Welcome to the
Essex Food & Drink Awards

The awards have been postponed until 2024.

We are excited to bring Essex our Food & Drink Awards

Both our Living Magazine and Essex Life magazine are known for celebrating the finer aspects in life, and as part of these we wish to celebrate with you all the best in local food and drink in Essex.

These awards are held in order to celebrate quality cuisine, excellent service and innovation within the Essex food and drink industry. A panel of independent judges will select who they deem worthy of the award recognition. 

The awards are free to enter. 

Those selected as finalists will receive free publicity in our publications and two complimentary tickets to attend the black tie gala presentation dinner and dance where ALL winners will be announced and presented with their award.

Mike Harper

Managing Director

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of recognising and celebrating the success and achievements of organisations in Essex!

Lynda Clark

Events Manager | South East

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact myself

Specialist Food Retailer of the Year

A farm shop, deli, butcher, wine shop or other independent specialist food retailer combining excellence in service, staff knowledge and products

Drinks Producer of the Year

A brewery, distillery, coffee roaster, or soft drinks producer combining excellence in the business and product

Food Producer of the Year

A food producer of any type combining excellence in the business and product

Pub, Bar or Taproom of the Year

A traditional pub, bar or brewery taproom

Pop-Up/Street Food Seller of the Year

A street or marketplace vendor offering excellent takeaway food, knowledge and service

Dining Pub / venue of the Year

A pub which is primarily known for its food or has become a food destination or a dining venue such as neighbourhood or bistro-style restaurant or bar

Cafe of the Year

A daytime-only eating place including cafés, tearooms, and bars

Hotel Restaurant of the Year

A restaurant with rooms or hotel restaurant for either residents only or residents and public dining

Restaurant of the Year

A standalone restaurant of any kind, who strive to give the best experience for the customer, value for money and have a stand out reputation

Young Chef of the Year

An individual that is displaying talent and commitment as they progress in their role of a young chef

Chef of the Year

An individual displaying talent and commitment who has had an outstanding year

Catering Company of the Year

An award to cover all elements of catering be in house, mobile, specific for gathering such as parties, wedding, wakes.

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