Below is the nomination criteria for the 2016 Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards. Click on ‘More information’ to find further details of each category.
Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Lucia Wine Bar and Grill
Nominate a restaurant in Yorkshire which offers the best dining experience including food, décor and service.
Hotel of the Year
Sponsored by Hatfields
Nominate a Yorkshire based hotel that offers outstanding accommodation, fantastic facilities and food plus amazing customer service.
Dining Pub of the Year
Nominate your favourite dining pub in Yorkshire for their fantastic menu, atmosphere and service.
Independent Retailer of the Year
Nominate your favourite deli, baker or food retailer who you think deserves this accolade.
Food or Drink Product of the Year
Sponsored by Rural Crafts Association
Nominate your favourite food or drink product – whether made by a Yorkshire farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer.
Food Hero of the Year
Sponsored by Alevere Therapy
This person will have made a lasting contribution to the food and drink community.
Family Dining Award of the Year
Nominate your favourite pub in Yorkshire. It should serve good beer, great food and give guests a warm welcome.
Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Slingsby Gin, Slingsby Gin
Open to anyone who started a restaurant, hotel, pub or café within the last 18 months in Yorkshire.
Outstanding Customer Service Award
Nominate your favourite drink – whether made by a Yorkshire farmer, producer, retailer or manufacturer.
Chef of the Year
Sponsored by Total Foodservice
Someone who has devoted themselves to the cause of serving the best possible food within the region.
Farm Shop of the Year
Nominate a farm shop that you think offers value for money, a great selection of local products and brilliant customer service.
Tea Room/Coffee Shop of the Year
Who serves the best tea or coffee and the nicest cakes or the best scones