Below is the nomination criteria for the 2017 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards . Click on ‘Read More’ to find further details of each category.
Outstanding Customer Service
Sponsored by Scarlett PR & Marketing
Nothing makes a business stand out more than excellent customer service, no matter the size of the company in question. If they always greet you with a smile and know exactly what you want before you do, vote for them in this category.
Services to the Community
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys
Here we’re looking for food led initiatives that aim to inspire their local communities, whether
Butcher of the Year
While much of the ‘old’ High Street has been swept away by the modern world, the humble butcher continues to ply their craft outside the shadow of the supermarket.
Food and Drink Innovation
We’re on the hunt for someone who has created a little food and drink magic!
Independent Retailer of the Year
The winner of this award will consistently show an expert knowledge and an unrivalled passion for their trade.
Farm Shop of the Year
A mouthwatering range of local produce, enticing layout, colourful characters and great customer service are all key to a great farm shop.
Food & Drink Producer of the Year
Sponsored by Woking Food & Drink Festival
From wine to cheese via watercress, beef and even ice cream, Surrey has some amazing and often overlooked producers working away in fields, farms and garden sheds.
Pride of Surrey
Sponsored by Partridge Muir & Warren
This award recognises individuals who have promoted and worked with Surrey produce for a number of years.
Restaurant of the Year
Sponsored by Scattergood’s Agency
We’re looking for an exciting dining destination that offers an overall experience of excellence, with quality offered on all fronts whatever the cuisine.
Tea/Coffee Shop of the Year
Whether looking for a traditional cream tea, exotic coffee or delicious cakes, taste is vitally important but cost, convenience and choice are high on the list, too…
Best Local Menu
Sourced from Surrey! Exactly what it says on the, er, finest watermarked paper. Is there a restaurant, pub or cafe that you feel goes beyond the call of duty?
Pub of the Year
Sponsored by Visit Guildford
The winner of this category will need to stock local ales, have an inventive wine list and will know exactly what is required to keep the regulars coming back.
Best Local Food Event
Sponsored by BBC SURREY
Whether it’s established or upcoming, we’re looking for a farmers’ market, food festival, monthly pop-up or similar with a little foodie magic.
Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Guildford
This award is open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months
Best Family Dining
This is the place that never fails to keep the kids happy, without forgetting the parents.