The Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2019, which launches in September this year, has opened its first category for entries. The popular Sussex Street Food of the Year category is now open for its fourth year and calls for Sussex-based businesses, who offer great food to be eaten in a mobile situation, and who fly the flag for ingredients made in the county.
The panel of judges will be looking for an exciting business creating artisan dishes with care, passion, and true dedication to using quality local Sussex ingredients.
Hilary Knight, co-director of Natural Partnerships CIC, who run the awards as a not-for-profit scheme to boost the local and artisan food and drink industry, explained: “We’re looking for amazing and creative food served from individually styled and attractive units, with a clear message about what’s on offer. The winner should be someone who demonstrates responsibility for the environment and food hygiene, and sources as many local ingredients as possible.”
Sussex Street Food of the Year finals will be held in Horsham Carfax on 21 October from 10am until 4pm. Sponsors of this category, Horsham District Foodies supported by Food Rocks, will be organising the competition and exciting market day, where the public get to vote for their favourite to win.
Entrance is free and visitors will be able to enjoy live music, boutique shopping, pop up bars and artisan products, whilst soaking up the fantastic foodie atmosphere as ten of the very best Sussex street food vendors battle it out to see who wins the coveted trophy.
All winners and runners up will go on to receive their awards, on 15 May 2019, at a BAFTA-style awards ceremony hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE and Danny Pike from BBC Sussex, including a spectacular seven-course Sussex produce banquet, produced by Sodexo Prestige, at the Amex Stadium.
SUSSEX STREET FOOD OF THE YEAR – Offering great food to be eaten in a mobile situation from an individually styled and attractive unit with a clear message about what’s on offer. Someone who demonstrates responsibility for the environment and food hygiene and sources as many local ingredients as possible. Must attend at least 3 events in Sussex from April to October 2018.
Go to www.sussexfoodawards.biz now to enter your Street Food business.