Judging begins for Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2010
PUBLISHED: 08:33 09 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:08 20 February 2013
Judging begins for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards in search for the best of the best in food and hospitality
Its that time of year again when we begin the search for excellence in the food and hospitality industries
Judging for this years Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards has already begun. Our food and drink consultant Annie Stirk has chosen her team of independent judges who represent all areas of the hospitality in their roles as experienced hoteliers, chefs, restaurateurs and food writers.
Contenders for the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards are from across the county including, up until now, unsung heroes and our judges leave no stone unturned to find the very best Yorkshire has to offer.
This award recognises the presence, passion and dedication of an individual or team from any category, who are at the frontline of their business, and who always deliver exceptional dining experiences for guests.
The awards recognise cuisine, service, ambience and individual qualities of the establishments which the panel of independent judges deem worthy of recognition. The grand finale of the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards is the celebration dinner when the winners are announced and which takes place in the autumn.
There are 13 categories this year which are:
Newcomer of the Year Hotel, pub or restaurant which must have been operating for less than two years.
City Restaurant of the Year Open to any city or town restaurant, bar or brasserie.
Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year Local restaurants outside a city centre.
International Restaurant of the Year Awarded to specialists in a style of cuisine other than British.
Restaurant of the Year Best restaurant in the county of any type.
Traditional Pub of the Year A great pub serving a good range of interesting local beers in traditional surroundings, with a bit of history and local legend thrown in. An emphasis on a good welcome, coupled with a great atmosphere. Open to both traditional drinking only pubs and also to pubs serving food.
Dining Pub of the Year The dining pub must also be a pub (a distinct bar area, open to non-diners) where there is an emphasis on the quality of food.
Small But Special Hotel of the Year Under15 bedrooms and offering something unique and different.
Hotel of the Year 15 or more bedrooms.
Local Food Producer of the Year Any food or drink made, sold or served using produce from Yorkshire.
Education Award Open to any college, school, organisation or individual who seeks to recognise, encourage, and develop new talent in the hospitality industry.
Customer Service This award recognises the presence, passion and dedication of an individual or team from any category, who are at the frontline of the business.
Chef of the Year There is no shortlist for this prestigious award which is chosen unanimously by the judges and awarded to a chef who consistently delivers at the top of his or her profession.