Having celebrated an exciting record-breaking year in 2019 with over 18,000 public votes and hundreds of entries, the Sussex Food & Drink Awards is now focusing on the year ahead with entries open now for the Sussex Street Food of the Year 2020 category as they must be received by 27 September 2019.
This hugely popular category was introduced to the awards five years ago and the panel of judges will be looking for exciting businesses creating artisan dishes with care and passion, to be eaten in a mobile situation and dedicated to using quality local Sussex ingredients.
Said Hilary Knight,co-director of Natural Partnerships CIC, who run the awards as a not-for-profit scheme to boost the local food and drink industry: “We’re looking for amazing and creative food served from individually styled and attractive mobile 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 2020 finals will be held in Horsham Carfax on Sunday 27 October from 10am until 4pm. Sponsors of this category, Horsham District Foodies supported by Food Rocks, will be organising the competition and wonderful market day, where the public can vote for their favourite to win.
Entrance is freeand 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.
Entries for all other categories in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2020 open on 24 Septemberand winners will be revealed and receive their awards on 29 April2020at a glittering 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 three events in Sussex from April to October 2019.