7 weeks to go!
7 weeks to go until what I hear you ask? The start of the summer holidays? The end of the summer holidays? No, something very important for our High Street - the deadline for submission of your Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Award nomination!!!!
Eat Around Tonbridge is supporting these awards again this year after the bumper haul Tonbridge managed last year! You have to give yourselves a pat on the back - you nominated in droves and as a result ...
Sulston's Kitchen won newcomer of the year;
Ian Chatfield Butchers was a finalist in the Independent Food and Drink Retailer of the Year category.
It would be fantastic if we could improve upon this in 2017 but that means that we all need to nominate and write a couple of lines about why we're nominating - that bit is really important.
The categories are:
Family Dining Award - ***new for this year*** - the description for this award is somewhere that keeps children happy as well as grown-ups; offering tasty nutritious food as well as facilities to keep the children entertained.
Food & Drink Hero of the Year - feel free to nominate Eat Around Tonbridge!
Newcomer of the Year - we have some great contenders, watch out for a future post! If you've already started thinking - the newcomer needs to have opened in the last 18 months.
Farm shop of the Year (look out for part 2 of Meet the Ryneharts soon!)
Pub of the Year - so many to choose from round here!
Independent Cafe / Tea Room of the Year - would be great to win this category again, especially as we have such a great cafe culture in Tonbridge.
Farmers' Market of the Year - Tonbridge Farmers' Market won at the Taste of Kent Awards, could they win again?
Restaurant of the Year
Chef of the Year
Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer - let's help Ian Chatfield win this year!
Product / Producer of the Year
Outstanding Customer Service
So don the thinking cap, arrange a meal out to discuss, go for a coffee to encourage your friends and nominate!
Look out for posts with nomination suggestions and maybe more Facebook Live!