Time to have your say in the county’s definitive food and drink awards
Voting has opened for the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards 2019.
The awards, a benchmark for customer satisfaction and company achievement, first appeared back in 1999.
They’ve become the most voted-for food and drink awards in the UK – with over 40,000 votes registered in both 2017 and 2018 – as customers nominate their favourite venues across 13 different categories.
This year the number of awards has increased to 16 as Taste Cheshire has added additional categories for food producers.
Taste Cheshire CEO Stephen Wundke explained: “We also represent over 100 different small food and drink producers in Cheshire and they have been asking for some time to be recognised at these awards, so we have added three further categories to our already large list to include these food and drink production heroes across Cheshire.”
The process to vote is simple with everyone encouraged to vote for their favourite place or producer in each category by visiting the Taste Cheshire website and clicking through to the awards page.
You can vote for whomever you wish in every category, but only one voting form will register from each computer/email address.
Taste Cheshire general manager Briony Wilson said: “Over the past 20 years the awards have become so popular and we are proud that they are seen by many as a benchmark of quality right across our region.”
Briony added: “The food and drinking scene in our area has really flourished and we believe our awards reflect the incredible standard on offer.”
When voting closes on 3rd March 2019, Taste Cheshire will name the four/five nominations in each category who will receive a mystery visit by a panel of industry judges.
The judges will then complete a report on each venue (the report becomes available to the venue after the winners have been announced, showing how their business was judged).
The 2019 winners will be crowned at the gala dinner on 24th April 2019 which will be held at Chester Racecourse.