Manchester’s chefs and venues urged to nominate their work

This year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards is gearing up and I see the Hairy Bikers are to be the guest presenters at the Gala dinner in October.

Organisers are currently inviting the city’s venues to nominate themselves for the awards before the entries are then scrutinised by a judging panel and a shortlist drawn up.

So, if you’re a restaurateur, pub manager or chef who wants to be in for the chance to receive an honour at the event on October 12, here’s how to get started.

This is your chance to highlight yourself to the judges and tell them why you deserve the award.

If you think your venue deserves a nomination for any of the categories outlined below, then tell the festival organisers why and they will ensure the information is put in front of the panel.

Award Categories:

Restaurant of the Year
Bar of the Year
Pub of the Year
Newcomer of the Year Coffee Bar & Casual Dining Venue of the Year
Chef of the Year
Best Wine List
Best Food and Drink Retail Outlet
Best Provision for Vegetarians
Best Family Friendly Venue
MFDF Outstanding Contribution over the last Decade
MFDF Award for Healthy and Sustainable Eating

Outline in no more than 200 words why you think you deserve a nomination, specifying which award category/ies you are applying for (multiple category application is fine). You can include supporting evidence with this.

Then send all nominations to

DEADLINE, 2:30PM, 15th JUNE.


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