2021 Awards

Entries for the Food Drink Devon Awards 2021 are now OPEN to all Devon based Food and Drink businesses.

This year there are 3 main award categories:

  • Producer Awards – for individual items produced by primary and secondary producers.
  • Hospitality Awards – for restaurants, hotels, cafés, bistros, pubs, bars, takeaways  and street food.
  • Retailer Awards – for farm shops, delis, food halls, community shops, other food and drink shops and online retailers.

Producer Awards: 

The Devon Producer Awards are open to Food & Drink producers based and making products in Devon.

Individual products will be blind-tasted by an independent and unbiased expert judging panel and outstanding products will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and winners.   Awards will also be given to Food Product and Drink Product of the Year.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 2 products per company.   Then £30+vat per additional product.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £30+vat per product.

Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 30 April 2021.

All producers submitting an entry agree to sending samples of their entered products to Food Drink Devon by Monday 21 June 2021.

Hospitality Awards:

The Hospitality Awards are open to all Devon based hospitality establishments.   By entering you are agreeing to provide a free meal for two judges.  All entrants will be visited by independent and unbiased expert judges during May, June or July 2021.  If you wish to enter more than one category you are required to provide the necessary vouchers for each.

Outstanding establishments will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and the overall winner of each category.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 1 category and then £30+vat per additional category.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £30+vat per category.

Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 30 April 2021.

For categories 1-4, Please submit with this application a voucher for a 2 or 3 course meal plus a glass of wine for 2, for the mystery diner visitors.  If you enter more than 1 category please provide a voucher for each category entered.

For categories 5-6, for our judges to remain anonymous please pay £25 with your entry to cover the costs of our judges’ visit.

Silver Awards will be given to those entrants achieving 80-89%, Gold Awards to 90-99% and Platinum Awards to those achieving a faultless 100%.

Retailer Awards:

The Retailer Awards are open to all Devon based retail establishments.   By entering you are agreeing to provide a voucher for £50 for our judges. If you wish to enter more than one category you are required to provide the necessary vouchers for each.  All entrants will be visited by independent and unbiased expert judges during May, June or July 2021. 

Outstanding establishments will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and the overall winner of each category.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 1 category and then £30+vat per additional category.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £30+vat per category.

Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 30 April 2021.

Silver Awards will be given to those entrants achieving 80-89%, Gold Awards to 90-99% and Platinum Awards to those achieving a faultless 100%.

Feedback

Reports will be available to all entrants for a small fee.

How to enter

Entries can be made online at www.fooddrinkdevon.co.uk/awards/entry-form

or you can complete and email the entry forms to us.

This year’s final deadline for entries is Friday 30 April 2021.  Judging will take place over the following three months, a shortlist of winners will be announced in August and the winners themselves at the awards ceremony taking place in October. 

Why enter?

Apart from media recognition and the prestige of using award success in your marketing if you’re a winner, every entrant who chooses to can get valuable and constructive feedback on their entry. The independent panel of experienced judges will mystery shop the Hospitality and Retailer entries, and blind-taste the Producer entries. For the small investment of time to complete your entry, you can receive a confidential appraisal of your products and services as they are presented to your customers, helping you maintain and improve your quality standards.

Please address all correspondence and queries regarding the awards to Ali Neagle on [email protected], or Telephone: 07789 666064