Nominations are now open to find Derbyshire’s best pubs, restaurants, bars and cafés.
The ninth Derby Food and Drink Awards, which is designed to celebrate the county’s best establishments, was officially launched at Iberico in Bold Lane last night.
Marketing Derby, a group set up to attract investment and create employment opportunities in the city, is running the awards.
There are 8 categories open for nominations, which include:
Best Newcomer – Sponsored by Burnthebook
Best Out of Town – Sponsored by the University of Derby
Derby Telegraph Excellence in Customer Service
Best International – Sponsored by Riverlights Derby
Restaurant of the Year – Sponsored by Denby Pottery
Last year, more than 2,500 people put forward their suggestions.
The winners of Derby’s Food and Drink Awards 2017 will be announced at a glitzy ceremony at the Roundhouse on October 9.
Marketing Derby managing director, John Forkin, said: “Each year the Derby Food and Drink Awards go from strength to strength. They are now firmly established in Derby’s awards calendar and are keenly awaited and hotly contested. Marketing Derby are proud to co-ordinate these awards to help shine the light on the very best that Derby has to offer.”
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After nominations close on August 18, each nominated café, bar, restaurant or bar will be visited by Marketing Derby’s panel of mystery judges.
They will be looking for a welcoming, comfortable and exceptional experience which makes a delicious contribution to Derby’s food and drink offering. Each establishment’s food hygiene rating will also be taken into account.
Media partners for the ceremony include the Derby Telegraph. Sponsors include Roundhouse Events, Royal Crown Derby, Burnthebook, the University of Derby, Riverlights Derby and Denby Pottery.
For more information and to make your nominations, visit www.derbyawards.co.uk.
Source: Derby Telegraph