Outstanding Customer Service
Nothing makes a business stand out more than excellent customer service, no matter the size of the company in question. It could be a maitre’d, a hotelier, or a cashier at the local pet shop: if they always greet you with a smile and know exactly what you want before you do, vote for them in this category.
Farm Shop of the Year
A good farm shop needs to have that extra-special something to tempt shoppers away from their local supermarket.
Independent Retailer of the Year
The winner of this award will consistently show an expert knowledge and, like all our finalists, an unrivaled passion for their trade. They could be a local deli, a wine and beer store, the village greengrocer or something unique.
Food and Drink Producer of the Year
We are looking for local food and drink producers who consistently provides both top-quality local produce and service to their customers.
Tea / Coffee shop of the Year
Sponsored by Fenwick Windsor
Tea shops are an integral part of the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire food and drink scene and we’d like to know your favourites.
Pub of the Year
As well as excellent food and drink, your pub must offer fantastic, friendly customer service and real value for money. Good pubs are genuinely the hub of their local community.
Best Family Dining
This is the place that never fails to keep the kids happy, without forgetting the parents. Do you know somewhere offering tasty, nutritious children’s meals and entertainment in a welcoming environment?
Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by Porsche Centre Reading
This popular category is open to anyone in the food or drink industry who has started a new venture within the last 18 months.
Chef of the Year
Sponsored by Anthony Mullan Furniture
The Chef of the Year should be someone who has devoted him or herself to the cause of serving the best possible food in one of Berkshire or Buckinghamshire’s excellent restaurants.
Restaurant of the Year
The Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Restaurant of the Year needs to offer an incomparable dining experience, from the ambience to the service and most importantly the food.
Butcher of the Year
While much of the ‘old’ High Street has been swept away by the modern world, the humble butcher continues to ply their craft outside the shadow of the supermarket – and in many cases flourish. We’re looking for butcher’s whose skill is undoubted and who help keep the food miles down.
The Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Food and Drink Hero
Sponsored by Stoke Park
This award recognises individuals and businesses which actively and proudly promote the great local produce Berkshire and Buckinghamshire has to offer. It is open to food and drink producers, as well as those who support and service them, demonstrating a real passion for the county and the food and drink made here.