CATEGORIES

Nominations for The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017 are now closed.

Categories:

Restaurant of the Year

This category recognises the best restaurants in Northern Ireland, which provide cuisine of a truly excellent standard, demonstrating innovation and ambience, and which always ensure a high standard of hospitality and service.

Cafe/Bistro of the Year

This category recognises a café/bistro that offers delicious light food and beverages in a family-friendly and relaxed environment.

Takeaway of the Year

This award recognises and commends those takeaways, whose gastronomic delights grace the dining tables, the living rooms and the laps in people’s homes.

Gastro Pub of the Year

This category recognises and rewards pubs/inns or bars that have successfully managed to combine the provision of enjoyable food with a lively atmosphere and a warm welcome with a high standard of management.

Hotel Restaurant of the Year

This award recognises a hotel that has a proven track record of striving to ensure the very best level of service and food are provided at their restaurant. Attention to detail, commitment and structured approach to future developments to improve the overall guest experience are also key.

Caterer of the Year

This category rewards and recognises the dedication, enthusiasm and fervour of those who work tirelessly at diverse events, ranging from intimate parties to large-scale events, providing a standard of excellence that is second to none.

Chef of the Year

This accolade seeks to acknowledge the most talented chefs in the industry with the best and most exceptional cooking techniques.

Cooking School of the Year

This category commends the best cooking schools in Northern Ireland, which offer a range of cooking courses and classes taught by some of the best professionals.

Best of Belfast

This category rewards an establishment based in Belfast recognised for its impeccable service, great atmosphere and delicious food.

 

SPECIALIST CATEGORIES

Best Indian Establishment

This recognises an establishment which provides a taste of the East, with a range of spices and flavours to create authentic Indian cuisine.

Best Italian Establishment

Italian cuisine is among the world’s richest and most varied. This category acknowledges those restaurants, which provide us with great Italian food, ranging from a light snack or a hearty meal.

Best Mediterranean Establishment

This category recognises those who provide the best robust flavour and textures from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea.

Best Mexican Establishment

This category rewards and recognises an establishment that offers a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish elements, leaving the customer feeling very satisfied.

Best Oriental Establishment

This category recognises those who provide the best robust flavour and textures from the Oriental cultures.

Best World Cuisine

This category recognises those, who bring experience from around the globe to create dishes from far and wide; bringing the culture and taste into the food they serve, leaving every customer feeling as if they have dived into a foreign culture.

Best Vegetarian Establishment

This category recognises those restaurants, which serve the best vegetarian dishes to fulfil the needs of their customers.

Best Seafood Establishment

The best seafood establishment is one that would serve the best sea cuisine. Using creativity, taste, textures and variety, it would provide a range of seafood to tantalise people’s taste buds.

Best Street Food

This award will go to a portable food booth, which is able to provide ready-to-eat food. Whether it is the street or in a market, this pop-up culinary experience is the foodie fad of the year.

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

This category commends those, who have mastered the art of fine dining, from immaculate waiting staff to mouth-watering meals with attention to detail, giving every customer a top-class experience.

Best Dessert Outlet

In recent times we have seen the rapid opening of dessert-only places. This category recognises those who work hard to provide us with the satisfaction of satisfying our cravings for high-quality sweets.

 

PRODUCERS/SUPPLIERS

Best Northern Irish Food Producer

This award is presented to a food producer, who always provides high-quality and a wide range of products.

Fresh Produce Provider of the Year

This category recognises a food provider who sources the best of farm-produced crops and goods, ensuring we get the best quality of our five a day fruits and vegetables.

Wholesale Bakery of the Year

This category commends the most trusted wholesale bakery suppliers, who offer some of the most delicious and freshest breads, cakes and pastries to their clients.

Retail Bakery of the Year

This category recognises those who produce and sell many of the foods we regularly like to eat. From breads and cakes to pastries and pies, this award recognises the best retail bakeries in Northern Ireland.

Seafood Supplier of the Year

This category recognises the best seafood suppliers, who successfully manage to ensure the freshness and wide range of their sea products.

Meat Supplier of the Year

The meat supplier of the year category acknowledges those who supply the widest range of the best and freshest meat.

Best Wholesale Supplier

This category recognises the best food wholesale suppliers, who provide high quality and timely service to their clients, and offers a wide range of diverse products.

Dairy Food Provider of the Year

The dairy food provider category awards those, who provide the best-quality high-energy-yielding products on the market.

 

 

 

 


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