Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Nominations are now open for Nantwich Food Awards 2022

visitor economy 20/05/2022

Nominate your favourite food or drink businesses now

Nominations for the 6 Nantwich Food Award categories below can now be made by customers or businesses themselves. If you would like to nominate your favourite business you have until just 3rd June to do so.

Nantwich Food Awards organiser Karen Young is gearing up for a busy time ahead; Karen says “We locals know that Nantwich and the surrounding area are wonderful places for food and drink, so the awards recognise the quality of businesses and their importance to the local economy. Nominations for the Food Awards can include businesses in a 10 mile radius of Nantwich.

“This year we have reduced the number of categories and have added the new one of Best Take Away Business. Now it’s over to the public to nominate their favourites.”

The Nantwich Food Award categories for 2022 are:

  • Restaurant of the Year (including hotel restaurants)   
  • Best Take Away Business
  • Best Newcomer (in the last 36 months)                       
  • Pub with Food of the Year
  • Bar Stars                                                                       
  • Cafe or Coffee Shop of the Year

Karen goes on to say “You can nominate your favourite food or drink businesses from now until 3rd June, and businesses in the above categories can nominate themselves. You can nominate in as many or as few categories as you wish, but businesses will only be able to accept nominations in a maximum of two categories.

“These revered awards give the public an opportunity to nominate and vote for their favourite local eateries, bars and producers that demonstrate the wide range of food and drinks offered in Nantwich and the surrounding Cheshire area.

Headline Sponsor for the Nantwich Food Awards, Applewood Independent are lending their support for the third year: Managing Director, David Pritchard says “Applewood Independent are proud to support this amazing event which recognises excellence in the local hospitality sector. 

“I will be nominating my own favourites and am thoroughly looking forward to the glittering gala evening in October, when all the awards are presented, and to meeting and congratulating the winners. The two previous Food Award presentation evenings that Applewood Independent sponsored were magnificent occasions, so some of the Applewood team will be there again at Nantwich Civic Hall for the Food Award Presentations.”

Actual voting opens on 6th June for those businesses nominated, and votes can only then be cast for those on the nominations shortlist.

Anyone who votes for the winner in any of the categories will be entered into a draw to win £40 to spend in the winning establishment. 

Key Dates:

Nominations are open until 3rd June            

Voting opens 6th June

Voting closes 4th September

To nominate and vote, and for further information about this year’s Nantwich Food Festival and the Nantwich Food Awards, please visit the new look Nantwich Food Festival website

For more information about the food festival and the Nantwich Food Awards, do call over to see the Festival team at the Jubilee Church Fete being held on St Mary’s, Nantwich church green between 10am and 2pm on 4 th June.

Local businesses will receive their latest update on Festival plans at a meeting at The Vine Inn on 24th May at 5.30pm; this also provides them with an ideal opportunity to feed in their thoughts and ask any questions they have about how they can get involved in the event.