We felt it was time to raise a huge cheer for the people behind Kent and Medway’s buzzing food and drink industry – and so these awards were born.
With nominations made by the public and the winners selected by a panel of independent industry experts, the aim of the awards is to give credit where it is truly due to the rising stars, industry trendsetters and unsung food heroes.
So whatever your food and drink favourites - be it a baker, a farmer, a cafe, a village pub or a champion of your local community - we want to hear from you!
Any food and drink business or individual located in Kent is eligible and nominating is easy - just fill in the swift and simple form here, , telling us what makes them stand out from the culinary crowd.
You’ve got between now and 5pm on January 10 to get your nominations in.
The three businesses or individuals with the most nominations per category will then be shortlisted and the winners chosen by a panel of independent, industry-expert judges headed up by well-known chef and restauranteur Richard Phillips.
Together with our sponsors and partners, we will announce our winners at a special reception at the Spitfire Ground, home of Kent County Cricket in Canterbury, on Tuesday, February 27.
These awards are YOUR awards, so get those nominations in. . .
The Kent & Medway Food & Drink Awards are presented by KM Media Group