There are 26 categories for 2016 and these are: 


Restaurant of the Year
This award recognises those that provide cuisine of a truly exceptional standard, as well as demonstrating innovation and ambience all while providing a high standard of hospitality.

Cafe/Bistro of the Year
This award recognises those who serve up light food and beverages in a family friendly and relaxed environment.

Takeaway of the Year
This category recognises and heartily commends those takeaways’ whose gastronomic delights grace the dining tables, living rooms and the laps of English homes.

Gastro Pub of the Year
This award celebrates pubs/bars that have successfully combined the provision of enjoyable food and great atmosphere.

Hotel Restaurant of the Year
This award recognises a hotel that strives to provide the best in food and service to all their guests.

Caterer of the Year
This award recognises the dedication, enthusiasm and passion of those who work from intimate parties to large-scale events, providing an excellent service that is second to none.

Best Indian Establishment
This award recognises an establishment which brings a taste of the east to us, with a range of spices and flavours, to create authentic Indian Cuisine. 

Best Italian Establishment
This award celebrates the experts in Italian cuisine, whether it is a light snack or a hearty meal.

Best Mediterranean Establishment
This category acknowledges those who give us those robust tastes and textures from the cultures adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea.

Best Oriental Establishment
This award celebrates those who serve us dishes of Chinese and Japanese fusion, with amazing flavours, spices and textures from sushi to soups.

Best World Cuisine
This award recognises those establishments that bring us a wide variety of authentic flavours and dishes from around the globe, catering to everyone’s favourites.

Best Mexican Establishment
This award celebrates those who provide us with a fusion of indigenous Mexican cooking with European styling’s, especially Spanish elements, from tapas to tacos.

Best Vegetarian Establishment
This category recognises those who specialise in serving the most appetizing vegetarian foods to satisfy the requirements of their diners.

Best Seafood Establishment
The best seafood establishment is one which serves the finest delicacies that the sea has to offer. Using imagination, flavour, textures and variety, they would provide a range of seafood to tantalise our taste buds.

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
This category celebrates those who have mastered the art of fine dining, from immaculate waiting staff, to mouth watering dishes.

Dessert Outlet of the Year
This award recognises those places where we can’t help but buy something, from cakes to ice cream or doughnuts to chocolate.

Traditional British Restaurant
This award celebrates a restaurant that provides great service and quality while sticking to British roots.

Ambient Food Manufacturer
This award celebrates those who ensure our long shelf life foods are still amazing quality, have superb textures and most importantly taste wonderful.

Bakery of the Year
This award recognises bakeries however big or small they may be, who ensure that we get the best quality food possible.

Best Chilled Food Supplier
This award celebrates the manufacturers and suppliers that ensure that the chilled food products that are used are served at their highest quality and best taste.

Dairy Food Provider of the Year
This award celebrates those who provide us with high energy yielding products with the best quality

Fresh Produce Provider of the Year
This award recognises those who source the best of farm-produced crops and goods, ensuring we receive the best quality of our five a day fruits and vegetables.

Frozen Food Provider of the Year
This category recognises those that successfully manage to preserve foods from the time they have been prepared to the time it is consumed, without compromising in terms of food quality and texture.

Meat Supplier of the Year
This award celebrates those who provide us with a great selection of the freshest of meats to ensure we get the greatest taste from our dishes.

Seafood Supplier of the Year
This award recognises those who supply us foods from the sea, from the freshness of the goods to the widest variety available.

Best Street Food
This award will go to the best portable food booth which is able to provide ready-to-eat treats, whether it is on the street or in a market.

Wholesaler of the Year
This award recognises the companies who provide everything any establishment could need, from food products to plates and cutlery.

Best of Manchester
This award goes to a Manchester based establishment who has successfully established themselves within the local food sector and is acknowledged and appreciated as experts in their trade. They have demonstrated dedication and passion for their industry which makes them a worthy contender.

 

 


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