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2022 Awards OPEN for entries

Entries for the 2022 Food Drink Devon Awards are now OPEN to all Devon based Food and Drink businesses.

Currently in their eleventh year, these gold standard awards celebrate the very best Devon has to offer by recognising and championing the county’s most respected, influential and passionate artisan food and drink producers and establishments.

This year there are 4 main award categories:

  • Producer Awards  – for individual items produced by primary and secondary producers.
  • Hospitality Awards – for restaurants, hotels, cafés, bistros, pubs, bars, takeaways and street food.
  • Retailer Awards – for farm shops, delis, food halls, community shops, other food and drink shops and online retailers.
  • New for 2022 - Chef of the Year - open to any Head Chef or Sous Chef who lives and works in Devon
Producer Awards

The Devon Producer Awards are open to Food & Drink producers based in Devon using Devon ingredients.

Individual products will be blind-tasted by an independent and unbiased expert judging panel and outstanding products will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and winners.   Awards will also be given to Product of the Year and a new Award for Best New Product of the Year.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 2 products per company. Then £35+vat per additional product.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £35+vat per product (Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 22 April 2022).
All producers submitting an entry agree to sending samples of their entered products to Food Drink Devon in June 2022.
Hospitality Awards

The Hospitality Awards are open to all Devon based hospitality establishments.   By entering you are agreeing to provide a free meal for two judges.  All entrants will be visited by independent and unbiased expert judges during May, June or July 2022.  If you wish to enter more than one category you are required to provide the necessary vouchers/cash for each.

Outstanding establishments will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and the overall winner of each category.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 1 category and then £35+vat per additional category.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £35+vat per category (Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 22 April 2022).
Silver Awards will be given to those entrants achieving 80-89%, Gold Awards to 90-99% and Platinum Awards to those achieving a faultless 100%.
Retailer Awards

The Retailer Awards are open to all Devon based retail establishments.   By entering you are agreeing to provide a voucher for £50 for our judges. If you wish to enter more than one category you are required to provide the necessary vouchers for each.  All entrants will be visited by independent and unbiased expert judges during May, June or July 2022.

Outstanding establishments will be awarded Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.  An independent adjudicator will verify the results and the overall winner of each category.

Entry Fee

  • Food Drink Devon Member - Entry is free for 1 category and then £35+vat per additional category.
  • Non-Members - Entry is £35+vat per category (Entry fees will be deducted from your first year’s membership costs, if you sign up for Food Drink Devon membership before 22 April 2022).
Silver Awards will be given to those entrants achieving 80-89%, Gold Awards to 90-99% and Platinum Awards to those achieving a faultless 100%.
Chef of the Year Awards

New for 2022 the Chef of the Year Awards are open to any Head Chef, Sous Chef or Private Chef who lives and works in Devon.  Judging will take place over 2 rounds and full details can be found in the briefing pack.

Entry Fee

  •  Entry is £50+vat per Chef

Feedback reports will be available to all entrants for a small fee.

Entries can be made online or you can complete and email the entry forms to us.

This year’s final deadline for entries is Friday 22 April 2022.  Judging will take place over the following three months, a shortlist of winners will be announced in August and the winners themselves at the awards ceremony taking place in October.

Why enter?

Apart from media recognition and the prestige of using award success in your marketing if you’re a winner, every entrant who chooses to can get valuable and constructive feedback on their entry. The independent panel of experienced judges will mystery shop the Hospitality and Retailer entries, and blind-taste the Producer entries. For the small investment of time to complete your entry, you can receive a confidential appraisal of your products and services as they are presented to your customers, helping you maintain and improve your quality standards.

Please address all correspondence and queries regarding the awards to Ali Neagle at or call 07789 666064

Good luck! We look forward to receiving your entry!

The Food Drink Devon Awards are kindly supported by our 2022 Platinum sponsor Partners&.

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