Best Local Food Event finalists - Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2015
PUBLISHED: 10:58 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:16 27 August 2015
With record numbers of votes received from the people of Surrey, competition has been fierce during the third Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards. But with our judging panel having deliberated long and hard to whittle down the thousands of nominations, here we bring you this year’s hotly-anticipated shortlist of the finalists - and what it means to them...
Best Local Food Event finalists
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Woking Food and Drink Festival
The festival continues to grow in size and popularity and this nomination validates these facts. It’s great recognition for the team that put on this free, three-day culinary experience, which brings people together to taste something different right on their doorstep, in the heart of their town. The festival is enhanced by the Borough’s ongoing transformation, the increase in food and drink related businesses setting up in the area and its growing and diverse population. It has also strengthened partnerships, especially between Woking Borough Council, local businesses and partner organisations, including Tante Marie – the jewel in the festival’s crown.
Surbiton Farmers’ Market
We’ve always felt our market was special. Not just because of its setting on beautiful Maple Road with its village-y restaurants and shops. Nor the 26 stalls of carefully selected produce run by passionate local artisans. It’s our whole business model - a market staffed by volunteers with excess profits going to local good causes. To create a monthly event that brings the whole community together is reward in itself. But to be nominated for an award by Surrey Life readers is the icing on the cake. It’s an affirmation by discerning local people that what we do is appreciated. And that makes us feel very special.
Ripley Farmers’ Market
We’re delighted to be nominated as it means that people coming to our market have enjoyed it enough to take time out of their busy lives to vote for us. We strive to make the market not only a great place to buy local produce but also a local community event bringing people together to socialise as well as shop! So to have affirmation that we are doing this well is truly heart-warming.
Headline sponsor: Huntington House and Langham Court care homes
Venue partner: Foxhills
Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards Night 2015: Thursday September 10