Entry Form & Award Criteria

We suggest that, before you start to complete your entry form, you check the map below to ensure that your business lies within the Richmondshire and Hambleton boundaries.

How to Enter:

Feel free to enter as many categories applicable to you, however, each entry must be on a separate form.

The entry criteria is shown in each category from the list on the right.

Please read the Terms & Conditions below before submitting your entry. Good luck!

We have prepared some suggestions and guidelines to help you with your entry: CLICK HERE.

Flavours of Herriot Country Awards area map

 TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All businesses must be trading in the Richmondshire and Hambleton area (see above map).
  • The closing date for entries is midnight, Friday 30th August 2019.
  • The Judges may or may not announce themselves to the business at the time of their judging visit.
  • The Judges will have the right to move an entry from their requested category, into a more relevant one to their business, to give a better fit and a better chance for the entrant.
  • The Finalists of each category will be notified, and informed what is required from them for the next stages of judging.
  • The judges will visit each of those shortlisted in relevant categories, and will introduce themselves at the end of their visit.  In certain categories a waiver of cost letter will be presented at the end of the judges visit which the venue agrees to cover.
  • The judge’s decisions are final.

Awards Entry Form

All fields marked with an ‘*‘ are mandatory.

seperate entry required for each category

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If you experience any problems submitting this entry form, please email: support@flavoursofherriotcountryawards.com

Award Category Criteria

Breakfast of the Year

Open to any establishment selling breakfast that does not require booking accommodation. The judges will be looking for a high standard of cooking, presentation, service and use of local produce where possible. The menu should include a range of dishes, including healthy and restricted diet options.

Tea Room of the Year

Open to any tearoom or café. The judges will be looking for both home-cooked food and baking using fresh, locally sourced products where possible. The menu should include a range of dishes, including healthy and restricted diet options.

Local Product of the Year

Open to any food or drink produced, grown, assembled or processed within the area. The judges will be looking for outstanding products using, where possible, ingredients local to the area, and the presentation and packaging (where applicable). There must be no more than 4 product samples to support each entry.

Once the finalists have been chosen, we will contact you with all the information you need for judging your products.

Specialist Retailer of the Year

Open to any food, drink or associated retailers selling directly to the public or on-line. The judges will be looking at the range of produce, layout and presentation of the shop or website, customer service, and staff knowledge – where applicable.

Afternoon Tea of the Year

This category is open to any business that serves a Traditional Afternoon Tea.

Impress us with your Traditional Afternoon Tea presentation, with all the delicious delights that accompany it.

Pub Food of the Year

Open to any pub selling food alongside wet sales. To be classed as a pub, you must welcome drinkers and provide a clearly defined area or room for drinkers. The judges will be looking for home-cooked food and using fresh, locally sourced products where possible. The menu should include a range of dishes, including restricted diet options.

Restaurant of the Year

Open to any establishment selling and serving food including, bistros, brasseries and fine dining. Size does not matter, as what the judges are really looking for is good cooking – using fresh, locally sourced products where possible – atmosphere, skilled, knowledgeable staff and great service. The menu should include a range of dishes including restricted diet options.

Baked Product of the Year

You can enter up to 4 products in this category – Pies, breads, cakes, pastries! We want you to impress our judge, who will be looking for the best baked product. This category is open to professional individual businesses, catering companies, Guest Houses, B&Bs, hotels.

Once the successful finalists have been chosen, we will contact you with all the information you need for judging your products.

Café/Restaurant of the Year at a Visitor Attraction

Any size of attraction selling and serving food to the public is eligible to enter. The judges will be looking for the range of foods on offer, high-quality dishes using, where possible, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, customer service, layout and appearance.

Best Customer Service Team of the Year

The judges will be looking for the team who go beyond their expected work role in caring for, supporting or delivering a great experience for the public, and/or have a fantastic customer service story to tell.

Locally Produced Beer of the Year

Open to anyone brewing beer in the area. You may be working alone, in a microbrewery, or brewing on a larger scale, we don’t care, we are interested in your beer! The judges will be looking at the correct balance of taste, aroma and appearance for the style of beer and its presentation.

Once the successful finalists have been chosen, we will contact you with all the information you need for judging your products.

Young Professional Chef or Catering Student of the Year

(Must be under 25 years of age)

Please provide the following details:

  • Your name.
  • Your age.
  • CV/Background.
  • Name and place of work, and/or college.

Design a main course dish using as much local produce as possible, costing less than £10.

Provide a description and title of the dish.

Cost out and itemise the list of ingredients.

The finalists will prepare and cook their dish in 90 minutes in front of the judging panel.

Once the finalists have been chosen, we will contact you with the time, venue, and further information for the judging.

FLAVOURS OF HERRIOT COUNTRY AWARDS 2019


E-mail: info@flavoursofherriotcountryawards.com

 

CHAIR OF BOARD
Irene Myers, Irene Myers & Associates.

BOARD MEMBERS
Cllr Carl Les, Leader, North Yorkshire Country Council.
Ian Ashton, Chair, Herriot Country Tourism Group.
Charlotte Noone, Destination: Farm Shop.
David Shields, Area Director, Welcome to Yorkshire.
Malcolm Warne, Communications Officer, the office of Rishi Sunak MP.

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