The 4th Midlands Food Drink & Hospitality Awards is back in full swing again, gearing up to be the biggest celebration of the incredibly hardworking sector.

This year the awards will be moving, as we want to share the love; the awards will be taking place at the Aston Villa – Holte Suite on 24th June 2019. We have had an incredible 3 years at the Edgbaston Cricket Gound and it’s only fair to let the football walla’s have a taste of the Food, Drink & Hospitality sector’s prestigious celebration.

With Pepsi Max as headline sponsor for the fourth year running the event promises to be spectacular, capturing the vibrant industry which is full of flair, charisma and the most hard-working people in any industry.

David Read from Pepsi Max said: “Once again we are here as the Headline sponsor for the fourth year running. It’s a great honour to be involved in such a prestigious awards ceremony that showcases all that the Midlands has to offer within the Food, Drink and Hospitality category. During the past three years we have seen these awards grow in popularity and are really looking forward to seeing what this year will bring.

I would like to thank all at MFDHA for the opportunity to work with them again and also to take this moment to wish all nominees the very best of luck for the night.”

This year there have been some new additions to the awards categories.
The following new categories have been added:

Desi Bar & Grill of the Year
Dessert Parlour of the Year
Venue Design of the year

In addition to these the Spanish category has been widened to include food from the broader Hispanic countries, therefore this category has been re-named to Hispanic restaurant of the Year.

The awards will be judged by 5 independent judges who have direct knowledge and experience of the Food, drink & hospitality industries. There is an additional process of a public vote which will also be considered in the final decision making by the judges.

….But, first of all we need your nominations, so get nominating now, visit our website www.mfdhawards.co.uk and nominate your favourite, or if you are part of the industry and believe you deserve to be nominated then you can nominate yourself.

Closing date for nominations is Monday 29th April 2019, but don’t leave it until the last minute!

Shortlist will be announced on the 6tth May 2019 when voting will also commence.

We look forward to receiving the nominations……… Good luck!

Full category list:

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Gastro Pub of the Year

South Asian Restaurant of the Year

Oriental Restaurant of the Year

Steak Restaurant of the Year

Italian Restaurant of the Year

Hispanic Restaurant of the Year

Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant of the Year

Casual Dining Establishment of the Year

Desi Bar & Grill of the Year

Dessert Parlour of the Year

People’s Choice (Public Vote)

Venue Design of the Year

Chef of the Year

Bar/Restaurant Manager of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

Street Food Operator of the Year

Food/Drink Festival of the Year

Food/Drink Blogger of the Year

Cocktail Bar of the Year

Traditional Pub of the Year

Sommelier of the Year

Hotel Bar of the Year

Drinks Merchant / Tasting House of the Year

Afternoon Tea of the Year

Independent Coffee Shop of the Year

Brewery/Distillery of the Year

Hotel of the Year

Boutique Hotel of the Year

General Manager of the Year

Venue of the Year

Midlands Food Drink & Hospitality Awards - A recognition & celebration of the great work done within the industry