East Midlands Food and Drink Awards are back for 2012

The search is on to find the best of the best in the food and drink industry.

East Midlands Newspapers, which owns the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, the Rutland Times and The Loca, is excited to announce its second Food and Drink Awards for 2012.

We need to find the best places to eat and drink as well as your local food heroes. Listed below are the categories that can be entered –

nominations are invited from customers and businesses – anyone can nominate (you can even nominate yourself!). The competition will culminate in a fantastic black-tie awards ceremony and dinner hosted by Aldo Zilli on Sunday October 28 at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre.

The competition will launch in June 2012 and will be promoted in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Stamford/Rutland Mercury, Bourne Local,

Melton Times, Grantham Journal, Sleaford Standard, Boston Standard, Horncastle News, Market Rasen Mail, Louth Leader and Skegness Standard.

For further information and to make a nomination or receive a nomination/entry form please contact events and exhibitions manager Linda Pritchard on 01476 562291 or by email Linda.Pritchard@jpress.co.uk

The categories are:

BEST BAR

BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT

BEST FISH & CHIPS

BEST GASTRO PUB

BEST TEA ROOM/CAFÉ

CUSTOMER CARE FOR SERVICE/FRONT OF HOUSE

BEST NEWCOMER

BEST ORIENTAL RESTAURANT

BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT

BEST EUROPEAN RESTAURANT (TO INCLUDE FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, TURKISH AND GREEK)

BEST CHEF

LOCAL FOOD HERO

BEST VENUE

BEST SPECIAL EVENT CATERER