Entries are invited from tourism and hospitality businesses, including food tours, cookery schools, pubs and restaurants that offer an enhanced local food and drink experience.
Entrants must demonstrate how they have created a customer-friendly food experience and used local food producers and ingredients to create a ‘sense of place’ and connection to Northern Ireland. They should also demonstrate how they have reflected the quality of NI’s food produce and are supporting building Northern Ireland’s reputation as a food destination
The best food and drink experiences demonstrate:
- How you have incorporated local food and drink stories, events and culinary experiences
- Regional and seasonal spread
- A focus on quality and provenance
- International appeal
This category will be judged in Stage Two judging by Mystery Shop OR Presentation depending on the nature of the entry.