THE DEADLINE for entries has passed, all the nominations are in and now begins the serious business of judging who will be the 2017 winners of the coveted EDP Norfolk Food & Drink Awards.
The judges’ job has been made even harder this year as the number of nominations is up by a whopping 40%; they will be sifting through close to 400 entrants across the categories in their search for excellence.
For the panel it means many hours of work; visits to the venues, many unannounced, careful and detailed observation and then the reviewing of notes and scores to select the finalists and from them, choose the winners.
All will be revealed at the gala evening on Monday, September 11 at Open in Norwich when more than 200 people will gather to find out who has landed the prestigious titles on offer. All the news from the night will be featured in the Eastern Daily Press newspaper and also in the October issue of EDP Norfolk magazine. www.norfolkfada.co.uk