The Guild has announced the shortlists for its annual Awards. The most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting, the Awards are fiercely contested by the best in the field.
The winners will be announced at an evening Awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 May at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD. The victors will be presented with a beautifully engraved glass trophy and a prize of £500 by Guild member and host Aggie MacKenzie.
This year’s record entry levels have ensured a wonderful diversity of subject matter, from food poverty and obesity to home-curing and seasonality, and a global outlook taking us from Shanghai to Jerusalem and right back, of course, to Britain. The Cookery Book category was particularly crowded this year, with the highest-ever number of entries.
The shortlists highlight emerging talent as well as featuring some of our best-known food writers and broadcasters, including Ken Hom and Yotam Ottolenghi. The Guild of Food Writers Awards demonstrate and celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in an area that’s more lively than ever.
The Guild of Food Writers Awards are sponsored by the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, who are also co-sponsoring the Kate Whiteman Award for Work on Food and Travel with the State of Alaska. This year’s other individual Award sponsors are Thermomix (Cookery Book of the Year), British Lion Eggs (Food Blog of the Year), Tenderstem® (Food Magazine or Section of the Year), Fish is the Dish by Seafish (Miriam Polunin Award for Work on Healthy Eating) and Ferrarelle (Restaurant Reviewer of the Year).
To see the full shortlists please click here.