Awards 2016 – Shortlists Announced

Photograph of 2014 Trophy by Idil Sukan
The Guild of Food Writers has announced the shortlists for its annual Awards, the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 22 June at a ceremony at Opera Holland Park in London. They will be presented with a beautifully engraved glass trophy and a prize of £500.

The shortlists highlight emerging talent as well as featuring some of our best-known food writers and broadcasters, including Lindsey Bareham, Joanna Blythman, Felicity Cloake, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rick Stein and Bee Wilson. The Guild of Food Writers Awards celebrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise at work in a thriving creative field.

You can read the full shortlists here.

This year’s Awards sponsors are Scotch Beef PGI (main sponsor of the Awards); Aspall (sponsor of the British Food Award); Encona (sponsor of the Food Blog Award); Gold Top (sponsor of the Cookery Writing Award); hillfarm oils (sponsor of the Cookery Book Award); Lakeland (sponsor of the Food Book Award); SuperFast Thermapen® (sponsor of the Food Writing Award); Tebay Services and Gloucester Services (sponsor of the Food and Travel Award); Tenderstem® (sponsor of the Food Magazine or Section Award); and Virginia Wine (sponsor of the First Book Award).

Places are now on sale for the Awards event, so if you would like to book please contact Jonathan Woods by emailing or by telephone on 020 8659 0422. Places cost £25 for members of the Guild and £50 for guests. Payment can be made using online banking or cheques, which should be made payable to the Guild of Food Writers and sent to Jonathan Woods, The Guild of Food Writers, 255 Kent House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1JQ.
Photographer Idil Sukan for Draw HQ

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