Food Porn Awards Announce the Shortlist for 2018

The highly anticipated Food Porn Awards announce their shortlist. Established in 2016, the Food Porn Awards aims to celebrate the best-looking food from across the North, with chefs encouraged to enter images of their most mouth-watering dishes in order to win the coveted 2018 award.

The awards are mixing it up this year and are calling on the general public to help crown the 2018 champion. For the first time, customers are being asked to cast their vote for the finest culinary creations from thirty carefully selected entries from fine and casual dining. The six entries with the highest number of votes will become finalists, recreating their dishes during a cook-off.  Voting is open untill Monday 18th December.

This year sees a record number of restaurants enter from across the North, with Manchester entries including The Flixton, Wood Manchester and Menagerie Restaurant and Bar, in the shortlist. STM Photography, the curators of the Food Porn Awards, will work alongside the chefs to capture their signature dish before the final entries are revealed and the panel of judges make their final decision. This year’s winner will be announced at the Food Porn Awards exhibition at the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in March 2018.

“Completely free to enter, the Food Porn Awards enables restaurants and bars across the region to showcase their culinary talent and work with the talented team of award partners, specialists in food & drink imagery, video, social media and PR. The North is renowned as a foodie hotspot and we’re excited to be a part of this celebration of good food.” Says Phil Marshall, Managing Director of Shoot the Moon; the organisers of the awards.

“Opening the awards to public vote adds a new dimension to the competition and gives restaurants the opportunity to engage with people in the community who share an interest in the regional food scene, showcasing what the North really has to offer.”

Sponsors and partners for this year’s awards include catering equipment supplier, Stephensons; specialist food photographers, STM Photography; social media agency, STM Social.

This year’s awards has seen more than 350 entries from renowned chefs and newly opened establishments. Last year saw entries from TV chef Simon Rimmer’s Cheshire based restaurant, Earle by Simon Rimmer, Manchester House, Ramsbottom restaurant Hearth of the Ram, new baking start-up, The Princess and the Cupcake, as well as restaurants from well-known groups, including The Botanist, Blackhouse and the New Moon Company.

For more information on the awards and how to vote, please visit www.foodpornawards.co.uk

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