Young British Foodies

The Young British Foodie award’s (the YBF’s) are a nationwide search for new talent. Rather than the usual run of awards for ‘best restaurant’, ‘ best bar’, ‘best café’ etc., these awards are all about embracing the next generation of new culinary personalities, so this doesn’t just mean those who can cook….

Set up by 3 VERY foodie ladies, here’s what they say about the awards

‘’We at the YBFs believe that attitudes in Britain have changed. There is a new generation, a movement, making food and drink the new art, the new passion. People across the country are re-learning age-old traditions and modernising them. From the revolutionaries to the urban farmer, the new wave of bakers to the coffee bean-obsessives, the YBFs wants to recognise the talent and celebrate the individuals who are involved’’

Chloe Scott-Moncrieff is an established food writer and editor, freelancing nationally as well as editing Wednesday’s food and drink features at Metro.

Amy Thorne is MD of Taste, the communications company. An accomplished business woman, her focus is on marketing and communications.

Lily Jones is the founder of Lily Vanilli and creative baker to the stars, she was the curator of 2010’s much-feted event, Cake Britain.

They want to know if you roast your own coffee beans, smoke your own salmon or even infuse your own spirits. In fact there are eight unique categories, each with a line-up of top judges, see which one you fit in to, or indeed if you know someone who really should be entering.

The categories are;

Alcohol (judges: Tony Conigliaro, Nick Strangeway & James Chase)

Experimental (judges: Sam Bompass & Harry Parr and Alexa Perrin)

Meat (judges: Yianni Papoutsis)

Chefs (judges: Nuno Mendes, Ms Marmite Lover & Marina O’Loughlin)

Streetfood (judges: Petra Barran, Tom Adams & Claire Kelsey)

Baking (judges: Daniel Stevens & Lily Vanilli)

Coffee (judges: Gwilyn Davies, Tim Styles & Marco Arrigo)

Honorary YBF (judges: the founders of YBF)


If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, do hurry; the closing date is

Monday April 30th 2012.