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Kent Casual Dining Experience of the Year

Sponsored by

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Who should enter?

Excellence in preparing, serving and promoting food and drink from Kent on the premises by a café, tearoom, coffee shop, pub or casual dining restaurant

How will this category be judged?

Supplementary information will be requested for this award. This will be paper judged by a team of expert judges. Then a shortlist will be produced and these will be mystery dined.

Judging criteria:

Quality and range of seasonal ingredients used, menu choice, accuracy of the cooking, combination of flavours, innovation and flair, ambience, service and overall value for money. Judges will be looking for the promotion and use of local Kent produce.

About Port of Dover

The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port. As the UK's busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. Growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, and brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, showcasing the best Kent and the UK.

“We are delighted to be a sponsor of Taste of Kent Awards – celebrating the amazing local produce that we have on our doorstep and to help share the wonders of Kent’s food and drink with wider communities nationally and globally.” Diederik Smet – Port of Dover, Placemaking, Events and Partnership Manager


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