Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2020

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2019
MFDF 2020

Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2020, online, 5 October 2020, free entry - Visit now

There’s a new format for the much-loved Manchester Food and Drink Awards in 2020, following an extraordinary year for the hospitality industry.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had upon the hospitality sector, the 2020 awards have been adapted for this year with changes to format, award categories and the MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony.

Voting will be carried out entirely by the public

The MFDF Awards 2020 will be presented in partnership with festival sponsors Just Eat, and will be the culmination of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival (24th September-5th October). The awards will celebrate the innovation, resilience, altruism and successes that have taken place since the last awards, particularly in light of the vast challenges that the industry has faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voting will be carried out entirely by the public via the MFDF website and the brand new MFDF app which will be downloadable from early September. The shortlists have been compiled by the MFDF judging panel, made up of the region’s leading food and drink critics, writers and experts.

An extraordinary year for the hospitality industry

The awards ceremony itself will be taking place at a venue to be announced and live-streamed so that, for the first time, the industry and public alike will be able to watch at the same time. More details will be announced soon.

The closing date for votes is midnight on the 26th September and the winners will then be announced in October at the virtual Awards ceremony on 5th October.

Manchester Food and Drink Festival Awards 2020, online

5 October 2020 5:00 pm
Free entry

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