2017 Tastings on Hastings Favourite Foodie Awards launched

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Tastings on Hastings Favourite Foodie Awards.

The Favourite Foodie Awards have been developed to acknowledge the people, places, provedores and producers who make eating and drinking in our region such a pleasurable treat.

The community is invited to nominate their Favourite Foodie in one of four categories, recognising the best local producers, brewers, wine makers and cafés and restaurants.

Nominations are now open and close on August 31, with local businesses and producers also able to self-nominate for an award.

“We’re extremely lucky to have such a variety of fresh, quality and unique food and beverage offerings right across our region,” said council director Jeffery Sharp.

“The Favourite Foodie Awards offer the chance for our local champions to be recognised by the wider community for their dedication and hard work in contributing to such a fabulous local food culture.”

Nominees within each category will be announced on Monday, September 18, with voting closing on Friday, October 20.

To nominate a local business or producer for a Tastings on Hastings Favourite Foodie award visit, tastingsonhastings.com.au/favourite-foodie or nominate via the ballot box at the Port Macquarie Library.

The Tastings on Hastings Favourite Foodie Categories are:

  • Best Local Produce - Which local produce has our local community’s tastebuds tingling?
  • Best in Bottle - This award recognises craft brewers, cider producers and wine makers in our region.
  • Best in Coffee - Recognising local cafes and coffee providers, service, yumminess of menu, consistency of coffee, use of local produce.
  • Best in Dining - Recognising local restaurants, cafes, pub and club bistros for their service, uniqueness of menu & use of local produce.