Here at Bitten HQ we are big fans of celebrating all that is great about Oxford and its food culture. So when we recently heard from The Young British Foodie Awards 2014 that not a single person had entered so far from Oxford, well, we nearly spat out our mouthfuls of cake!
If you’re not familiar with The YBFs, they are a nationwide search to discover, embrace and celebrate the emerging talent in the food and drink world who are set become the faces of the future. Once referred to as the ‘big boy leaders of the food world’, The YBFs shine a spotlight on the boldest, the bravest and the most exciting culinary brains in the country, redefining the way we look at food.
The YBFs Awards invites food enthusiasts from all over Britain to enter any of the following categories:
- Alcohol, judged by Tony C
- Street-Food, judged by Petra Barran, Nichola Smith and Claire Kelsey
- Experiential, judged by Bompas and Parr and Alexa Perrin
- Baking, judged by Lily Vanilli and Daniel Stevens
- Meat, judged by James George and Richard Turner
- Chefs, judged by Nuno Mendes
- Food Writing, judged by Marina O’Loughlin
- Coffee, judged by Tim Williams and Marco Arrigo
- Honorary, judged by The YBF Founders
The awards are open to anyone – from DIY charcuterie-makers or street food entrepreneurs to established pros in the kitchen; The YBFs are simply looking for food and drink lovers who act on their passion and who believe they encompass the YBF spirit of originality and passion. As long as your creative project fits into one of nine categories you’re in!
We know you’re out there – masters of the cocktail shaker, street food superstars, badass bakers and coffee champs – and Oxford needs YOU to stand up and show yourselves. So, if you think you could be the next YBF of 2014, get your entry in – Bitten will also feature any Oxford based contestants.