Foodism 100 is back for a second year, honouring businesses and venues affecting positive change in London’s sustainable and ethical food and drink scene.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 event, which will feature new judges, new categories and new sponsors, as well as a bigger awards night held in Greenwich Market.
Supported by InterContinental London – The O2, Foodism 100 takes place after a month long campaign to seek out those driving the sustainable food and drink movement and aims to provide them with industry recognition and a useful launchpad for further growth.
Apart from rewarding and motivating the winners and those shortlisted, it is also about getting together to celebrate better food and drink.
Anyone with an interest in eating and drinking sustainably and ethically is invited to enjoy some of Foodism’s favourite traders from 2018 as well as music and interesting speakers.
This year’s categories consist of Best Bar, Best Café, Best Casual Restaurant, Best Fine-Dining Restaurant, Best Pub, Best Social Enterprise, Best Street-Food Trader and Positive Change Hero. The Best Pop-Up or Residency category now forms a new category, Best Pop-Up or Initiative.
Each category will be judged for their positive social and environmental impact. The winners will receive media support from Foodism that includes a winners’ video, social media amplification and an individual winners’ page in the Foodism magazine.
Entrants, who must be based in London, will have the opportunity to relay the sustainable and ethical elements of their venue or business on their nomination form.
Foodism editor Mike Gibson said: “From the first issue of Foodism, and more recently in our annual sustainability special issues, we’ve always been interested in telling the stories of people using food and drink to benefit people and the planet.
“Sustainable and ethical eating isn’t a fad – it’s not even just a movement – it’s about creating a food system that works for everyone, and connecting people to the food they’re eating and the people producing, cooking and serving it.
“We were thrilled with the reception to last year’s Foodism 100, from consumers and the industry, and we can’t wait to do it bigger and better in 2019.”
For those who would like to enter, submissions can be made here until 16 November.