The YBFs are excited to announce the opening of the applications for 2014 Awards.
Continuing to celebrate innovation, passion and drive for culinary excellence, the YBFs are again on the search for the nation’s best and brightest butchers, bakers, cocktail makers as well as food writers and entrepreneurs. Representing categories in Chef, Alcohol, Food Writing, Meat, Baking, Street Food, Experiential, Coffee and Honorary, this year we again seek to unearth and spotlight the new and creative talent that is revolutionising food & drink in Britain from the grassroots up.
The YBF's is probably the top accolade that thrusting young foodists can aspire to. Those who have won over the past two years are some of the greatest culingoraphers of our generation. Those that triumph in the YBF's look forward to fortune and glory. Sam Bompas, of food pros Bompas & Parr - YBFs Judge, Experimental
The YBFs was a great event. I think in the coming years it will be one of the most important industry awards in the UK. Tony Conigliaro, drinks legend, 69 Colebrooke Row - YBFs Judge, Alcohol
I love the YBFs - it feels collaborative and genuinely people driven - and in keeping with the great changes that are being made in our food culture, year on year. Brilliant to be a part of it and long may it grow - can't wait to see who's up for Year Three! Petra Barran, street-food maestro who runs KERB - YBFs Judge, Streetfood
I'm totally thrilled to be to be part of providing a platform for the incredible raw talent that we have in this country that would otherwise perhaps not get a mention. Last year's winners blew me away with their creativity and attention to detail. I'm absolutely stoked that I've been asked to come back this year and so excited to see where the competition takes us. Bring it on!!! Nichola Smith, of Healthy Yummies - YBFs Judge, Streetfood