Michelin stars and AA rosettes are serious accolades indeed on the dining scene, but there's another set of awards that are arguably the most exciting on our ever-evolving food world: the YBFs, or Young British Foodies.
Designed to champion new and innovative UK food talent, the awards have previously pinpointed the likes of Tomos Parry, now chef at Kitty Fishers, and Bao, whose pork belly buns have become a cult London dish. They cover everything from food writers to mixology maestros, and they're a sure-fire way of identifying where and what you'll be eating and drinking next year.
This year's winners have just been announced – read on for the full list.
Fresh voices in food writing
George Reynolds of Ego Scriptor
Rob Simpson of The Clove Club
Richard Falk of The Dairy
David Jowett of King Stone Dairy
Stefan Spicknall and Deborah Norton of Cottonrake
Issy Hossack – Top with Cinnamon
Freddie Janssen – F.A.T.
Front of house
Claire Wright – Paradise Garage
Johnnie Walker Keep Walking Award
Maxine Thompson of PolkaPants
For more information, visit the-ybfs.com