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.

James Whetlor of Cabrito Goat

James Whetlor of Cabrito Goat, who won the award for meat

This year's winners have just been announced – read on for the full list.

The winners

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


James Whetlor of Cabrito Goat


Stefan Spicknall and Deborah Norton of Cottonrake

Food sharing

Issy Hossack – Top with Cinnamon


Kylee Newton – Newton & Pott

Street food

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