4th British Kebab Awards (2016) Full Shortlist Announced
Thousands of kebab businesses across UK have kindly been nominated by kebab eaters of Britain!
Nominations in 16 categories have been meticulously assessed for the final shortlist.
You may vote for your favourite kebab business by clicking here. The more votes each business gets, the more they will get closer to winning an award. Voting will be closed on 10th March 2016.
Our Panel of Judges will make the final decision and winners will be revealed in the awards ceremony on the 14th March 2016.
The British Kebab Awards, now in their fourth year, have become a fixture in the annual food awards calendar. Nominations were sought across a variety of categories including best value restaurant, best takeaway, best new restaurant and chef of the year. The awards honour the classic takeaway through to the growing number of family restaurants serving kebab style food.
Kebabs have become a Great British institution. And they’re big business, with an estimated 1.3m kebabs sold by vendors every day in the UK. The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling around 2,500 tonnes of lamb and chicken doner a week.
The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.
A panel of judges including MPs Jonathan Reynolds, Nadhim Zahawi and Keith Vaz will help decide the winners of each category. The awards, which will be held in March 2016, are sponsored by the UK’s largest takeaway website JUST EAT, as well as Big K, Paragon Qualities Food, Cobra Beer and Bulldog Energy Drinks, with the aim of showcasing the wide range of restaurants serving kebab styled food.
Ibrahim Dogus, Director Founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: “Many congratulations to each business for been shortlisted for the 4th British Kebab Awards. These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country. There is a very high standard of nominees for every category, I wish them all great success on the 23rd of March.”
Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director of British Kebab Awards sponsors JUST EAT, said:
“The British Kebab Awards are the perfect showcase for the best in the business. The growing success of the awards is testament to the great cultural and economic contribution the industry has in the UK and to the takeaway industry as a whole. We are proud to once again be sponsoring the awards which will be bigger and better than ever before. Best of luck to all the nominees who share our passion for delivering quality food and an excellent service.”
Mike Theodoru, Sales Director of Big K, said: “Big K products have been supplying Kebab industry since its birth in the UK some 40 years ago. Much has changed in this time, however one thing that remains constant is Big K’s determination to supply the UK kebab market with the best quality charcoal, combine with a fast, efficient and reliable service. The British Kebab awards has quickly established itself to be the premier event in our industry and when we saw how well organised and respected the awards had become we wanted to get involved. Big K is proud to be associated with the British Kebab awards and we look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength over the coming years.”
Dr Rami Ranger of Sun Mark / Bulldog Energy Drink commented: “Enterprise is critical to the future of this country and anyone who works to achieve success benefits us all. By celebrating success, we not only acknowledge those who go the extra mile but also inspire others to emulate them”.
The award winners will be announced on 23rd March 2016 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.
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Rick Green Comment | 2016-03-03 21:27:24 +0000 |
So pleased to see JUST EAT once again at the front of this thriving industry and sponsoring this prestigious award. So many delightful nominations for this event demand winning, but having sampled the best in London my heart belongs to CAPPADOCIA in Kingston. Quality of food and service, detail and desire are mirrored only by their sense of theatre and industry initiative. Breathtaking! So thank you so much CAPPADOCIA