Fortnum & Mason
Food & Drink Awards 2014

“The Awards are already established as the most prestigious in the food and drink calendar. Whilst there has been much speculation as to who the winners might be I, along with the judging panel, am sworn to secrecy until the night of the awards presentation in May!”

Ewan Venters

CEO Fortnum & Mason and Panel Chairman

Important dates

Shortlists announced

Awards Ceremony and winners announced
13th May 2014

About the Awards

The annual Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards celebrate the best writing and broadcasting on the subjects of food and drink. There are 12 categories and an independent panel of judges selects the winners from work published or broadcast during 2013. The TV Personality of the Year is chosen by the public.

The winner in each category receives a unique award created by the Fortnum & Mason silversmiths, an iconic Fortnum & Mason hamper and a special bottling of Fortnum & Mason Vintage Champagne.

The Awards - including the TV Personality of the Year - will be presented by Claudia Winkleman on Tuesday, 13th May 2014, at the flagship store on Piccadilly. Full details of the winners will be listed here from 9pm on the night.


The judges seek to reward inspirational, educational and entertaining work which contributes to the appreciation of good food and drink.

Ewan Venters

CEO Fortnum & Mason and
Panel Chairman

Matthew Fort

Food Writer, Author and Judge on Great British Menu

Anthony Rose

Wine Correspondent of
The Independent and Contributor to

Jamie Goode

Wine Correspondent of the
Sunday Express and Author of

Valentine Warner

Cook, Author and Broadcaster

Sheila Dillon

Presenter of The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4

Victoria Moore

Wine Correspondent of
The Daily Telegraph


Food Book
  • Cooked by Michael Pollan (Penguin Books)
  • Great British Bakes by Mary-Anne Boermans (Random House)
  • The Modern Peasant by Jojo Tulloh (Chatto & Windus)
Drink Book
  • Knackered Mother’s Wine Club by Helen McGinn (Macmillan)
  • World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine by Tom Stevenson (Absolute Press)
  • World’s Best Cider by Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw (Jacqui Small)
Food Writer
  • Alex Renton for work in Intelligent Life and The Observer Magazine
  • Andrew James Williams for work in Beaten & Creamed
  • Tim Hayward for work in FT Weekend Magazine
Drink Writer
  • Henry Jeffreys for work in The Spectator
  • Nina Caplan for work in the New Statesman
Online Food Writer
Online Drink Writer
Cookery Writer
  • Diana Henry for work in The Sunday Telegraph Stella
  • Lulu Grimes for work in Olive
  • Rose Prince for work in the Telegraph Magazine
  • Susan Elizabeth Clark for work in Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine
Restaurant Writer
  • Giles Coren for work in The Times Magazine
  • Jay Rayner for work in The Observer Magazine
  • Marina O’Loughlin for work in the Guardian Weekend Magazine
Online Restaurant Writer

No shortlist

  • Can Eating Insects Save The World (Plum Pictures)
  • Heston’s Great British Food (Betty)
  • Rick Stein’s India (Denhams)
  • Victoria Wood’s A Nice Cup Of Tea (Keo Films)
  • James Murphy for work in Rick Stein’s India (BBC Books)
  • Michael Roulier for work in Le Livre Blanc (Jacqui Small)
  • Romas Foord for work in Historic Heston (Bloomsbury)

TV Personality of the year

Thanks for those who cast a vote for the TV Personality of the Year. The voting is now closed and the winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 13th May 2014.

The winner of Fortnum's classic, luxury hamper worth £500 is: Chloe Metcalf



General Enquiries:

Lindsay Stewart

Tel: 07730 565320


Media Enquiries:

Dan Turner, Eleanor Conroy or Vincent Nuzzolese

Tel: 020 7439 8485



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Terms and conditions

The promoter is Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

Fortnum & Mason reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition or the rules at its sole discretion and without notice

The competition is open to UK and Republic of Ireland residents only

Participating entrants must be 18 years or over

The competition is limited to one entry per person

The prize is subject to availability. The promoter reserves the right to provide a similar prize of equal or greater value. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-transferable and non refundable

The promoter is not responsible for lost or late entries due to technical difficulties or otherwise

Voting closes on 31st March 2014. One lucky winner will be selected at random on the 7th April 2014 from the eligible entries. The decision of the promoter is final.

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