More food awards votes needed to decide best of Milton Keynes

Paul Capener at the Chef of the Year awards
Paul Capener at the Chef of the Year awards

THERE have been more than 1,000 votes submitted for the inaugural Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards – but organisers say they still need even more.

Time is running out for people to let the judges know what their favourite venue, gym or bar in Milton Keynes is, with the event’s gala awards night due to take place on Sunday, May 13.

The Milton Keynes Citizen backed awards aims to honour the best restaurants, pubs, hotels, chefs, gyms and destinations in the city.

Its remit goes beyond simple food and drink with gongs up for grabs for the best waiter or waitress, best hotel and the top attraction.

In all there are 14 categories, with residents able to vote for their favourite service apartments, family restaurant, gym, attraction, pub and much more.

On Wednesday, the Chef of the Year contest took place at Milton Keynes College with six top chefs from throughout MK battling it out, while next Wednesday the top Indian/Asian chefs in the city will have their own cook-off.

Organiser Steven Dryden-Hall said: “We have already had more than 1,000 votes, but it is so tight that we need even more.

“The contest is hotting up and it’s time to make your voice heard to make sure your favourite wins.”

People can vote for their favourite in each category by visiting the Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards website at

The winners will be announced at the awards event at the Swan Inn in Milton Keynes Village.