Competition Overview: With hot chocolate increasing in popularity with UK consumers, coffee houses and tea rooms are responding by improving their hot chocolate offering. Now, more than ever before, consumers have many hot chocolate options: imaginative flavor combinations, premium quality ingredients and beautiful presentation, all tempting tastebuds and warming the nation. The UK Hot Chocolate of the Year Awards are searching for the nation’s very best hot chocolates, the crème de la crème of cocoa, in order to crown the Hot Chocolate of the Year, 2015. Judged by a panel of professional judges and open to all coffee houses and tea rooms in the UK, enter for your chance to win this prestigious title. Categories: The Hot Chocolate of the Year Awards will include the following categories: (Images of logos, m/w/d) Why enter? Do your customers often comment that yours is the best hot chocolate they’ve ever tasted? Then why not make it official? Winners of The UK Hot Chocolate of the Year Awards will win a trophy, exclusive bragging rights and use of the award logo on their menu to indicate to customers just how good their hot chocolate really is. Winners will be announced at the show and also in post-show trade news, gaining industry recognition for your establishment’s commitment to quality. Winning a national award will be of interest to local press in your area too, so it offers you a good opportunity for some free advertising. FAQs: Who can enter The UK Hot Chocolate of the Year Awards? Anybody over the age of 18 who works in a catering establishment can enter the competition. How much does it cost to enter The UK Hot Chocolate of the Year Awards? Entry to the competition is absolutely free. How do I enter? Please see the completion website (LINK) for full terms & conditions, entry requirements and entry forms. When will I know if I have been shortlisted? Deadlines for entries is June 30th and all shortlisted entries will be contacted by email by July 30th. For all other questions, please refer to the terms and conditions, which can be found on the website (LINK). *Please note that if you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend the final, which will be judged at the YEC in Harrogate on September 30th. Any entrants who are unable to attend will unfortunately be excluded from the final.*