Entries are now open for the Best Bites Food Guide! Nominate your food business now, and be included in the guide for 2021-22.

Being in the Best Bites Food Guide puts your business alongside hundreds of other local food businesses qualifying for excellence in areas of health, safety and sustainable food. Entry is free for all local food businesses.

Nominations for the Best Bites Food Guide close 1 December 2021, coinciding with the opening of nominations for the 2021 Best Bites People’s Choice Awards.

All you need to do is meet the criteria in at least one of five areas to be included: healthy eating, accessibility and inclusion, energy and water efficiency, waste management and tobacco/alcohol management. This is measured through a short site visit assessment.

Your business will receive a copy of the assessment report after your visit – a great planning resource.  For more information or to apply, visit mpbusiness.com.au/bestbites

You can discover more about the benefits of being part of this award-winning program on our dedicated business website.

Find other ways to support local businesses at mpbusiness.com.au/supportlocal

Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:

“This is a welcome program at a time when many businesses could really do with a boost to encourage the outstanding work they are doing in the food and beverage space.

“Many local businesses have suffered in the past 18 months and we want to support them by promoting the areas in which they are excelling.”

“I am certain our cafes and restaurants will be delighted to welcome locals and visitors over the summer, COVID-19 restrictions permitting, to experience initiatives introduced as part of the Best Bites program.”