Monday, the 3rd of February saw the first judges meeting of the British Kebab Awards 2020. Topping the agenda was the difficult task of selecting a shortlist after nearly 4000 members of the public nominated their favourite kebab. Over a first course of cold and warm meze, the judges whittled down each category, taking into account reputation, hygiene rating, online scores and nominations from local politicians, with only one or two moments of controversy.
With the shortlist settled, each judge has been assigned a category and issued with a coveted BKA ID to begin visits, assessing potential winners on criteria from food quality and ambiance to vegetarian / vegan friendliness.
That said, the Great British public are set to have the decisive say. The announcement of the shortlist begins the last round of voting ahead of our final judges meeting on the 24th of February, where the winners of the much coveted British Kebab Awards will be chosen for 2020.