The Chelsea Awards celebrate the people and places making such a positive contribution to our area.

We’ve loved receiving your suggestions so far of your favourite Chelsea haunts.

From artisans and boutiques to people, restaurants and businesses, we’re passing your nominations to a panel of independent judges, who will cast their votes.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 8 at the Saatchi Gallery. Please do keep sending your nominations to or by visiting

In the Masters of Craft category, Chelsea is lucky to have many examples of stellar craftsmanship.

Famed cutlery and kitchenware designer David Mellor (4 Sloane Square) is a second-generation business renowned for its quality products.

Easy to use and beautiful to look at, their designs showcase exactly the merging of form with function that Masters of Craft will celebrate.

The notion of mastering one’s craft extends from jewellers and architecture to fashion and interiors.

You only have to stroll around Sloane Street, the King’s Road or Duke of York Square to see these in abundance.

Walking along Pavilion Road demonstrates the breadth of food creativity in the area.

New fishmonger The Sea The  Sea, Ice Cream Union and London Cheesemongers are all elevating the ordinary to the exceptional.

This applies very much to Rhubarb, the catering company who will be overseeing the delicious canapés at our awards event.

To be the best at one’s craft, one must stay ahead of the curve, and when it comes to food trends, discerning customers demand a lot.

“The biggest shift in taste which we have enjoyed being a part of is the rise in vegetable-led dining and informal dining becoming a mainstream feature of menu design.

“From sharing plates to food stations, we have been advocates of this food trend, while bringing creativity to vegetarian dishes and green led plates,” Rhubarb’s Kristy says.

And at the awards themselves, you can look forward to “truly seasonal, British bites, beautifully and creatively presented”. We would expect nothing less.

To nominate in the seven categories, please email: or by visiting

Award categories: Only in Chelsea, a business that brings  something unique to  the area, Community Hero, an organisation or person that has benefitted the community through their actions, Cultural Champion, an organisation or person that has enriched Chelsea’s culture, In Good Taste, someone who has made  Chelsea more delicious, Community Collaboration, businesses who have joined forces for the greater good, Masters of Craft, an artisan who elevates the everyday to the extraordinary, and Future Forward, a company innovating to meet tomorrow’s challenges.