The FoodTalk Show, a weekly online radio show, has launched an awards programme celebrating innovators in food technology
The FoodTalk Show is on the lookout for producers within the food and drink industry that are based in the UK, have been trading for at least a year and are "pushing the boundaries and taking food forward".
The awards will take place at the OXO Tower in London on 12th June as part of London Tech Week.
The FoodTalk Show founder and presenter, Sue Nelson, who is also the leader of the Tech London Advocates Food Tech Working Group, said, "People who make cheese and chutneys are getting awards all of the time. I love all food, and I totally support the idea that superb traditional foods should be applauded, but what about the people who are pushing the boundaries and taking food forward? And what about the technology that is actually changing the way we live and cook?
"Whether they are innovating in the free-from market or making our kitchens smarter than we are, these are the ones who are truly breaking the jelly mould. If you're doing exciting things in food tech, you need to enter these awards. Just by making it to the shortlist, you'll be putting your product in front of influential food industry figures and journalists."
The award categories and criteria include:
• It’s All In The Taste
• Free-From Pioneer
• Gourmet Guerrilla
• What’s In Store
• Outside The Box
• The Fabulous Fanny Award for Food Writing
Winners of each category will go on to be featured in an hour-long The FoodTalk Show special to help promote the companies.
Entries open on 7th March 2017 and close at midnight on 7th April. Those interested can download an application form at foodtalkawards.com.