Food and drink innovators have until midnight on Friday 7th April to enter the new FoodTalk Awards
Launched by The FoodTalk Radio Show, the awards focus on innovation in food, drink, food tech, packaging and food writing.
After featuring exciting and visionary figures from the food and drink industry on her weekly online broadcast (foodtalk.co.uk) founder, Sue Nelson, decided it was time to celebrate the people who are shaping the future of food via a dedicated awards programme.
As well as receiving their award at a ceremony at London’s OXO Tower on 12th June, each category winner will feature in a special episode of The FoodTalk Show, which is syndicated to listeners in the UK, Malta and the USA.
Sue said, “I’ve been filling my face with innovative and tasty stuff for some time now and one day I thought, ‘Why isn’t someone rewarding these brilliant people?’
"There are a lot of food awards out there and traditional products get applauded all the time, which is great, but food tech is essential to the future of the industry. So, I thought it was high time we honoured those people who are pushing the boundaries of food and associated technology. Basically, we’re talking about the disruptors, dreamers, misfits and crazy geniuses who are unafraid to try something new.”
Those who produce free-from food or drink, combine unusual ingredients to create exciting flavours or put a healthier, cleaner spin on traditional foods are being urged to enter.
There is also a category for businesses that are helping to create the smart kitchen of the future, which covers gourmet gadgets, apps, software and other technology.
The Outside The Box Award looks at packaging manufacturers that are not just creating eye-catching designs, but coming up with innovative ideas to help to protect and transport food and drink, whether for retail, takeaway or delivery.
The Fabulous Fanny Award – named after food writer Fanny Cradock – celebrates forward-thinkers in food writing and blogging.
“The ceremony takes place on the first day of London Tech Week and is in partnership with Tech London Advocates Food Tech Working Group,” Sue said. “This is a brilliant chance for food tech stars to shine.”
For full details on how to enter and how you can be at the awards ceremony visit foodtalkawards.com