10 May 2019, 08:59 AM
  • Want to know which category to enter your business into? We've got everything you need to know
Have you entered the Future Food Awards yet?

An eminent panel of judges will be looking for businesses who can demonstrate a winning combination of product excellence and fresh thinking at the Future Food Awards 2019.

The panel, boasting legendary founders and industry experts will whittle the entries down to unveil a winner from each category. The judging panel includes Jason Gibb, co-founder of Bread & Jam and John Stapleton, co-founder of Little Dish and The New Covent Garden Soup Co.

The Awards have nine categories, giving food and drink businesses ranging from small-scale producers to technology-driven innovators their time in the spotlight.

These winners will then pitch to the full panel of judges at Bread & Jam – the UK’s first food founders’ festival, to be held on Thursday 3 October 2019 at the Institute of Directors in London’s Pall Mall – for a chance to be named the Supreme Champion of the Future Food Awards.

All finalists will be presented with trophies, promoted in Speciality Food and on prime slots on The FoodTalk Show – not to mention money-can’t-buy access to some of the most revered professionals in the UK’s food and drink industry.

Want to know which category is best for your business? Here’s the rundown:

The Awards Categories
For all categories, the awards are only open to food or foodtech sector businesses that have been trading for two full financial years with the exception of the Newcomer and Young Producer award:

Young Producer - 5 finalists
A company headed by a founder or co-founder that is aged 25 years or under

Newcomer - 5 finalists
A company that has been trading less than two years

Mission-driven - 4 finalists
A company that is a CIC, social enterprise, charity or has profit for purpose at its heart

Farm-to-fork - 4 finalists
A company that champions or delivers traceable provenance from supply to the end consumer without the addition of unnecessary preservatives or additives

Food Innovation - 5 finalists
A food product that shows real innovation in their category using unusual ingredients or combinations or removing allergens without sacrificing quality or taste

Drink Innovation - 5 finalists
A beverage, soft or alcoholic drink that shows real innovation in their category using unusual ingredients or combinations or removing allergens without sacrificing quality or taste

Food Packaging - 4 finalists
Innovative packaging that delivers or protects food or drink products whether for retail, delivery or takeaway

Technology - 4 finalists
Smart gadgets, innovative apps or technology that makes cooking, preparing or analysing food easy to understand or use

Impossible to Categorise - 4 finalists
A company innovating in the food sector and making an important contribution that just doesn’t fit into the other award categories

Entries to The Future Food Awards 2019 will close at midnight on 30 June 2019. If your business is a taste of what’s to come in food and drink, enter for free or find out more here.