- The panel of expert judges were blown away by the innovative personalisation technology
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Nourish3d, winner of the Wildcard category, has been crowned Supreme Champion of the 2019 Future Food Awards!
Yesterday saw the nine category winners take to the stage at Bread & Jam to deliver a three-minute pitch to the panel of expert judges for a chance at the title, as well as to receive invaluable coverage in Speciality Food magazine, a slot on The FoodTalk Show, run by awards co-founder Sue Nelson, and the opportunity to build relationships to help take the business to the next level.
After much deliberation the judges – Speciality Food editor Holly Shackleton; Renée Elliot, founder of Planet Organic and Beluga Bean; Ollie Lloyd, founder of Great British Chefs; John Stapleton co-founder, Little Dish and The New Covent Garden Soup Co.; Monika Linton founder and owner of Brindisa; William Chase founder of Tyrrell’s Crisps, Chase Distillery & Willy’s ACV and Ed Mehmed director of ?What If! – were most impressed by Nourish3d, an innovation marrying 3D printing technology to combine active ingredients into personalised nutritional snacks.
Caitlin Stanley, head of branding at Nourish3d said of the win, “It feels amazing, it feels awesome. The other brands that were pitching today were phenomenal, there was so much innovation and really cool ideas. The awards are amazing how they recognise all this new talent and all the innovative concepts that are coming out on the market now, as well as recognising start-ups which is so important as start-up culture is so difficult. For these awards to see all the hard work that goes into it is really valuable.”
Renée Elliott, said of Nourish3d, “Its a blow-your-head off idea that wraps up good nutrition, future forward thinking around food and absorbability, best practice and tech all in one beautiful, tasty nugget.”
Ollie Lloyd, founder of Great British Chefs, added, “The amazing thing about Nourish3d is that they have combined cutting-edge technology, and the very clear consumer need and interest area, in a product that is genuinely sexy. And I think that is the marker of a business that will succeed in the future.
“What is exciting about these awards is that they are focused on businesses that are showing other businesses where the future lies. A lot of the people who are shortlisted for these awards, young businesses and new businesses that are pushing boundaries, are ultimately hopefully beacons to other people that want to do similar things. The objective of these awards is to shine the light on the real innovators in the food space and hold them up as examples for others to show what is possible.”
Congratulations to the Supreme Champion Nourish3d and to all our category winners and finalists!
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