07 June 2019, 08:46 AM
  • Our panel of esteemed judges reveal why you should enter your business in the awards
“The Future Food Awards represent the pinnacle of this innovative industry”

Speciality Food magazine and The FoodTalk Show have teamed up with Bread & Jam to bring you the Future Food Awards 2019. Here to celebrate the new brands and innovations revolutionising the food and drink industry, it’s a chance to get your business in the spotlight.

There are nine categories to enter, covering different areas of the food and drink industry, these are:

Young Producer
Food innovation
Drink innovation
Food packaging
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Once the judges have chosen their winner for each category, those businesses will present to the full panel of judges at Bread & Jam Festival. The ultimate winner will receive coverage in Speciality Food, a slot on The FoodTalk Show and money-can’t-buy contact with some of food and drink’s most revered experts.

So what do our panel of judges have to say?

William Chase
founder, Tyrrell’s Crisps, Chase Distillery and Willy’s ACV
“I can’t wait to learn about the latest innovations and most importantly, each brand story. Every great brand starts with a good story!”

Renée Elliott
founder, Planet Organic
“I’m delighted to be involved with the Future Food Awards as the entrants surprise and inspire with their wonderful ideas.”

Ollie Lloyd
CEO, Great British Chefs
“I am really excited to be part of the Future Food Awards team, as I really believe that the UK’s vibrant food eco-system needs to be celebrated and championed.”

John Stapleton
co-founder, Little Dish and The New Covent Garden Soup Co.
“The Future Food Awards represent the pinnacle of this innovative industry and I am delighted to be involved.”

Monika Linton
founder and owner, Brindisa
“The speciality food sector has always thrived on innovation and creativity – it’s what keeps the industry so exciting.”

Ed Mehmed
director, ?What If!
“The awards are a moment to celebrate the hard work and achievements of founders and give them a platform to accelerate their impact in the world.”

Russ Shaw
founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates
“I cannot wait to see how these brilliant entrepreneurs are innovating in the sector and driving change with technology.”

Would you like the chance to pitch your business to this panel of esteemed judges, which also includes founders Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food; Sue Nelson, founder of The FoodTalk Show and Jason Gibb, co-founder of Bread & Jam? You can enter the awards here, entries close at midnight on 30th June 2019.