- Previous winners have seen their businesses go from strength to strength since scooping awards with Speciality Food and The FoodTalk Show last year
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The inaugural Future Food Awards is set to showcase the best of the innovation taking place across the food industry, whether in food, drink, packaging or technology.
A joint partnership between Speciality Food’s New Producer Awards and The FoodTalk Show’s FoodTalk Awards, the Future Food Awards 2019 is here to celebrate and support inspirational businesses and offer the opportunity to get your company on the radar. Scooping a win could boost your business to the next level, as last years’ award-winners testify to.
Single origin bean-to-bar chocolate company Bullion Chocolate has not had time to look back since being named Supreme Champion at the New Producer Awards 2018.
The company is just about to open its first craft factory in the foodie destination of The Cutlery Works in Sheffield. Founder Max Scotford said, “The last year since winning the award has been non-stop, we now have a successful café and coffee bar and we are about to move into production premises three times the size of our previous ones. I want craft chocolate to be recognised in the same way as craft beer or coffee, and we have plans to develop a model of a craft chocolate factory and café format which could be rolled out around the country, making the chocolate-making process accessible to everyone by offering visitor tours.”
A People’s Choice Champion of the 2018 FoodTalk Awards was Rubies in the Rubble banana ketchup. Jenny Costa set up the sustainable food brand, turning fruit and veg that would otherwise be discarded into condiments. Her chutneys, ketchups and relishes can now be found on shelves from Selfridges to Whole Foods.
At the time following the win she said, “We have had a really busy and exciting year growing our customer base and product range, so we now offer classic condiments as well such as classic ketchup. Winning an award gives reassurance to the people you are dealing with and a stamp of approval of what you do.”
The panel of judges at the Future Food Awards will whittle the entries down to unveil a winner from each of the nine categories. The winners will then pitch to the judges at the Bread & Jam festival on 3rd October for a chance to be named Supreme Champion. To get involved visit the website to enter your business for free before midnight on 30th June.