We celebrate and recognise innovation in food, showcasing the finest local food producers in New Zealand

Why enter?

As a leading provider of knowledge for food and health innovation in New Zealand, Massey University owns and organises the awards, recognizing the creativity, innovation and excellence of our largest export sector since 1987. Each year the awards celebrate new initiatives in food and beverage production and manufacturing, identifying not only company leaders who inspire others to meet their standards of excellence, but the creative work of product innovators in packaging design, nutrition, enterprise, food safety and quality.

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Brought to you by the NZ Food Awards, these free-to-attend events are your opportunity to engage with, be inspired by and learn from your peers and key industry players

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Key dates 2018

Entries open: 1 May
F&B Connect Regional Events: Throughout May
Entries close: COB 30 June
Judging: 10-13 July 2018
Gala Dinner 17 October


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Earn our mark

Available to finalists and category winners, these Quality Marks are a testament to the rigorous judging process all entrants go through to find those at the forefront of the industry. For those looking to grow their business, having a Quality Mark may be that extra point of difference to get your foot in the door and your product on the shelf.


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