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

Welcome to the 2019 Awards season!

We’re already working in the background on some exciting changes to the New Zealand Food Awards, including a new and improved website which will support entry to The Awards. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and join our mailing list to keep up to speed with other developments in the meantime.


Key dates for 2019 season are below. Feel free to contact the New Zealand Food Awards team at Massey University with any questions

Congratulations to all of our 2018 winners!

Scroll down for a full list and check out our Facebook Page and Gallery for images from the Gala Dinner.
Massey University Supreme Award

The Whole Mix Co. Ltd

Vegetable Noodle Range

Cuisine Artisan Award

Clevedon Buffalo Company

Marinated Buffalo Cheese: Garlic and Thyme

Countdown Grocery Foods Award

NoShortcuts Ltd

Feijoa Kasundi

Chilled/Short Shelf-Life Award, in association with Eagle Protect

Savour Ltd

Casheta Vegan Cheese

Frozen Award, in association with Palmerston North City Council

Alliance Group Ltd

Te Mana Lamb

Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award, in association with FoodHQ

The Apple Press

The Apple Press JAZZ™ Apple Juice

The Shout Alcoholic Beverages Award

8 Wired Brewing Co Ltd

Cucumber Hippy

Massey University Health and Wellbeing Award

The Whole Mix Co. Ltd

Vegetable Noodle Range

Novel Food or Beverage Award, in association with ATEED & The FoodBowl

PĀMU Landcorp Farming Ltd

Deer Milk Powder

New Zealand Food Safety, Food Safety Culture Award

Picot Productions Ltd

New Zealand Food Safety Primary Sector Products Award

Alliance Group Ltd

Te Mana Lamb

James and Wells Business Innovation Award

The Whole Mix Co. Ltd

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.


View previous winners

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