Celebrating the best of UK food and drink!


Launched in 1979, the Quality Food Awards recognise and reward the best in retail, wholesale and foodservice food and drink products available in the United Kingdom. Seeing the blue Q logo on pack alerts consumers to how special a product is, given that this is an independently verified mark of quality.

Our rigorous judging process is entirely independent and we draw our panels from a pool of around 400 industry experts. These include nutritionists, dieticians, chefs, chef-lecturers, home economists, food writers, consultants, restaurateurs, food technologists and developers, category experts, brewers, distillers, Masters of Wine, company CEOs, packaging gurus and retail professionals. Every entry gets written feedback from the judges, making for a completely transparent process.

Over four decades, the Quality Food Awards brand has developed and innovated to stay in sync with the dynamic industry we serve. On this website, you will find details of this year’s food and drink categories, as well as information about innovations for 2018.

If you have a food and drink product for sale either to the trade through foodservice or to consumers through retailers, there is a home in the awards for it. Use the links below to find the right categories to enter or ask one of our team to direct you. Only the very best products get our judges’ seal of approval and the right to use the Q on pack; ensure that yours is one of them by entering the UK Quality Food Awards today.  


Entry Deadline Extended! Friday 6 July

Where to Enter?

The Awards programmes are below; look carefully as to which award/category your product(s) fit best into and then select the appropriate one.