" With many years operating in the in UK foodservice sectors I know
recognition & awards for manufacturers is a great way of advertising your
products and standing out from your competitors. In Retail a Quality Food
Award is used to build customer awareness & create status; foodservice
suppliers deserve an equal status. As Chairman for the Foodservice Quality Food Awards I would encourage all those unsung heroes who manufacture brands &
ingredients for our sector across hotels, restaurants & wholesalers &
contract caterers to enter their product(s) in 2023. Judged by a host of qualified industry experts to be nominated or to win is a great honour and also great
for your PR campaigns."
Stephen Minall, Chair of Foodservice
(FS) Biscuits and Snacking
Great products or new innovation in room service or coffee service.
(FS) Bread and Morning Goods
A range of breads or morning goods that stand out or are unique.
(FS) Cakes and Desserts
Whole, sliced or individually wrapped cakes and desserts, including vegan options. For Christmas cakes and desserts, see (FS) Christmas.
Any Christmas specific product whether sweet or savoury, for any part of a meal. Can include front of house presentation, pre-packed or whole ranges
(FS) Condiments and Dressings
Sachets, bottles and back of house ingredients
(FS) Cooking Sauces
Cooking Sauces for back of house or part prepared recipes of any type e.g. tomato sauce, marinades, pastes, stock
Back of house use e.g tubs, or sachets for Room Service and Impulse. Includes cheese, milk, butters, yoghurts etc. For Non-Dairy, see Vegan Products and Alternatives
(FS) Delicatessen Ambient or Chilled
Platters, individual slices/portions or back of house use
(FS) Dry Goods and Pre-Prepped Ingredients
Products that aim to save time, or provide back of house advantages, or bulk products for recipes e.g. breadcrumbs, baking mixes
Any fish product, including innovation in tinned/ambient, or back of house use e.g. fillets and sides
(FS) Food to Go
Food to Go items such as sandwiches, wraps, sushi and salads. Presentation packaging, new flavours, or platter innovation.
(FS) Free From
Free From back of house products, for front of house sale or for recipes e.g. gluten free flapjacks, gluten free pastry
(FS) Fresh Produce
Any fresh produce items either for back of house or front of house use
(FS) Hot Beverages
Any hot beverages in any format e.g. Room Service, front of house impulse, back of house innovation or new for Baristas
(FS) Meal Accompaniments
Back of house part recipes or additions, including world foods, healthier or innovative
Any meat whether it be joints, burgers, portions, slices or ready to serve variations
(FS) Party Food and Buffet
Any party food items including presentation packs and ideas on innovation e.g. sausage rolls and canapes
(FS) Pasta, Rice and Grains
Products for recipe ingredient, fillings or to add to a salad
(FS) Pizza, Pies and Pasties
Products of innovation, portions for back of house use, for individual sale or creating a meal
Impulse jars/sachets/blister packs, or bulk for back of house use
(FS) Ready to Cook
Includes BOH or part prepared, for outlets to finish the dish e.g. lasagne, risotto, stews etc
(FS) Vegan Products and Alternatives
Vegan alternatives to act as a meat/egg/dairy substitution for recipes, meal centrepieces etc, e.g. soya/mycoprotein sausages/burgers, sandwich fillings, eggless mayo, etc
(FS) Soft Drinks
Any soft drink aimed at the foodservice market
Best International Product
Do you produce a product overseas that you are looking to sell into the UK?
Sponsored by IFE, this category aims to find overseas products not yet sold into the UK. We're looking for great quality products found around the world, who would like to raise their profile in the UK and get listings. All products will be judged with the same detailed criteria as our UK based entries.