Finalists announced for The FoodTalk Awards 2018
After an overwhelming response to a call for nominations, the finalists of The FoodTalk Awards 2018 have been announced, following the first round of judging. In addition, the judges have chosen a host of Gold Award winners, who all get to showcase their winning products on the awards evening for a chance to win the people’s choice Big Apple award. The judges must now decide several category winners in time for a glamorous awards ceremony this summer.
These deserving finalists face a nerve-jangling further process of scrutiny as they vie with each other to be named winners in these prestigious awards. Judges had entries from more than 200 companies – a truly amazing response.
All the winners of the national awards this year will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Banking Hall in the City of London on 15 June. Tickets are on general sale from Thursday 15 March, www.eventbrite.co.uk, so be sure to book early. This event is a hugely popular celebration of the UK’s very best talent and technology in the food sector.
The FoodTalk Awards have become the most-talked-about food event of the year. The Awards, organised by The FoodTalk Show, a popular weekly podcast which champions innovation and excellence in the emerging sector of FoodTech, honouring the foodie futurists and forward thinkers in the UK.
Following on from the huge success of last year’s inaugural Awards ceremony, eight categories are up for grabs. They both celebrate the smartest products in food, drink, technology and packaging and recognise everything from food products and innovative packaging to smart kitchen gadgets and apps.
“Congratulations to all our entrants who made it to the last, most demanding stage of The FoodTalk Awards competition,” says FoodTalk show presenter and awards judge Sue Nelson, who is a food writer, former CEO of NW Fine Foods and CEO of Breakthrough Group the sponsors behind The FoodTalk Show.
“Getting this far is an amazing achievement because choosing the finalists was one of the hardest tasks I’ve had on any judging panel. Now, perhaps, the very toughest part is about to begin – honing our search on the eventual winners!
“To all those companies that just missed the final cut this time, please take heart. This is a tough awards competition across all sectors and choosing our final shortlist was incredibly difficult as the bar was set so high. You have it all to play for next year.”
Sue Nelson concludes: “The number and quality of entries was astounding, and the diversity of companies that will be represented at this year’s FoodTalk Awards is inspiring. We are looking forward to an amazing celebration on 15 June 2018 at the Banking Hall. See you there!”
Tickets are £140 plus VAT on general sale but will be discounted to £120 plus VAT to finalists who can purchase their first two tickets at that price, but then, full price for additional tickets.