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About the Future Food Awards.

The Future Food Awards are here to celebrate the new brands and innovations revolutionising the food and drink industry. Brought
to you by Speciality Food Magazine and The FoodTalk Show,
they're giving the most exciting businesses of today a step towards
success, international recognition and money-can't-buy contact
with some of food and drink's most revered experts.

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5 reasons to enter


Are you an innovator, start-up or brand which offers a taste of what's to come?

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How it works.

  • 1

    The Future Food Awards are open to entries from food and drink businesses which have been running for five years or less. We're looking for innovators, start-ups and brands which offer a taste of what's to come.

  • 2

    It's easy to enter the awards; simply tell us all about your business via the entry form, focusing on the things that make your business really stand out.

  • 3

    Once the judges have chosen their winner for each category, those businesses will present to the full panel of judges at Bread & Jam Festival where the ultimate winner will be named and go on to be promoted in Speciality Food, showcased on a FoodTalk podcast and get invaluable feedback from the esteemed panel.

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  • Holly Shackleton

    Holly Shackleton

    Editor of Speciality Food

    "The food industry is a hugely exciting place to be right now, and I can't wait to delve deeper into the world of innovation and new businesses thanks to the Future Food Awards. It's about time the
    brands revolutionising food and drink got their time in the spotlight"

  • Sue Nelson

    Sue Nelson

    founder of The FoodTalk Show

    "I'm so excited about these awards.
    We want to encourage innovation across
    all categories and I'm so happy to be working
    with the experienced and enthusiastic team at Speciality Food Magazine. Can't wait for
    the entries to arrive!"

  • Jason Gibb

    Jason Gibb

    Co-founder of Bread & Jam

    "It is an exciting year to be part of the Future Food Awards as they are opening up to a larger field of inspiring, emerging challenger brands - I'm proud to be on the judging panel of one of the few awards that are free to enter and offer winners such
    great exposure and support"


  • Holly Shackleton

    William Chase

    founder, Tyrrell's Crisps, Chase Distillery and Willy's ACV

    “I can’t wait to learn about the latest innovations and most importantly, each brand story. Every great brand starts with a good story!”

  • Sue Nelson

    Renée Elliott

    founder, Planet Organic

    “I’m delighted to be involved with the Future Food Awards as the entrants surprise and inspire with their wonderful ideas”

  • Jason Gibb

    Ollie Lloyd

    CEO, Great British Chefs

    “I am really excited to be part of the Future Food Awards team, as I really believe that the UK's vibrant food eco-system needs to be celebrated and championed”

  • Holly Shackleton

    John Stapleton

    co-founder, Little Dish and The New Covent Garden Soup Co.

    "The Future Food Awards represent the pinnacle of this innovative industry and I am delighted to be involved"

  • Sue Nelson

    Monika Linton

    founder and owner, Brindisa

    “The speciality food sector has always thrived on innovation and creativity – it’s what keeps the industry so exciting"

  • Jason Gibb

    Ed Mehmed

    director, ?What If!

    “The awards are a moment to celebrate the hard work and achievements of founders and give them a platform to accelerate their impact in the world”

  • Russ Shaw

    Russ Shaw

    founder of Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

    “I cannot wait to see how these brilliant entrepreneurs are innovating in the sector and driving change with technology”

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