PITCHme Food & Beverage Entries are Now Open for 2021

PITCHme, an exciting initiative from Review Publishing that opens lines of communication between small, large, and artisanal producers and respective buying groups, is back this year for another round of innovative ideas and products. Back for 2021, the panel are looking forward to seeing what innovation New Zealand producers have to show them.

PITCHme is a Dragon’s Den-style opportunity giving suppliers the chance to pitch their brand to a panel of buyers and influencers in a cross-section of industry sectors. Suppliers submit an entry for consideration to the panel, who will then make a list of finalists.

These finalists will then have the opportunity to present their product in person where the panel of industry experts, including representation from small and large distributors, high profile chefs, and buyers for groups from banner QSRs to institutions. The panel will judge the products against peers and competitors and provide feedback and advice as to how the product could be better purposed and developed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a surge of innovation as businesses pivot and look for ways to stand out from the crowd. Review Publishing is excited to see what new ideas you have for the industry moving forward.

Does your product have what it takes to become the next food, beverage or service market influencer?

PITCHme Key dates:

Entries open: 20th April 2021

Entries close: 20th August 2021

Finalists announced: 11th September 2021

Presentation date: TBC (October 2021)

For more information, email pitchme@reviewmags.com.

Related: NZ Artisan Awards 2021