The 2016 NZ Food Awards' winners have been finally revealed at a gala dinner held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and attended by 400 guests. Entries were up 62 percent on last year, making for a prestigious and intense competition. As proud sponsors of the Artisan category, we were glad to award some of NZ's outstanding small producers. Due to the impressive number of entries we had received, totalling 141, we chose five 'Highly Commended' products and three top prizes. We want to congratulate all the winners and thank everyone that entered. More details on our November issue.

Here is a list of our winners:

1st: Blue Frog Breakfast, Zesty Orange Syrup

2nd: The Seriously Good Food Co, Salt & Pepper Range

3rd: The Clareville Bakery, Lavash Style Crackers

Highly commended:     Mr Pops Ice Blocks, Flat White & Juicy Apple Ice Blocks / Soda Press Co, Raspberry and Mint Soda Syrup / Something to Crow About, Roasted Seed Range / Who Ate All The Pies, Family Range   / The Larder Project, Sesame and Linseed Bread Mix