ENTRIES are open for the NZ Food Awards, providing local food and beverage producers with the opportunity to highlight the success of their products and businesses.
The NZ Food Awards, in association with Massey University, enable producers of all sizes to showcase their products, receive feedback from an expert judging panel, benchmark themselves against industry peers, and achieve recognition and profile to grow their brands and business.
Award categories are open to small and large food and beverage manufacturers, primary food producers, foodservice providers and ingredient supply companies.
The award categories are tailored to large and small producers. Large manufacturers are judged on sensory experience, packaging, innovation, manufacturing capability, food safety and research and development. They can enter products in Beverages, Dry, Deli, Frozen and Chilled/Short Shelf Life categories. Small manufactures can enter products in the Convenience, Gourmet and Indulgent categories, which are judged on technical excellence and consumer appeal. Awards are also available for health and wellness, novel ingredients, new cultivators/primary producers, food safety and quality and innovation.
Entries for the competition close on Friday July 10. For more information, please visit