The nominations work on a basket/checkout system. When you checkout you will then be required to register, on doing so, you will receive an email, please click the link to confirm. You will then be able to complete your nomination. Return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account, amend or alter your nomination.

For more information on submitting nominations, click here.


Tickets to the event in December are priced at £99.

Food & Drink


Includes: bread, pies, cakes, savoury, sweet biscuits and pastries

Judged on: quality and speed of serve and labour-saving credentials

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Beers, wines and spirits

Includes: beers, craft beers, cider, wine, sparking wine, champagne and spirits

Judged on: flavour, serve, pairing benefits, innovation, relevance for market and branding

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: all types and formats of coffee: instant, ground, beans, pod, bag and capsule

Judged on: flavour, strength, mouth feel, aroma, length and quality of serve

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: chutneys, pickles, dressings, oils, preserves, table sauces and ketchups

Judged on: flavours, balance and variants, innovation and use

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: drinks, custards, yoghurt, cheese, butter, spreads, cream and cream alternatives

Judged on: nutritional USP's, health benefits, brand strength and sector benefits

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: cakes, sponges, tray bakes, cheesecake, tarts, puddings, slices, roulades, crumbles and pies

Judged on: flavour, texture, vibrancy, innovation and sector benefits

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Fish and seafood

Includes: all fish and seafood

Judged on: primarily taste, flavour, presentation and innovation and benefits for end-user

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: all frozen products are eligible

Judged on: flavour, speed of serve and benefits to operator

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Meat, game and poultry

Includes: entries can be submitted fresh, frozen and tinned, and can include all formats of meat, game and poultry whether smoked, cured, sliced, brined or baked

Judged on: taste, flavour, aroma, presentation and innovation and benefits for end-user

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: sandwiches, wraps, pasties, sausage rolls, salads, soups, cereal bars, crisps, nuts and popcorn

Judged on: convenience, added value to operators and purpose/benefit for end-user

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Soft drinks and juices

Includes: carbonates, fruit juices, smoothies, lifestyle drinks and energy drinks

Judged on: flavour and innovation, please also consider the sugar content - this is an important factor

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Still, sparkling and flavoured water

Includes: still, sparkling and flavoured water

Judged on: flavour, pairing benefits, innovation, relevance for market and branding

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Special diet

Includes: any food or drink products for vegetarians or people with food intolerances eg. Dysphagia, Gluten free, Lactose and Free-From

Judged on: please highlight the benefits of your products that assist in supporting customers in this sector

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Tea and hot chocolate

Includes: Tea - herbal, decaffeinated, fruit, loose and bags. Hot chocolate - powdered, block and beans

Judged on: flavour, variants, aroma and quality of serve

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Beverage making and dispense equipment

Includes: juicers, smoothie makers, drinks dispensers, coffee machines, hot chocolate dispensers, milk shake dispensers, water boilers, water dispensers and taps, insulated air-pots

Judged on: quality and speed of serve and labour-saving credentials

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Crockery, cutlery, glassware and table top

Includes: plates, bowls, serving dishes, cutlery, serving spoons and servings tools, glasses, vases, lights, condiment display/organiser, platters, napkins, table cloths, bread baskets, cruets, candles, tealights and napkins holders

Judged on: design, visual impact and durability for purpose.Tableware should be a single model/plate or a signature serving dish or specific piece of hollowware or a single table accessory.  Ranges of tableware incorporating plates, cups, saucers, side plates, etc, will not be accepted.

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Food preparation equipment

Includes: fruit and vegetable food processors, food mixers, water baths, sous vide machines, ice cream makers, spice grinders, pasta makers, dehydrators, mincers, potato rumblers, veg prep machines and slicers

Judged on: labour-saving credentials and ease of use

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: ranges, hobs and stoves

Judged on: design, speed, efficiency and cost-saving credentials

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Prime cooking equipment

Includes: ranges, convection ovens, grills and salamanders and steamers, microwaves, broilers and multi-use bratt pans

Judged on: efficiency, functionality, design and benefits to end user

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Refrigeration and ice makers

Includes: display cabinets, blast chillers and freezers

Judged on: energy efficiency, storage capacity, innovation and gas technology

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Technology: Hardware

Includes: computers, hand-held screens, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, cables, connectors, power supply units, keyboards, audio speakers and printers

Judged on: innovation, benefits to operator, convenience and money-saving credentials

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Technology: Software

Includes: mobile apps, compliance aids, online booking tools, EPOS/POS systems, in-room hotel services, interfaces, revenue and rota management tools, wireless monitoring systems and CRM

Judged on: innovation, benefits to operator, convenience and money-saving credentials

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)


Includes: dishwashers, glass washers, pot washers: under-counter, rack, pass-through and flight formats

Judged on: energy and water usage, functionality, quality of results and speed

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Waste management

Includes: bins, recycling bins, bin stores, waste compactors and waste systems

Judged on: reduction or management of waste, efficiencies and cost savings and benefit to operators.

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)

Workwear and uniforms

Includes: chefs’ jackets, corporate suits, office uniforms, aprons and protective hats and footwear

Judged on: style, colours, suitability for job function, durability and comfort

£ 225.00 +VAT (20%)