IMPORTANT INFORMATION


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. The rules can be viewed here and information on sending in nominations can be viewed here.


Food & Drink

Equipment

Alcoholic beverages

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

Judging Criteria: flavour, pairing benefits, upselling suggestions, relevance for market and branding

This category is now closed

Accelerated cooking

Includes : microwaves, rapid cook and impingement equipment

Judging Criteria : speed of service, design, benefits to the operator, cost-saving benefits, carbon footprint and efficiency

This category is now closed

Bakery

Includes: bread, pies, cakes, savoury and sweet biscuits, pasties, cookies and muffins

Judging Criteria: flavour and taste, texture, presentation, benefits to market sector and ‘moreishness’

This category is now closed

Beverage equipment

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

Judging criteria: quality and speed of serve and labour-saving credentials. Design and benefits to the operator

This category is now closed

Dairy

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

Judging Criteria: nutritional and health USP’s, sector benefits, versatility and taste

This category is now closed

Cleaning and hygiene

Includes: washing machines, driers, commercial irons, cleaning products, hygiene products, safety products and chemicals

Judging criteria for equipment: efficiency, environmental and sustainability credentials, benefits and added-value to the operator

Judging criteria for products: environmental and sustainability credentials, benefits and added-value to the operator, cost- and time-saving benefits 

This category is now closed

Desserts

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

Judging Criteria:  flavour and taste, texture, presentation, benefits to market sector and ‘moreishness’

This category is now closed

Interiors & tabletop

Includes: Barware, linen, bedding, furniture, cutlery, napkins, tablecloths, cruets and crockery.

Please note for crockery (ranges incorporating plates, bowls, side plates etc., - only individual pieces will be judged. If mentioning a range, please state the piece that you wish judged.

Judging criteria: style, practicality of use, design, benefits to operator, material, and sustainable credentials

This category is now closed

Fish and seafood

Includes: all fish and seafood products

Judging Criteria: taste, flavour, presentation on the plate, innovation and benefits to end-user

This category is now closed

Light equipment

Includes: Blenders, mixers, knives, cookware, food storage.

Judging Criteria: style, practicality of use, design, benefits to operator, material, and sustainable credentials

This category is now closed

Frozen

Includes: all frozen food products

Judging Criteria: flavour, speed of serve, presentation, benefits to the end-user

This category is now closed

Prime cooking equipment

Includes: suites, modular and induction ranges, fryers and grills, salamanders and steamers, broilers and multi-use bratt pans

Judging criteria: energy efficiency, functionality, style, design and benefits to the operator

This category is now closed

Herbs, sauces, spices & pulses

Includes: herbs, spices, condiments, ready-to-use sauces, grab-and-go pulse pots, beans and lentils

Judging Criteria: versatility of the product, taste, time-saving credentials, flavour and innovation

This category is now closed

Refrigeration

Includes: display cabinets, blast chillers and freezers

Judging criteria: energy efficiency, storage capacity, innovative features and gas technology

This category is now closed

Health & wellbeing

Includes: Eggs, probiotic products, good plants, fermented foods, powders, health bars, milk alternatives, nuts, nut products and seeds

Judging Criteria: nutritional and health USP’s, sector benefits, taste and usage benefits to operator 

This category is now closed

Sustainable products & packaging

Includes: toiletries, cutlery, plates, cups, lighting, technology, food boxes

Judging Criteria: innovation, eco-benefits, design, durability, benefits to the end-user and the planet

This category is now closed

Hot beverages

Includes: traditional tea, fruit and herbal tea, hot chocolate (block and bean) and all variants of coffee

Judging Criteria: flavour, aroma, benefits to the operator and quality of serve 

This category is now closed

Service & spare parts

Judging Criteria: the judges will accept testimonials in this category and will review the entries based on the following information:

Installation case studies, speed of service, range of spares parts, CSR, preventative maintenance contracts, and emergency breakdown packages

This category is now closed

Low-and-no alcoholic drinks

Includes: all low- and no-alcohol drinks

Judging Criteria: flavour, pairing benefits, upselling suggestions, relevance for market and branding 

This category is now closed

Technology

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

Judging Criteria: innovation, benefits to operator, convenience and money-saving credentials

This category is now closed

Meat and poultry

Includes: fresh, frozen and tinned meat and poultry products

Judging Criteria: taste, flavour, aroma, presentation and innovation and benefits for end-user

This category is now closed

Vertical cooking equipment

Includes: Combi ovens, cook-and-hold ovens, convection ovens and rotisseries

Judging Criteria: energy efficiency, functionality, style, design and benefits to the operator

This category is now closed

Soft drinks

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

Judging Criteria: flavour and innovation, sugar content and health benefits

This category is now closed

Warewashing

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

Judging Criteria: energy and water usage, functionality, quality of results and speed

This category is now closed

Special diet

Includes: any food or drink products for vegans, vegetarians, or food intolerances: dysphagia, gluten free, lactose and free-from

Judging Criteria: utritional and health information, taste and usage benefits to operator.

Please highlight the benefits of your products that assist in supporting customers in this sector

This category is now closed

Waste management

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

Judging Criteria: reduction or management of waste, innovation, technology, efficiencies, potential cost-savings and benefits to the environment

This category is now closed