FOOD Awards dinner event dazzles guests

This year’s FOOD Challenge Awards dinner event was a huge success. Over 210 guests celebrated the achievements of 20 companies at FOOD Magazine’s third-annual FOOD Challenge Awards, held on July 11 in Sydney.

The Awards, held at Doltone House on James Bay Wharf, showcased the large amount of innovation and excellence within Australia’s food and beverage industry today. A winner and highly commended were awarded in each of the categories, which included snackfood, confectionery, soups and prepared foods, ready meals, meat and smallgoods, dairy, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, and health and wellness. An award for best in show was also given to the winner that had demonstrated outstanding innovation and excellence.

Guest came from various sectors within the food and beverage industry, representing brands belonging to Heinz and Simplot, as well as smaller companies. Other guests came were suppliers to the food and beverage industry. As well as being attended by finalists, the event’s sponsors Amcor, Danisco, Flavour Makers, Kerry Ingredients, Heat and Control, Insignia, Imaje and Earlee Products, Tronics and Peacock Bros were present. Ibex Group was unable to be there.

Guest speakers Dick Wells from the AFGC, Marcus Lui from the One Centre, and Peter Baron from Uni Straw offered some valuable and entertaining insights into different trends, developments and innovations within the industry, while Master of Ceremonies, Jamie Wade of Reed Business Information, ensured the event was enjoyed by all.

All winners of the 2007 FOOD Challenge Awards will be revealed and featured in the August issue of FOOD Magazine.

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