Entries Open for 2019 Awards with 2 New Categories
We have enjoyed the publicity it has generated for our buffalo farm and dairy, the networking opportunities allowing us to build new friendships and cement existing ones.The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards have given us the confidence to continue to innovate with our cheese making, generated a huge amount of media coverage and made our staff, family and us immensely proud of what we do.
The 2019 Awards judging panel will once again be led by a tireless supporter of New Zealand food, cookbook author and food writer, Lauraine Jacobs. She will be joined by a host of experts who will judge in specialist panels across the major categories; paddock, dairy, water, earth as well as drinks, sustainability and free from. Products are scored out of 100 marks and judges assess product quality, flavour, aroma, texture, consistency, packaging, innovation and sustainability with outstanding produce awarded gold and silver medals. All gold medallists are considered as a champion for their category. The outstanding product as assessed by the judges will be named Supreme Champion at a cocktail party in Auckland on Tuesday 16 April 2019The awards are: Outstanding NZ Food Producer Supreme Champion, Emerson’s Dairy Champion, Water Champion, Farro Earth Champion, Ara Wines Paddock Champion. Special awards are NZ Life & Leisure Spirit of New Zealand Award, T & G Global Outstanding Sustainability, FMCG Business Outstanding New Product, Label & Litho Outstanding Packaging, Marvellous Marketing Outstanding Drink, Outstanding Free-From Product and Outstanding Startup Producer.New Zealand producers harvesting, growing and making food which is available for retail sale are encouraged to enter the awards online at outstandingfoodproducer.nz by Friday 1 March 2018. Feedback is available for all entries and Marvellous Marketing will host a number of Winner Events around New Zealand between April and September 2019 that will showcase gold and silver medallists.From early 2019 we will also encourage foodies to vote for their favourite Outstanding Product and Outstanding Farmers’ Market in the annual Coast People’s Choice Awards.Kathie Bartley made special mention of the loyal sponsors who made the Awards possible. Thanks to NZ Life & Leisure, Ara Wines, Emerson’s, Farro, T & G Global, FMCG Business, Label & Litho, Fresh, Coast and Marvellous Marketing.