The foodservice industry recently celebrated its night of awards at the Foodservice Suppliers Association of Australia (FSAA) Awards of Excellence with over 370 guests at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
The FSAA Awards of Excellence, held on September 6, 2022, recognized outstanding distributors, suppliers and innovators in the foodservice industry.
In addition, this year’s inaugural Chairperson’s Honor Award recognized the unsung heroes who went above and beyond over the past 12 months, negatively impacting the foodservice industry.
The Distributor Awards recognize distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. Vendors vote across six criteria, including communication, manufacturer collaboration, staff and site professionalism, administration, end-user relationship and marketing engagement.
The Supplier of the Year awards for food, beverage, countertops/packaging and equipment are voted for by food and grocery distributors across five criteria, including communication, business collaboration, staff professionalism, administration and marketing engagement.
The Innovation Awards recognize companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary products. An independent judging panel of chefs is tasked with selecting the most innovative product for this category.
The winners of the 2022 FSAA Awards of Excellence are listed below:
Minnie Constan, Chief Executive of the FSAA said: “The turnout, recognition and well-deserved accolades, especially given the recent unprecedented times our industry has faced, has been nothing short of extraordinary.
“I am also pleased that the caliber of new talent has been identified and as an association I am very proud to offer mentoring and scholarship programs that ensure these people are supported enough to stay in the industry.”