2017 Awards

Want the recognition you deserve?

Calling all the dreamers, the disruptors, the crazy geniuses, the misfits of food tech who are not afraid to try something new – it’s your time to shine at last! 

New for 2017, The FoodTalk Show has launched a very special awards programme to celebrate the amazing innovation going on right here in the UK. Join us on June 12th at the London Oxo Tower for an amazing evening. 

At The FoodTalk Show we have hosted some of the most innovative, visionary and downright bonkers figures in food tech. We’ve had the privilege of seeing what’s going on in the sector right now and our presenters’ taste buds have worked overtime as they’ve sampled the food, drink and technology that is shaping the future of dining. And you know what? The future tastes good!

So it’s only fair that food tech heroes get the recognition – and glittering trophies – they so richly deserve. We had some fantastic applicants and now we have to decide who gets the gongs. 

Show founder and presenter Sue Nelson is a published food writer, leader of Tech London Advocate’s Food Tech Working Group and former CEO of NW Fine Foods. She’s also, to be honest, a bit of a gannet. After months of filling her face, she decided it was high time to shake up the awards scene, just as her guests had shaken up the world of food tech. 

“One day I thought, ‘Why isn’t anyone handing out gongs to these utterly brilliant people?’” Sue said, between mouthfuls of gluten-free Bakewell Tart. “I mean, people who make cheese and chutneys are getting awards all the time. I love all food and I totally support the idea that superb traditional foods should be applauded. But what about the people who are pushing the boundaries and taking food forward? And what about the technology that’s actually changing the way we live and cook?

“Whether they’re innovating in the free-from market or making our kitchens smarter than we are, these are the ones who are truly breaking the jelly mould.”


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Although the awards are open to businesses from all over the UK, the ceremony will be held at London's OXO Tower for a very good reason - and no, it's not just because of the gravy connection. London has always been at the beating heart of the country's food and drink supply system; now the capital is leading the way in food tech innovation.

“The venue has amazing views of the Thames, plus the food and drink’s going to be epic – not your usual ‘meat and two veg’ awards fare – so there really is no excuse to not be there.”

Come along and check it all out, this is where you can get hold of tickets.

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