The foodservice industry celebrated and recognised outstanding achievements at the FSAA Awards of Excellence.
The night of nights returned this year to celebrate the success and achievements for the foodservice industry.
The foodservice industry celebrated their night of nights with more than 370 guests at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Tuesday, 9th September.
“The turnout, recognition and well-deserved accolades, especially given the recent unprecedented times our industry has faced, has been nothing short of extraordinary. This year we also included the inaugural Chairperson’s Honour Award, which recognised those unsung heroes among us. The ones that have gone above and beyond over the past 12 months” said Minnie Constan, CEO FSAA
“I am also pleased with the calibre of emerging talent being identified and, as an Association, are very proud to be offering mentoring and scholarship programs which ensure these people are supported enough to stay in the industry.” she said.
The FSAA Awards program recognizes outstanding distributors, suppliers, innovators, Industry Legends, with its Hall of Fame and now the unsung heroes among us with the Inaugural Chairperson’s Award.
The Distributor Awards, acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The voting is done by suppliers across 6 criteria, Communication, Manufacturer Co-Operation, Staff & Site Professionalism, Administration, End-user relationships and Marketing commitment. The awards demonstrate FSAA’s appreciation of the integral role distributors’ play in the foodservice channel.
The Supplier of the Year awards (Food, Beverage, Tabletop/Packaging and Equipment) are voted upon by the food and grocery distributors across 5 criteria, Communication, Business co-operation, Staff Professionalism, Administration and Marketing commitment.
Innovation Awards recognize companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary products – an independent judging panel of chef’s are tasked with choosing the most innovative product.
The Foodservice State Distributor Winners
NSW Metro Foodservice Distributor of the Year – EWH Foodservices
NSW Regional Inc ACT Foodservice Distributor of the Year – V&C Food Distributors
VIC Metro Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Bidfood Melbourne
VIC Regional Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Barwon Foods
QLD Metro Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Godden Food Group
QLD Regional Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Western Food Wholesalers
SA Metro Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Galipo Food Company
SA Regional Inc NT Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Asian United Foodservice
WA Metro Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Bidfood Perth –
WA Regional Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Staley Food & Packaging
TAS Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Tasfresh Foodservice
National Foodservice Distributor of the Year – Tasfresh Foodservice
National Foodservice Supplier of the Year – Anchor Food Professionals
National Beverage Supplier of the Year – Nestle Professional
National Tabletop/Packaging Supplier of the Year – FPA Australia
National Commercial Equipment Supplier of the Year – Comcater Foodservice Equipment
Foodservice Innovation of the Year – Unilever Food Solutions for Knorr Tomato Powder
Inaugural Honour Award Recognising the Unsung Heroes – Andre Kropp
Business Management School Scholarship – Mel Van Wyk
Hall Of Fame Inductees – Jeff Dhu
Congratulations to all the 2022 winners, for being part of the incredible industry and constantly striving for excellence.