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Who will take tonight’s top gong? NZ Food Awards unveiled from 7pm

25th November 2021 By Staff Reporter | news@foodticker.co.nz | @foodtickernz

The winners of the 2021 New Zealand Food Awards, powered by Massey University, are set to be revealed tonight.

This year’s awards gala dinner has moved online.

Finalists, shortlisters and supporters will be tuning in to the newly virtual event at 7pm to celebrate the products and businesses that represent the best of Aotearoa’s food and beverage producers.

It was originally scheduled to be a gala dinner at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North, on 14 October 2021, but was delayed and reformatted due to Covid-19.

Twelve category winners and one supreme winner will be unveiled at the event, which features 66 finalists from 45 companies whittled down from more than 170 entries.

Finalists ranging from food scene stalwarts Wattie’s and Whittaker’s and Vogel’s, all vying for the product lifetime achievement award, through to Chatham Island Food Co, Hemp Connect and NewFish battling it out for the primary sector award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety.

The beverage award, sponsored by Food Innovation Network, sees seven alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the running comprising Borage and Bee Meadery, Chia Sisters, Dancing Sands, Froth Technologies, Greenroots Juicery, Soochi and Studio Red Wellness.

Businesses looking to pick-up a gong in the innovation category sponsored by BNZ include Barefgoot Eatery, Froth Technologies, Little ‘Lato, Pacific Harvest and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

The full list of finalists comprised:

PRODUCT AWARDS

Artisan Award – sponsored by Cuisine

Bellefield Butter Co.
Brown ‘Butter’ Ghee

Beard Brothers
Pork and Cress

Beard Brothers
Pork and Palusami

Beard Brothers
Pork and Puha

Chatham Island Food Co.
Chatham Blue™

Manaaki
Piripiri Plum Chutney

Moreish Organic Butchery
Pure Organic Beef Burger Patties

NewFish
Pāua Saucisson

Pacific Harvest
Power of Three Seaweed Flakes

The Gardener
Beetroot & Date Chutney

The Hemp Butter Co
Maple Almond Hemp Butter

The Wild Fermentary
Smoky Kāpeti

Well & Truly Artisan Pantry
Make at Home Vitality Bars

Zaroa NZ
Pohutukawa Smoked Venison Savernaccio

Below Zero – sponsored by FoodHQ

Juicies
Watermelon Juicies

Kim’s Kitchen
Gluten Free Steamed Buns: BBQ Pork

Let’s Eat
Plant-Based Golden Nuggets

Little ‘Lato
Roasted Hazelnut (Dairy-Free)

Marlie Bites
Marlie Bites – Mixed Flavours

Beverage Award – sponsored by Food Innovation Network

Borage and Bee Meadery
Semi-Sweet Session Mead

Chia Sisters
Immunity Hot Tonic

Dancing Sands
Sauvignon Blanc Gin

Froth Technologies
Live Liquid Yeast, FT02 – Vape (Hazy Ale)

Greenroots Juicery
Sun Rising

Soochi
Glow Berry Skin and Gut

Studio Red Wellness
Organic Infusion – Peppermint & Kawakawa

Chilled Award – sponsored by Massey University

Food Nation
Magic Mince – Mexican, Corn & Red Pepper

Food Nation
Magic Mince – Mushroom & Hemp

Kc Kombucha
Kc3 Springtime Kombucha

The Wild Fermentary
Smoky Kāpeti

Zaroa NZ
Pohutukawa Smoked Venison Savernaccio

Health and Wellbeing Award – sponsored by Countdown

Food Nation
Magic Mince – Mexican, Corn & Red Pepper

Food Nation
Magic Mince – Mushroom & Hemp

Kim’s Kitchen
Gluten Free Steamed Buns: BBQ Pork

Wholesome You
Multiseed Crackers

Novel Award – sponsored by KiwiSo

Dancing Sands
Sauvignon Blanc Gin

Grater Goods
Plant Pastrami

NewFish
Pāua Saucisson

Spring Sheep Milk Co.
Gentle Sheep Toddler Milk Drink Stage 3

Upcycled Grain Project
Upcycled Grain Crackers – Parmesan

Vince
Vegetable Mince – Mexican Style

Pantry Award – sponsored by Countdown

Fix & Fogg
Protein Peanut Butter

FreeFOD
Low FODMAP Garlic Replacer

OSM®
The Original Craft™ Bar

Pacific Harvest
Seaweed Salt

Pic’s Peanut Butter
Peanut & Chocolate Butter

Vince
Vegetable Mince – Mexican Style

Primary Sector Award – sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety

Chatham Island Food Co.
Chatham Blue™

Hemp Connect
Hemp Hearts

NewFish
Pāua Saucisson

Product Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by AsureQuality

Wattie’s
Tomato Sauce

Whittaker’s
Peanut Slab Chocolate Bar

Vogel’s
Original Mixed Grain Bread

BUSINESS AWARDS

Business Innovation Award – sponsored by BNZ

Barefoot Eatery

Froth Technologies

Little ‘Lato

Pacific Harvest

Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Food Safety Culture Award – sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety

Little ‘Lato

Beard Brothers

Chatham Islands Food Co.

COMMUNITY AWARDS

Food Hero Award – sponsored by Palmerston North City Council

Kōrure

New Zealand Food Network

Oakley’s Premium Fresh Vegetables Ltd

Perfectly Imperfect

The Sustainable Food Co.

 

 


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