OUR YOUNG ONES THE FINALISTS IN THE NZ FOOD AWARDS FOR 2017 HAVE JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED, www.foodtechnology.co.nz 3 Kathryn Calvert Editor NZ FOODTechnology Rachel Hunter was just 17 when she was plucked from the suburban streets of Auckland, transformed into a global ambassador for Tip Top Trumpets and propelled onto the world stage as our very own supermodel. Fast forward a few decades and one thing is clear – LA-based Hunter has never forgotten her roots and the people that helped take her to the top and, by all accounts, she’s still a humble Glenfield girl at heart – as our page 5 story attests. But as an industry, we’ve got to ask ourselves…will our global food and beverage superstars of the future look back on our support with such affection? Those involved with competitions aiming to reward and spotlight upcoming leaders know all too well how hard it is to get sponsor funding and interest, and they need our help. Check out their plea on page 14, and don’t forget to read our fascinating story about the global cost of meat on page 30. Have a great September/October. EDITOR'S NOTE BREAKING NEWS Artisan Food Producers – The Lucky Taco, Abel NZ, Nutting Better, Carello del Gelato, Durello, Gathered Game, Dr Feelgood, MANUKEE, Green Meadows Beef, Hawke’s Bay Brewing, Maungatapere Berries, Bootleggers, Queen Anne Indulgence, Kiwi Kai, Fresh West, The Caker, Wooden Spoon Boutique Freezery, Otago Locusts, No Shortcuts, Food to Market, Woodshed Enterprises (Sponsor: Supermarket News, Restaurant & Cafe Magazine). Artisan Craft Beer – The Croucher Brewing Co, Behemoth Brewing, Quench Collective (Sponsor: Countdown and Supermarket News). Gourmet Award – Wild Fennel, Over the Moon Dairy, Vlavio, No Shortcuts, Hakanoa Handmade Drinks, Six Barrel Soda, Poppy & Olive, ViBERi NZ (Sponsor: Bite). Alcoholic Beverages Award – Epic Brewing, Moa Brewing, Emerson’s Brewing, 8 Wired Brewing (Quench Collective), DB Breweries, Independent Liquor (Sponsor: Countdown). Non-Alcoholic Beverage Award – Barker’s of Geraldine, Spring Sheep Milk, Fresco Nutrition (Sponsor: Villa Maria). Dry Award – The Lovely Little Food Co, Pure Delish, Barker’s of Geraldine, Proper Crisps (Sponsor: Palmerston North City Council). Chilled/Short Shelf Life Award – Fresh to Go, Cabernet Foods, The Collective (Sponsor: Eagle Consumables). Health and Wellness Award – Springbrook Foods, Zamati Technology (Sponsor: Massey University). Frozen Award – The Lovely Little Food Co, Leader Products (Sponsor: Food HQ). Novel Food or Beverage Award – Blue Frog Breakfast, Otago Locusts, Spring Sheep Co, Barker’s of Geraldine, The Caker, Cocavo, ViBERi (Sponsor: Foodbowl). Food Safety Culture Award – Pure Food Company, Cocavo, Maungatapere Berries (Sponsor: MPI). Primary Sector Products Award – T&G Global, Maungatapere Berries, Fresh West, Otago Locusts (Sponsor: MPI). Export Innovation Award – Spring Sheep Milk, MANUKEE, Constellation Brands (Sponsor: NZTE). Business Innovation Award – The Caker, Cabernet Foods, Original Foods, Frenz the Free Range Eggs and Poultry, Fresco Nutrition, Claireville Bakery (Sponsor: James & Wells). AND THOSE WANTING TO ATTEND THE GALA DINNER ON OCTOBER 12 CAN GO TO WWW.FOODAWARDS.CO.NZ TO REGISTER. FINALISTS ARE: REMINDER… The 2018 NZ Food Directory deadlines are approaching fast, so if you have a business you think should feature in the Best of the Best section or a person you’d like to nominate for a Who’s Who story, please let us know now. Email Kathryn Calvert on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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