2017 Events

Entries open 1 May 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 NZ Food Awards. Be part of the biggest event on the NZ industry calendar, where the companies and people behind our largest export earner are recognized for their innovation, creativity and business success.

Entries close 14 July 2017

Due to popular demand, entries have been extended until 14 July 2017! Make sure you don’t miss out and get working on your entry today!

Finalist Announcement 31 August 2017

Join us at Villa Maria on 31 August in Auckland as we find out who’s in the running for the 2017 Supreme Award.

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Gala Dinner 12 October 2017

The highlight of our programme, find out who the lucky winners are on 12 October at SKYCITY, Auckland.

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2017 Finalists Announced!


 We are proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 NZ Food Awards. There were a record number of entries this year, with strong competition in all categories. Download the PDF below to view the full list of finalists for each category.


View the 2017 NZFA Finalists (PDF)


The winners will be announced at the Gala dinner on the 12th of October.  You can find more information about this event and purchase tickets further up this page.

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The hunt is on for New Zealand’s finest foods and beverages


 Entries are open for the 30th New Zealand Food Awards, providing an opportunity for food and beverage producers to showcase their success and innovation.Read more here

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NZ’s first certified Cicerone to judge craft beers




The New Zealand Food Awards 2017 is proud to announce Josh Scott, New Zealand’s first certified Cicerone (beer expert), has joined the technical judging panel to judge the craft beer group within the Countdown Alcoholic Beverage Category. Read more here

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2017 Judging Week