2018 Events

Tickets for the 2018 NZ Food Awards Gala Dinner Available Now!


Treat yourself to a three course dinner, West End entertainment and find out who will take away the trophies at the NZ Food Awards Gala Dinner. A highlight on the industry calendar, this is your chance to join us as we celebrate the best of our food and beverage industry.

Save on tickets with early bird pricing  Register before 5pm, 21 September to take advantage of our early bird pricing:

Purchase your tickets here

Entries open 1 May 2018

Entries for the 2018 NZ Food Awards, Powered by Massey University, are open from 1 May-5pm 30 June, 2018


For More information about the 2018 award categories, entry details and Terms & Conditions is available on the Enter page




Entries close 30 June 2018

Finalist Announcement 6 September 2018

Gala Dinner 17 October 2018

The highlight of our programme, find out who the lucky winners are on 17 October at SKYCITY, Auckland.


2017 Events


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