Foodservice Quality Food Awards Launches Manufacturer-focused Development Chef Award to Recognise Unsung Innovators

The highly prestigious UK Foodservice Quality Food Awards has launched a very special Development Chef gong aimed squarely at manufacturers. With an exclusive deadline of the 6th of July, the award is completely free to enter and designed to shine a spotlight on the industry innovators working tirelessly behind the scenes.

Open to manufacturers and suppliers across foodservice, candidates can enter themselves into the award or be nominated by a colleague or supplier. Getting involved couldn’t be easier, entrants can follow this link: and leave a 400 word supporting statement, detailing achievements to date, relevant skills, any contract wins and notable pieces of NPD. A favourite recipe of choice should also form part of the 400 word submission

Entrants are also invited to upload an optional supporting presentation or recipe video to the site. Chef candidates will then be invited to a very special judging day on 16th August at the University of West London, in Ealing, where they will be tasked with bringing the recipe to life for the esteemed judging panel to sample. This demonstration, plus the initial submission, will count towards one deserving victor being crowned during a glittering ceremony on the 27th September at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. 

Helen Lyons, Publishing Director at the Foodservice Quality Food Awards, commented: “The award is unique as it seeks to recognise the highly skilled chefs, working in manufacturing, that keep the wheels of this innovative sector turning. Have you or someone in your team produced a fantastic product to help drive your business forward? Don’t let this hard work go unnoticed. The UK Foodservice Quality Food Awards is all about banging the drum for the industry – development chefs are its lifeblood. Now is the time to celebrate the many achievements of these outstanding individuals.”

The UK foodservice Quality Food Awards are supported by headline sponsor Graphic Packaging International.

To find out more visit: