The winners of the Foodservice Industry Australia (FIA) Awards of Excellence were announced on Friday night.

The Awards were held at The Park in Melbourne and attended by industry leaders, FIA Legends, members and guests of FIA.

“[The Awards are] a highlight for the FIA with the celebration of 35 years of the FIA and the recognition of so many rising stars in our industry," says FIA president Minnie Constan.

"It is amazing to see so many people enjoying themselves and networking whilst hearing the stories from our new Legends. Congratulations to all our winners and FIA Legends.”

The 2015 FIA Legends

  • Salvatore Malatesta of St Ali and Sensory Lab
  • Bernd Uber, culinary teacher and chief judge
  • Eusebio (Joe) Marcocci, University Food Group

Award Winners

FIA Distributor Representative of the Year: John Carroll, PRD Food Services

FIA Manufacturer Representative of the Year: Brad Robertson, Murray Goulburn

FIA Service Representative of the Year: Stephen Wilson, Comcater

Distributor of the Year – Metropolitan: PFD Food Services

Distributor of the Year – Regional: Nature’s Cargo, Ballarat

Distributor of the Year – Tasmanian: PDF Food Services

Distributor of the Year – Service: Phoeniks

Foodservice Product of the Year – Chilled or Fresh: Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Soup by Love Life by John Mc Ewan Handcrafted Gourmet Foods

Foodservice Product of the Year – Shelf Stable: Continental Dark Bread (Rye-less Rye Bread Mix – Gluten Free) by Well and Good

Foodservice Product of the Year – Frozen: Bulla Real Dairy Soft, Bulla Dairy Foods

Foodservice Equipment, Accessory or Service Innovation of the Year: Asado Parilla Grill, Stoddart

Supplier of the Year: Nestle Professional

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