Foodservice Industry Australia (FIA) has announced the finalists for the 2015 FIA Awards Food and Equipment categories.

The Awards are designed to recognize excellence across the entire sector with categories for suppliers, distributors and personalities.

The finalists for the distributors and suppliers of the year were announced earlier this month, as were the 2015 FIA Legends comprising St ALi’s Salvatore Malatesta, industry veteran Bernd Uber, and Eusebio Marcocci, founder of the University Food Group.

The Food and Equipment FIA Awards finalists are:

Foodservice Product of the Year – Chilled of Fresh

  • Chicken, Kale and Quinoa Soup, Love Life by John Mc Ewan Handcrafted Gourmet Foods
  • Pure Dairy Hi Melt Burger Cheese, Pure Dairy

Foodservice Product of the Year – Shelf Stable

  • Continental White Bread (Gluten Free), Well and Good
  • Continental Dark Bread (Rye-less Rye Bread Mix – Gluten free), Well and Good
  • John Bull Range of Tomato Products, Kagome Australia
  • John Bull Tomato Paste, Kagome Australia
  • Knorr Coconut Milk Powder, Unilever Foodsolutions
  • Knorr Lime Powder, Unilever Foodsolutions
  • Knorr Thai Sweet Chilli Jam, Unilever Foodsolutions
  • Parmesan Paprika Cheese Bikkies, Charlies Cookies
  • Pie / Pastry Mix, (Gluten free), Well and Good
  • Pizza Mix, (Gluten free), Well and Good

Foodservice Product of the Year – Frozen

  • Bulla Real Dairy Soft, Bulla Dairy Foods
  • Crackerjack Jumbo, Crackerjack Foods
  • Easy Ice Blends, Nestle Professional
  • Edgell Rosemary and Sea Salt Diamonds, Simplot Australia
  • Four ‘N Twenty Chunky Steak Pie, Patties Foods
  • Four ‘N Twenty Slams (3 x varieties), Patties Foods
  • Gluten Free Pizza Base, Mission Foods
  • Gluten Free White Bread, Mission Foods
  • Simplot Angus Beef Sliders, Simplot Australia
  • Simplot Pulled Pork Sliders, Simplot Australia
  • Thom Thum Gourmet Mini Rolls, Marathon Foods

Foodservice Equipment, Accessory or Service Innovation of the Year

  • Asado Parilla Grill, Stoddart
  • CookTek, Stoddart
  • Halton MobiChef, Stoddart
  • PathFinder & TaskMinder Smart Wireless Monitoring, Monika

The Foodservice Legends together with the category winners will be presented with their awards at the FIA Awards of Excellence event, held on 13 November at The Park on Albert Lake, Melbourne.


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