Foodservice Industry Australia Awards of Excellence announced for 2012

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 15th November 2012

The Foodservice Industry Association has announced its name has changed to Foodservice Industry Australia, at the recent Foodservice Industry Awards of Excellence for 2012.

The change of name and direction, with a new logo, aims to cement its critical role as the longest-running Foodservice organisation in Australia after 32 years of operation.

The highest accolade for an individual for long term commitment to the foodservice industry: “LEGEND of the Foodservice Industry” was awarded to Brian Byrns from Conga Foods this year. Mr Byrns is the eighth “LEGEND of the Foodservice Industry” award recipient since its inception.

With members already based across different Australian States, Foodservice Industry Australia declared it will continue to deliver high quality educational events, foodservice training, business programs and industry networking opportunities for the food service industry.

The Foodservice Industry Awards of Excellence were established in 2006.


Names of winners for 2012:

Legend of the Foodservice Industry-  Brian Byrns, Conga Foods

Foodservice Representative of the Year – Manufacturer

Winner Arran Mason-Blake, Nestle Professional


Foodservice Representative of the Year – Distributor

Winner Jessica Carroll, Superior Food Services

Highly Commended – Jim Hare, Natures Cargo


Foodservice Representative of the Year – Service

Winner Paul Dale, Cookers

Highly Commended – Vivienne Golabek, Chef’s Hat

Highly Commended – Mark Sweeting, Comcater


Distributor of the Year – Regional

Winner Natures Cargo


Distributor of the Year – Tasmanian

Winner PFD Food Services – Launceston

Highly Commended – Bulk Frozen Foods


Distributor of the Year – Metropolitan

Winner PFD Food Services

Highly Commended – Del-Re National Food Group


Distributor of the Year – Service

Winner Commercial Food Machinery

Highly Commended – Chef’s Hat

Highly Commended – Phoeniks

Highly Commended – Transplumb Group


Foodservice Product of the Year – Shelf Stable

Winner Passionfruit Shortbread Creams, Charlies Cookies

Highly Commended – Zafran Red Curry Mix, Custom Culinary

Highly Commended – Bacio Perugina Semifreddo Mix, Nestle Professional


Foodservice Product of the Year – Frozen

Winner Smoothie Cube, Patties Food


Supplier of the Year

Winner Simplot Australia

Highly Commended – Kraft Foods