Foodservice Industry Australia Awards of Excellence announced for 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