New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners announced
The 2017 New Zealand Food Award winners have been announced with a sheep milk product taking out the most coveted award.
The complete award winners in different categories are listed below in this article.
Spring Sheep Milk Co won the Massey University Supreme Award for its Vanilla Flavoured Probiotic Sheep Milk Powder. Spring Sheep Milk Co also won the NZTE Export Innovation Award.
Chief Operating Officer of Spring Sheep Milk Co, Nick Hammond, said winning the Supreme Award was an important win for a small company.
“At Spring Sheep Milk Co, we’re trying to break new ground in product innovation and enter new markets, so I feel that this award is a real recognition of our whole team, and their passion for their work,” Hammond said.
The New Zealand Food Awards have been run by Massey University for 30 years. Vice-Chancellor of Massey University, Professor Jan Thomas, said the level of innovation in New Zealand’s food industry is something to be proud of.
“As a small country, the level of innovation that we provide in terms of the food and beverage sector is incredible, Professor Thomas said.
“We are committed to encouraging local business to continue to grow, experiment and create fantastic products, while recognising them for their efforts.”
Complete list of New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners
A complete list of New Zealand Food Awards 2017 winners are as follows:
Artisan Food Producer Award in association with Supermarket News and Restaurant & Café Magazine – 1st Place
Gathered Game – Premium Wild Venison Salami and Wild Venison Deer Sticks
Artisan 2nd place
Carrello del Gelato – Feijoa Sorbet
Artisan 3rd place
Hawke’s Bay Brewing Company – Old Fashioned Ginger Beer, Spcied Ginger Beer, Ginger Fusion and Red Sangria
Artisan Highly Commended
Abel New Zealand Ltd – Abel Methode Cider
Bakeworks Ltd – Home St Sprouted Good Seed Bread
Dr Feelgood Ltd – Handmade Ice Pops Range
Maungatapere Berries Ltd – Kwanza Fresh Raspberries
Queen Anne Indulgence Ltd – Dark Chocolate, Boysenberry Jelly Marshmallow Bar
The Caker Ltd – Coconut Raspberry Cake Mix
Artisan Craft Beer Award in association with Supermarket News and Countdown
The Croucher Brewing Company – Croucher Lowrider
BITE Gourmet Award
Poppy & Olive Ltd – Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
Countdown Alcoholic Beverages Award
Epic Brewing Company – Epic Hop Zombie IIPA
Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award in association with Villa Maria
Barker’s of Geraldine – Squeezed Fruit Botanicals Syrup: Squeezed Lemons with Lime, Cucumber and Mint
Chilled/Short Shelf Life Award in association with Eagle Consumables
Cabernet Foods Ltd – Everton Dry Aged Beef
Dry Award in association with Palmerston North City Council
Proper Crisps – Kumara Chipotle and Garlic
Frozen Award in association with FoodHQ
Leader Products – Jalapeño Cheese Bites
James & Wells Business Innovation Award
Original Foods Baking Co
The FoodBowl Novel Food or Beverage Award
Otago Locusts – Locusts
Massey University Health and Wellness Award
Springbrook Foods – No Nut Butter – Crunchy
MPI Food Safety Culture Award
The Pure Food Co
MPI Primary Sector Products Award
T&G Global Ltd – Lotatoes Potatoes
NZTE Export Innovation Award
Spring Sheep Milk Co
Massey University Supreme Award
Spring Sheep Milk Co