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Food Management Today Industry Awards

How the awards work

The awards are in two parts. Readers are invited to vote in seven categories, while manufacturers and retailers can nominate products for entry into one or more of the eight product categories which will be judged by industry experts.

Awards organiser Sharon Yandell said: “These annual Awards are eagerly anticipated and have become a great success story. They are truly unique and represent the highest standards in product, service and innovation across the sector. The Awards offer a brilliant opportunity to recognise the work that is going on and the progress being achieved in so many areas.”

The awards include several voting categories and product categories, ranging from Food Manufacturer of the Year and Best Training Initiative to Best Red Meat Product and Best Bakery Product.

Products are also nominated by the food industry into multiple categories, including: Best Dairy Product, Best Bakery Product, Best Red Meat Product, Best Poultry Product, Best Frozen Product, Best Seafood Product, Best New Product Development, Best Ready to Eat Product and Best Free From Product.

Celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr to host 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards

Legendary chef and popular TV broadcaster Michel Roux Jr is to be the VIP host at this year’s prestigious FMT Food Industry Awards ceremony and lunch in London on Thursday 27th June.

Known for running some of London’s top restaurants, Michel Roux followed his father Albert Roux OBE into the food sector when he left school at 16 for the first of several challenging apprenticeships at Maître Patissier, Hellegouarche in Paris from 1976 to 1979.

Michel was a popular judge and presenter on the BBC’s prime time show, MasterChef: The Professionals, from 2008 to 2013, and presented the series Great British Food Revival. Michel also fronted BBC2’s Food and Drink, programme and in 2015 he lead the BBC2 programme, Michel Roux’s Service, with Fred Sirieix, in which they set out on a personal mission to train eight young people as front-of-house superstars. Michel then went on to present a new programme on his first ever solo project with the Disney Channel: First Class Chefs, which launched in June 2015. The show followed kids aged 9-11 competing to showcase their restaurant skills.

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Special rates are available for the 2024 Food Management Today Industry Awards. Click the link below to find out more.

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Kensington High Street, 2-24, London, London, United Kingdom, W8 4PT
tel: 44-20-79378000

Directions to the venue are available via this link.

Rates are subject to change and availability.

The delighted 2023 winners pictured with celebrity host Pete Firman.

Take a look back at the 2023 Awards Ceremony

A special thanks to our 2024 Awards partners:

FMT Food Industry Awards 2024 partners

Food Management Today Product Judging

Take a look at our short behind the scenes look at the product judging process for the Food Management Today Industry Awards which took place at the Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams.

Become an Awards Partner

The support of our award partners is vital to ensure this important initiative takes place. In return, we reward them with extensive branding across our media portfolio over several months, a full page advert in the FMT Food Industry Awards Brochure (both in print and online).

Category partnerships offer amazing value. To find out more about our packages, contact Michelle Ingerfield on 01908 613323 or e-mail

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A few words from our past winners...

“We are so proud to have won this award for our BigFish range for the second year running. As well as highlighting the quality and flavour of our products, this award is testament to the hard work of our marvellous team in Grimsby and I’d like to thank them all – we couldn’t do what we do without them.”

Louise Coulbeck, founding director of JCS Fish Ltd, winner of the Best Seafood Product Award.



A few words from our past winners...

“I am delighted that Samworth Brothers has been recognised for this prestigious industry award. Our people are what sets this business apart and our success would not be possible without their continued commitment to quality.”

Flor Healy, group chief executive, Samworth Brothers, winner of the Food Manufacturer of the Year Award.



A few words from our past winners...

“We’re incredibly pleased to be recognised for our new No Drain Tuna Fridge Pot. At John West, we are focused on innovation around key usage occasion and have a long history of making products easier to use and fish more accessible to a greater number of people. We want more people to enjoy nutritious fish, more often.”

Jon Burton, international marketing director at John West, winner of the Most Innovative Packaging Development Award.


To see the FMT Food Industry Awards rules and regulations, click here.