Food Challenge Awards 2009: finalists announced


Presenting the finalists for the 2009 Food Challenge Awards.

Foodmagazine wishes the finalists the best of luck to take out these prestigious awards that cover the food and beverage industries of Australia and New Zealand.

This year the number of categories was extended to 12, with an overwhelming number of nominations received.

The awards are being judged independently and will be announced at the Food Challenge Awards night on 29 July 2009 at Doltone House, on Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont.

Contact katherine.hodges@reedbusiness.com.au to book your seats now. See you there!

Alcoholic Beverages – Proudly Sponsored by markem-imaje

Burleigh Brewing Company – Bighead Beer

Mac’s Brewery – Hop Rocker Pilsener

Mac’s Brewery – Spring Tide Lower Carb Lager

Tamborine Mountain Distillery – Hibiscus Liqueur

Tamborine Mountain Distillery – Wattle Toffee Liqueur

Zilzie Wines – Bulloak Wines

Baked Goods – Proudly Sponsored by Newly Weds Foods

Bakers Delight – Mocha Hot Cross Buns

Carman’s Fine Foods – Carman’s Rounds

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises – Chocolate Lava Cake

George Weston Foods – Burgen Grains with Barley

Kez’s Kitchen – Gluten & Dairy Free Melting Moment Biscuits

The Old Colonial Cookie Company – Butterfingers Gluten Free Pure Butter Shortbread

Confectionery – Proudly Sponsored by Matthews Australasia

Cadbury – Dairy Milk Chocolate Range

Farm By Nature – Cocoa Farm Shiraz Chocolate Barrels

Gran’s Fudge – Rocky Road Fudge

Sweet William – Chocolate Mud Spread

Dairy – Proudly Sponsored by Tronics

A2 Dairy Products Australia – a2 Milk UHT

Dairy Farmers (National Foods) – Rise Smoothies

Frucor Beverages – Moccona Chilled Coffee

La Casa Del Formaggio – Grande Bocconcini

Trampoline Gelato – Lamington Gelato

Health and Wellness – Proudly Sponsored by DSM – Food/Nutritional

Green Monkey – Organic Baby Food

Kakadu International – Kakadu Juice

Morlife – Goji’antiox Porridge

Pudding Lane – Gluten Free Plus

Splish Organic – Splish Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Organic Fine Food Company – KidSnaK

Meat and Smallgoods – Proudly Sponsored by Columbit

Baiada Poultry – Lilydale Free Range Dining

Farmer Dave Free Range Lamb – Farmer Dave Free Range Lamb

Schulte’s Meat Tavern – Honey Soy Chilli Beef Sausages

Severn River Farms Australia – Pasture Perfect Pork

Bartter Steggles – Portuguese Peri-Peri Chicken Strips

Non-Alcoholic Beverages – Proudly Sponsored by testo Pty Ltd

Barfresh Beverage Systems – SMOO Smoothies

Bickford’s Australia – Mixed Berry Syrup

Good Vibes for You – Good Vibes for You

Madura Tea Estates – Madura Green Tea & Australian Lemon Myrtle Tea

Morlife – Goji’antiox Instant Tea Powder

NZ Aquaceuticals – Sero 2

Pet Food – Proudly Sponsored by FormRite

Australian Pet Essentials – Paw Essentials Pet Food

Nature’s Gift Australia – Lifestyle Dog Treats

Prime Petfood – Prime 100 – Premium Beef Mince

Prime Petfood – Prime 100 – Cooked Beef Rolls

Ready Meals – Proudly Sponsored by Kerry Ingredients

Creative Food Solutions – Emily’s Kitchen Ready Meals

EasyFood – Hickory BBQ Beef Rib

Green Monkey – Organic Baby Food

HJ Heinz Australia – Good Stuff

Jewel of India Enterprises – Ready Curries and Rice

Naked Organics – Organic Pumpkin Risotto

Snackfoods – Proudly Sponsored by tna Australia Pty Ltd

Go Natural – Fruity Bites

Majans – Bhuja Mix

Simplot Australia – John West Kids Tuna

The Organic Fine Food Company – KidSnaK

Woolworths – Select Light Chips

Soups and Prepared Foods – Proudly Sponsored by Flavour Makers

Rubens Fine Foods – Rubens Sandwich Filling

Beak & Johnston – Mr Beaks Traditional Homestyle Soups

Woolworths – Select Liquid Stocks

HJ Heinz Australia – Simply Create Soup Bases

Nicholson Fine Foods – Blood Plum Finishing Vinegar

Passage Foods – Passage to Thailand

Sustainable Manufacturing – Proudly Sponsored by GHD

Cadbury – Dairy Milk Chocolate range

Naked Organics – Organic Pumpkin Risotto

Nicholson Fine Foods – Bio Burger

Pudding Lane – Gluten Free Plus

Splish Organic – Splish Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Zilzie Wines – Bulloak Wines

Best of the Best – Proudly Sponsored by Heat and Control

This award will be presented at the end of the awards night on 29 July to the winner that best demonstrated outstanding innovation and excellence, having scored the highest among the nominations.

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