Following the successful 2017 FoodTalk Awards, the first ever, the awards are making a return for 2018 and entries are now open.

If you’re doing something fresh and fabulous in food, drink, technology or packaging, enter these awards, which made their debut during London Tech Week in June 2017.

Inspired by the fabulous foodie heroes who appear on The FoodTalk Show every week, the team behind the radio show decided it was time to throw a huge party to honour the best of UK food tech innovation.

The result was a bash on London’s South Bank, where the industry’s rising stars gathered to give each other a great big pat on the back. From delicious free-from, cleaner and alternative foods, to the gadgets, apps and software that are shaping the kitchens of tomorrow, the event was a celebration of culinary creativity.

The FoodTalk Show’s founder and presenter, Sue Nelson, believes the awards are recognising a whole new generation of food tech heroes.

“Launching the awards felt like a natural progression, having talked to so many brilliant people on the show,” said Sue, who is also leader of Tech London Advocates Food Tech Working Group and author of upcoming book, FoodTech UK. “I can’t stress enough how important this industry is to the UK economy and how much innovation emerges from it. We need to celebrate, support and encourage the people who are really making a difference. Plus, who doesn’t want to try sumptuous food and drink in a gorgeous venue? The first event surpassed even my wild expectations, so I can’t wait to see what the 2018 awards bring.”

Now it’s time for more food tech disruptors to blow their own trumpets and tell the world how they’re changing the way we eat, cook and live with their genius products. If you’re based in the UK, you’ve been trading for at least a year and you’re doing something new and exciting in food tech – these awards are for you!

Entries are now open and will close at midnight on February 16. You can find the application form, category information and everything else you need at

It’s free and easy to enter, and along with a shiny trophy for the mantelpiece, Gold Award winners will also be invited onto The FoodTalk Show to share their big idea with our audience of ravenous foodies. So, what are you waiting for?

The awards night will take place at the Banking Hall in the City on June 15, 2018, again as part of the London Tech Week programme.

To apply or to find out more about the best awards in food tech – including last year’s winners – visit the website and follow The FoodTalk Show on Facebook and Twitter @foodtalkshow