The fourth year of the awards, 2017, saw a major step forward in terms of recognition and awareness both of 'freefrom' in food service and of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards.
The presentation in November in the conference theatre at Food Matters Live (see the short video on the winners page) was extremely well attended and saw the launch of our new FreeFrom Eating Out Awards Google map.
We believe that the map, which shows all awards winners for the last three years, will be a real game changer for the awards. It has already been embedded on a number of bloggers' and entrants' sites and is being promoted by the Anaphylaxis Campaign. We hope that by the time the awards open again in June there will not be a 'freefrom in food-service' related site that will not carry our map – thus enormously raising the profile of the awards and hugely enhancing their value for both entrants and sponsors.
As in previous years we will be offering category sponsorship but we are also seeking a sponsor for a 'freefrom' presentation dinner at Excel after next year's presentation – more details in due course.
Category sponsorship –
Category 1. Crème de la Crème
A category for winners! Only open to entrants who have won their categories in previous years.
Category 2. • NEW • FreeFrom Newbies
A new category for outlets who have been offering a 'freefrom'/allergy aware menu for two years or less on May 21st/16th 2018.
Category 3. Cafés & teashops
Category 4. Fish & Chip shops
Sponsored for 2018 by Middleton Foods
Category 5. • NEW • Street foods and takeaways
Sponsored for 2018 by Romer Labs
A new category to cover market stalls, street vendors and takeaways.
Category 6. Independent Restaurants and Pub Restaurants
Category 7. Restaurants chains
Sponsored for 2018 by FarmFrites
Category 8. Hotels, guest houses & B&Bs
Sponsored for 2018 by Thomas Ridley Food Service
Category 9. Focus on gluten
For establishments of any kind that have focused on providing safe gluten-free options for those eating out. To enter this category the establishment must have been awarded Coeliac UK's GF accreditation.
Category 10. Foods manufactured for food service
If you have any queries or would like to talk to us about the project - please contact Michelle or call 020 7722 2866
By sponsoring one of these prestigious awards you can secure your company a prominent position in this exciting new multi-million pound market.