The 2019 PEAs (Product Excellence Awards) are once again open for entries, offering more exciting opportunities to showcase the best food, drink and equipment available on the market.
The PEAs, organised in association with headline sponsor Delaware North and associate sponsor the HRC show, are open to manufacturers, producers and suppliers of food, drink or equipment. The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, with successful products receiving exposure to an extensive audience of potential customers.
Foodservice operators seek to offer innovative products with a point of difference to their customers, or equipment that saves them time or money, and the PEAs provide this stage.
Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer, said: "The PEAs give us a platform to recognise the research and development, the investment and sheer determination that is involved in the creation and launch of thousands of products into hospitality every year."
The three-course awards lunch will be held at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and will allow finalists and guests the opportunity to enjoy Delaware North's premium hospitality experience. The pre-Christmas event for suppliers and manufacturers will give them an opportunity to get together and celebrate their success.
Doug Tetley, managing director, said: "Delaware North is proud to sponsor the Product Excellence Awards for the second year running. The 2018 awards ceremony at the London Stadium saw an impressive array of suppliers from across the industry vying for the coveted awards.
"Innovative products deliver commercial success. Supporting quality and innovation in hospitality is an important part of Delaware North's commitment to reimagining tomorrow. As hospitality partners for the UK's most high-profile stadia, we are always reviewing our products and services to ensure the very highest quality experience for our guests."
Sam Chance, portfolio marketing manager at Fresh Montgomery, added: "At Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC), we believe in acknowledging those who are truly innovative, those who continually push the boundaries to progress the incredible industry we are lucky enough to work within.
"We are proud to partner again with The Caterer on this year's Product Excellence Awards and aim to make sure the entire industry is aware of the fantastic new products available in the market. New for 2020, we will be showcasing the winning products at HRC on the 3-5 March at London ExCeL, providing the opportunity for visitors to understand exactly how they can add value to their business. Good luck to all who enter!"
To find out more and to enter, go to www.productexcellenceawards.co.uk