Performance Awards


The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards are renowned for recognising and celebrating the best food products in Irish retail, wholesale and foodservice sectors. However, it is the individuals and teams behind these products’ development, production and distribution that makes them award winning. It is in recognition of this that we have included the performance awards to the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards line-up.

There are no fees for entering any of these categories and anyone can nominate, including IQFA judges and the company themselves.

Entry Deadline: Friday 25 September

Best Initiative by a Foodservice Provider

At the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards we recognise the seismic changes to society that the Coronavirus epidemic has caused. We have been particularly impressed by the way that the Foodservice industry has rapidly adapted to serve the needs of retail customers and in some cases has switched to a Direct to Consumer model. Therefore, for this year we are introducing a new category, Best Initiative by a Foodservice Provider.

This award is open to anyone who would usually be selling in the out-of-home sector and is now adapting their business in new and innovative ways to serve customers.

Own Label Range of the Year

Own brands have long been part of retailer’s strategies, recognising consumer need for a point of difference offering choice, value and innovation across the board. This award recognises those retailers who are leading the way in grocery own label.

Entries will be judged on innovation, product development, quality and business performance. Please provide evidence to support your entry.

Rising Star

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards aims to celebrate the talent and the hard work of the industry’s rising stars.

The Rising Star Award recognises individuals aged 25 and under who have a passion for food and drink and are making strides within the industry.

If you know a young person who is working as a chef or in the retail grocery sector, be it in a small convenience store or a large supermarket, or studying food technology, encourage and appreciate them by nominating them for this award.

Supplier of the Year

Behind every great product lies an army of suppliers. The relationship between grocery buyer and supplier is fundamental to the success of any product. Now more than ever, we should be recognising these grocery heroes.

Nominate your favourite supplier, whether it is an individual or a company, this award is your opportunity to highlight their excellence.

€ 335.00 +VAT (21%)