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FABI Awards

Application Deadline- Wednesday, January 19th 2022
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Applications are now open for the 2022 FABI Awards. The FABI Awards celebrate products with superior taste and the potential to revolutionize food & beverage. Whether you are thinking creatively about packaging or ingredients, we want to see what you bring to the table! Products must be new to the market within 24 months of the 2022 Show to qualify.



Application Process

The online application contains the following questions:

  • Describe the product (200 words maximum).
  • Explain the wow factor of this product to an operator.
  • What differentiates this product from its direct competitors?
  • What would a foodservice operator find impactful and/or beneficial from their use of this product?
  • When was the product introduced to the U.S. Foodservice market and how widely is it distributed?
  • Provide references of two foodservice operators who use your product (include name, title, and phone number).
  • If any research on taste preference exists for this product, please provide the results.
  • The application also requires several uploads including nutritional information, product image, and any supporting videos or brochures.

Applicants may be asked to submit product samples for further judging. All applicants must be willing and able to ship samples to each judge in early February. Applicants will be contacted directly with further instructions if this is required.




Costs

The FABI Award participation fee is $1,000, which includes the benefits listed below. A non-refundable application fee of $250 is due with each application. The $250 application fee will be applied to the full participation fee of $1,000 making $750 due for applications selected by the expert panel of judges

The following benefits are included with the FABI participation fee:

  • Prominent placement (company name and product information) in pre-Show promotional efforts
  • Placement of the company logo, product name and 50-word description of the product on the official Show Website
  • Inclusion in official press release announcing FABI recipients
  • Recognition in the official online Show Planner and mobile app
  • Extensive coverage via Show public relations efforts, including pre-Show pitches and at-Show inclusion in daily media alerts
  • Priority placement in on-site media opportunities with broadcast media (Subject to adherence with talent/segment objectives)
  • Portable standing banner promoting the product
  • Crystal award to be presented on-site
  • Award logo for marketing efforts for the life of your product

Click here to view the FABI rules & regulations.



Contact your sales rep or email nraexhibitinfo@winsightmedia.com with any questions.

While you wait to hear which new innovations are selected in 2022, check out the award recipients from 2021. Hear what makes these products stand out at the top before you interact with them at the next Show.

Benefits of Being a FABI Award Recipient

  • Opportunity to participate in exclusive FABI tasting event putting product in the hands of attendees
  • FABI Crystal Award, custom signage and FABI logo for use in marketing efforts for the life of the product
  • High-profile exposure both on and off the Show floor
  • Increased media coverage and product visibility
  • Exposure through Show attendee marketing, including listings on the Restaurant Show website and mobile app
  • Recognition from esteemed panel of judges representative of a variety of industry segments

 

Application Questions

  • Describe the product (200 words or fewer).
  • Will the expert panel of judges be evaluating the product or the product’s packaging?
  • Please explain the wow factor of this product to an operator.
  • What differentiates this product from its direct competitors?
  • What would a foodservice operator find impactful and/or beneficial from their use of this product?
  • When was the product introduced to the U.S. Foodservice market and how widely is it distributed?
  • Please provide references of two foodservice operators who use your product.
  • If any research on taste preference exists for this product, please provide the results.

The application also requires several uploads, including nutritional information, product brochure, company logo, and product photo.

 

Costs

All applications require a $250, non-refundable, deposit in order to be reviewed by the expert panel of judges. If your application is selected to receive a FABI Award, the deposit is applied to the total participation fee of $1,000, making $750 due for applications selected as award recipients.

2021 Food & Beverage Awards
View Award Recipients

FABI Judges

Zia
Ahmed

Senior Director
The Ohio State University

Pat
Cobe

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business, FoodService Director

Marion
Gibson

Culinary Development Director
Aramark

Aimee
Harvey

Senior Managing Editor
Technomic

Farley
Kaiser

Corporate Executive Chef/ Culinary Innovation Manager Fresh Foods
Wawa, Inc.

John
Li

Vice President Culinary Innovation
The Wendy’s Company

Robin
Rosenberg

Vice President, Chef De Cuisine
Levy Restaurants

Cammie
Spillyards-Schaefer

Vice President of Culinary and Menu Strategy
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®

Bret
Thorn

Senior Food & Beverage Editor
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