The SA Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry Awards have not only been a time of celebration, acknowledging some of the best in the biz – but has been a time of reflection.
“Despite all the challenges 2020 has delivered, entries in this year’s awards were up by 15% and represent businesses ranging from emerging brands to established companies,” says Food South Australia CEO, Catherine Sayer.
The theme for the 2020 awards is ‘Sharing our Stories’.
“We’ve also seen a massive increase in votes for the Statewide Super Consumer Award this year,” Ms Sayer continues.
“2020 has been heightened determination for South Australians to support South Australian food and beverage businesses. Everyone is very aware that even their smallest purchasing decisions have real effects on people’s jobs and livelihoods.”
There were a range of businesses partaking in this year’s awards – highlighting the diverse practices and innovations that have arisen in the last year.
The South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall talks about the government-funded awards.
“We launched the Growth State Strategy earlier this year and, through our enduring industry-government partnership with Food South Australia, we are supporting industry-wide development of capability and capacity.
“This unique partnership is integral to achieving growth and recognises the important contribution of the food and beverage industry to our state’s economy.
“Congratulations to all of the finalists in 2020!”
The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, 13 November, which will now proceed as restrictions lift on gatherings in South Australia.
“So many businesses that were hit hard by Covid-19 have pushed through to keep things going, supporting their staff and their loyal consumers,” says Ms Sayer.
“They’ve stepped up in a myriad of ways and they certainly have many stories to share.”
Click here to visit the Food South Australia website and to see the Finalists list.