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World Catering Technology Awards 2024

The World Catering Technology Awards are honouring innovators in the food and beverage industry. As we embark on our inaugural year, we are thrilled to celebrate the cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary concepts that are transforming the way we indulge in culinary delights.


Our awards acknowledge the pioneers behind the scenes, shaping the future of foodservice and catering. From advanced kitchen gadgets to state-of-the-art appliances, we recognise the efforts made in enhancing the overall dining experience.


Being shortlisted for the World Catering Technology Awards is a mark of excellence that will prevail long after the ceremony and can demonstrate the impact you are making in the food and beverage industry.


Winners will be announced at HRC event in March 2024. Join FoodBev at the Vision Stage as we announce the winners!

Best Innovation

  • AI Innovation

  • App/ Digital Platform

  • Dispense Innovation

  • Food Safety Innovation

  • Food Storage Innovation

  • POS/ Payment Innovation

  • Service Robotics

Best Technology

  • Autonomous Technology

  • Food Delivery Technology

  • Ingredient Technology

  • Packaging Technology

  • Self-service Technology

  • Taste Technology

  • Waste/Stock Technology

Best Business

  • Start-up/Small Business

  • Sustainability Initiative

  • Marketing Campaign

2024 Categories 

Category Descriptions

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  • Add as many entries as you wish, you can select your categories after payment.

  • If you wish to use a discount or deal code, add this to the payment page.

  • After purchase, you will receive an invoice email & redirected to enter your entry bio, images and logos (failure to provide these may lead to disqualification).

  • Please reach out to us for any questions or concerns

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£250/per entry

The World Catering Technology Awards celebrates the people and companies that have advanced technology in every aspect of the industry.

Entry deadline is the 23rd February 2024

    1. Complete the Enter Now form 

    2. Once completed, you will be redirected to our payment portal (if you wish to pay via invoice)

    3. After payment is complete you will have access to our online entry submission form

    Once you have completed the first entry details form, you will receive an email with information for the next steps, allowing you to pick up where you left off without resubmitting step 1. This email also includes the link to complete your entry submission.

    Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT). There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact for more information.

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  • The winners will be announced at HRC, in a special awards ceremony hosted by FoodBev Media.

    Entry details must be submitted no later than - 23rd February 2024

    Entry deadline - 23rd February 2024

    Awards ceremony - TBC

  • ​Each standard entry costs £250 (+VAT).  One entry is valid for one submission. One product can be entered into multiple categories. 

    1 product entered into 3 categories = 3 entries

    3 products entered into 1 category = 3 entries 

    2 products entered into 2 categories = 4 entries


    We offer special discounts and offers for multiple product entries as well as product flavours and editions, each charged as separate entries.


    There is also a reduced rate of 40% (+VAT) for small businesses. Please contact for more information.

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  • All entries are judged on the information you provide, no product samples are required for this award scheme. To ensure consistency and validity we ask that you provide:

    • a 400-word maximum description of your product/entry

    • a company logo

    • maximum of 3 high-resolution images

    • (Optional) Supporting Documents. This can be in the form of a video link or a link to studies and supporting documents, please provide links to documents in your 400-word description.

      TIP  Please communicate clearly how your product is genuinely innovative, introduces new concepts, offers added value, and has a market impact. 

  • All products entered must have been launched/created/rebranded within the last 3 years.

    Products that are not yet in the market can still be entered as long as they are in their prototype/packaging stage by the closing date of this scheme.

    Products can be entered into multiple categories. 

  • + By entering the awards...

    By entering the World Catering Technology Awards you receive: 

    • FREE 1-year digital subscription package to our industry-leading magazines, FoodBev and The Plant Base worth £98.

    • Sign-up to our industry-leading weekly FoodBev Media newsletters + our dedicated plant base monthly newsletter.

    • FREE entry to our post-show digital networking f&b webinar.

    As a finalist...

    • Your entry showcased in our presentation as a finalist during the HRC ceremony, presented in front of industry-leading experts, and influencers.

    • A digital certificate as a finalist.

    • Finalist’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your finalist status on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • An announcement of your business on social media to FoodBev’s 70,000+ followers.

    As a winner...

    • Winner’s category trophy & certificate 

    • Winner’s logo and media pack to assist in showcasing your win on your social media, website, email, packaging, and print materials.

    • FoodBev Awards bunting to showcase your winner status at events, office or store.

    • Photographed at HRC showcasing your win, and have images shared via our social media channels and website.

    • Your success will also be promoted as a dedicated top story on reaching our 150,000 unique monthly visitors.

    • A chance to be interviewed at HRC showcasing your win, video shared via our social media channels and website. 

    • Your winning entry published in our winner's article feature in our Refreshment magazine distributed to readers globally.​

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For more than 88 years Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) has stood at the forefront of hospitality innovation, welcoming thousands of visitors every year to test, taste and discover the latest products from the finest suppliers in the market.

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