Conceptualised by the World Foods Association and to be globally broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television Asia, which is co-organising the inaugural ceremony, WFA promises to be a star-studded event with a host of A-list celebrities, sports stars and acclaimed chefs, with performances from leading artists and plenty of surprises on the night.
The judging panel comprises of some of the most respected names in the business, including celebrity chefs, Ainsley Harriott and Anjum Anand, David Moore of the BBC’s, The Restaurant and Tony Matharu, Managing Director of Grange Hotels.
World Food Awards 2009 categories are:
• Best New Product
• Best Packaging
• Best Marketing Campaign
• Best Wholesaler
• Best Catering Supplier
• Restaurant of the Year
• Best Independent Retailer
• Best National Retailer
• Top National Account Manager
• Lifetime Achievement Award
Rajan Singh, Executive Vice President International Business, Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Asia said: “We are thrilled to be working with the World Food Association to be a part of the first annual World Food Awards.
“The UK is one of the world’s most multi-cultural countries and the food industry has made enormous strides to reflect this. From ethnic foods being stocked in supermarkets to renowned chefs experimenting with different ingredients giving dishes an international twist – it’s a very exciting time to be in the food sector and we are eager to support and encourage this through the World Food Awards.”
The World Food Awards 2009 is presented in association with Sony Entertainment Television Asia and Surya Foods, and is sponsored by: ASDA, Tesco, HSBC, Rubicon, Shana Foods, Shazan Food, Cofresh, Fantasia Advertising and Supermalt. It will be broadcast by Sony Entertainment Television Asia in over 100 countries to an audience of millions.
The World Foods Association represents the interests of UK companies operating in the ethnic foodservice markets, covering Asian, Oriental, Afro-Caribbean, East-European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean products.