Foodtrekking Awards

Celebrating and recognizing excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism products and experiences.

World-wide recognition

Winners of our FoodTrekking Awards enjoy the global spotlight and exposure to our network of nearly 200,000 food tourism professionals each year.

Excellence & innovation

The FoodTrekking Awards are a global benchmark of excellence and innovation in culinary tourism from the world's leading industry authority.

prominent visibility

Display trophy in your business & digital winner badge on your website. Enjoy mention in our social media, press releases, and in our industry newsletter.

How to enter

Businesses of all types and destinations of all sizes are welcome to enter our annual FoodTrekking Awards. Founded in 2016, our awards program was our industry’s first and is today our industry’s largest, program that recognizes excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism. Simply select the category that best represents your success and complete the application. And don’t be shy – it’s OK to apply on behalf of your own business! Good luck!

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the judging process

All entries are fairly judged by a confidential panel of international industry experts. Judges review each entry based on the criteria provided for that category. Their votes are compiled to create a short list of winner candidates. The judges then deliberate the final winners. First-place and runner-up winners are selected in each category. Normally, winners of FoodTrekking Awards are invited to collect their trophies in person at our annual FoodTreX Innovation Summit in London, due to the pandemic the Awards Ceremony will be held online.

Select a category

Select any category below to learn more about who can enter, the judging criteria and to meet the past winners.

Most Innovative Culinary Tourism 'Pivot' (Destinations)

Most Innovative Culinary Tourism 'Pivot' (Businesses)

Best Culinary Destination

Best Food or Beverage Tour Experience

Best Food Travel Storytelling

Best Culinary Lodging Experience

Best Creative Use of Space for a Food Lover Attraction

Most Innovative Use of Local Ingredients

Best Food Travel Marketing Campaign

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meet the winners

Since the program’s inception, 57 businesses and destinations in 27 countries have won a FoodTrekking Award, and showcased to the world their excellence and innovation in food and beverage tourism. You will find all of the past winners inside each individual category listed above or you can download the 2019 FoodTrekking Awards winner case studies for inspiration for your next application!

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What Winners Say

"We are truly elated at receiving this recognition at the international level, and buoyed to continue growing our Company as we develop other tours which tell the story of our peoples, culture and history through our food."
Janet Crick, Jamaica Culinary Tours
2018 Award Winner , Most Authentic Food or Beverage Tour Operator Experience
“Our hands-on cooking classes are specially designed to bring participants on an immersive cultural journey through our food history and heritage. This international accolade is a wonderful recognition. Thank you!”
Daniel Tan, Owner, Food Playground
2018 Award Winner, Best Use of Food/Beverage for Cross-Cultural Understanding
“Thank you for this opportunity to shine and put Las Vegas in the spotlight as this year's Best Food Tour!”
Donald Contursi, Owner, ​Lip Smacking Foodie Tours
2018 Award Winner Best Food/Beverage Land Tour