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