About the South Australian Food Industry Awards


  • The South Australian Food Industry Awards Program recognises and celebrates our dynamic individuals and businesses making their mark in the food industry by demonstrating their outstanding vision, leadership and innovation.


  • The South Australian Food Industry Awards are judged by an independent panel of judges through a comprehensive process including written applications, site visits, and interviews.


  • The Awards are hosted by Food South Australia, with the support of the Government of South Australia, principal sponsors San Remo, and major sponsors in 2017 were: Bickford’s Group, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Foodland, Food Processing Equipment, Macro Meats, Moore Stephens South Australia, Peats Soil and Garden Supplies, Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Statewide Super, Thomas Foods International, The University of Adelaide and Visy.


  • 2018 is the 20th year of the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program. each year the Awards attracted a record number of entries and a record number of attendees at the Gala Dinner.
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Award categories
    Open Awards (up to 15 FTE staff OR over 15 FTEs)

  • Business Excellence Award, sponsored by Show Society Foundation
  • Export Award, sponsored by Visy
  • Innovation in Business Award, sponsored by Food Processing Equipment
  • Innovation in Food Award, sponsored by the South Australian Research & Development Institute
  • New Product Award, sponsored by Foodland SA
  • Primary Producer Award, sponsored by Thomas Foods International
  • Service Provider Award, sponsored by Moore Stephens South Australia
  • Sustainability Award, sponsored by Peats Soil and Garden Supplies

  • Individual Awards

  • Leader Award, sponsored by Bickford’s Group
  • Next Generation Award, sponsored by Macro Group Australia

  • Industry Awards

  • Hall of Fame Award, sponsored by San Remo
  • Duncan MacGillivray Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
  • Education Award, sponsored by The University of Adelaide
  • Regional Award, sponsored by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia

  • The Consumer Award, sponsored by Statewide Super