The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is calling on the year’s top food and beverage innovators to submit applications for the 2023 Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards. The Awards honor products that revolutionize food and beverage with their creative flavors, ingredients and tastes. FABI Awardees will be prominently featured at the 2023 National Restaurant Association Show, which runs May 20-23, 2023, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

“Our FABI Awards program is the year’s most anticipated and a must-see feature at the National Restaurant Association Show and we are eager to see the latest flavor creations and unique products that are impacting and advancing the foodservice industry,” says Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions. “This year’s FABI Awardees will receive more exposure than ever before, with enhanced efforts to drive additional traffic to their booths and increased publicity for their winning product.” 

FABI Awardees receive industry-wide exposure before, during and after the Show, and awarded products will be acknowledged throughout the Show floor with prominent signage and priority placement in on-site media opportunities with broadcast media.  

“We've won not one, not two, but three FABI awards, and we were THRILLED to have this experience,” says Carol Devine, vice president of Taste It Presents. “FABI awards give such recognition to these products and our company. We just could not be happier that we won such a respected award within this industry. The FABI Awards are a wonderful platform and venue to let people know about what's new, what's hot, what's exciting that they should really be taking advantage of.”

Each FABI Award submission will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges from across the foodservice industry who represent some of the most well-known brands and organizations. Recipients are selected for their exciting new tastes, uniqueness in the market, appeal to the operator community, creative approach to operator challenges or introduction of new opportunities and profit potential. New this year, FABI Judges encourage all applicants to bring a personal touch to the application by submitting a 30-second video describing the “wow factor” of their product.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 11, 2023. To qualify, all FABI submissions must have been introduced within 24 months prior to the 2023 Show.  Application information for the 2023 FABI Awards is available online.