2018 FoodTrekking Awards

Applications open October 1 and close November 19.

Global Recognition of Food Tourism Excellence


The FoodTrekking Awards were founded by our Association in 2016 to recognize excellence in food and beverage experiences for travelers. Since then, dozens of businesses, destinations and organizations have been recognized for the fantastic experiences they offer.

Categories include best food tour operator (land); best food tour operator (water); best food destination; best wine experience; best foodservice experience; best beer experience; best food travel media professional; best cooking class/school and many, many more. A total of 14 categories are represented in the Awards. New for 2018 is a "food tourism technology" category.

Winners receive a beautiful plaque that can be displayed onsite (see picture) to your customers or visitors, recognition on the FoodTrekking Awards website, in the Association's News page and social media channels.



Features of the FoodTrekking Awards include:

  • Fourteen representative categories to choose from (or apply in multiple categories)
  • Impartial panel of industry experts as judges
  • Low entry fee (until sponsors underwrite the Awards, we must charge a small application fee to cover the program's costs)
  • Worldwide recognition


Award winners receive:

  • An attractive color acrylic plaque to display to show your achievement to your customers, visitors and stakeholders
  • Acknowledgment on the News page of the World Food Travel Association (indexed by Google and other news services)
  • @mentions of your business name and winning category in the Association's various social media channels