The Innovation Awards for Foodservice  will serve to elevate and honor the products and solutions that help foodservice operators and professionals work smarter, safer, and more sustainably.

Now more than ever, SmartBrief and The National Restaurant Association believe it is important to recognize the great achievements and innovations within the foodservice industry. From sustainability solutions to delivery management systems and everything in between, the industry has shown adaptability and resilience in the face of the most challenging times it has seen. 
As a nominee and award winner, you’ll increase your visibility in the marketplace through exposure within Restaurant SmartBrief, reaching over 72,000 restaurant professionals, and with a panel of judges including SmartBrief editors and executives from well-known organizations and brands that represent the foodservice industry.

Key Dates

Nominations Open:

Nomination Deadline:

Winners Announced:

January  2021

Deadline Extended! March 11 2021

March 2021


Why you should enter


  • Nominating a product is easy. No shipping of products or setting up guest user accounts. Just complete a simple form that includes your product's name, image and a brief description
  • Winning an award signifies that your product has, or will have, an incredible impact on the restaurant and foodservice industry. Our expert panel of judges are looking for the best of the best.  
  • Winners will be featured in Restaurant SmartBrief reaching 72,000 foodservice  professionals who will see your product showcased for its contribution to the industry. 

Winning an award is a fantastic accomplishment for any organization, and the benefits go far beyond just a trophy!