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 80,000 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:

July 7, 2022

September 28, 2022

October, 2022

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 80,000 foodservice professionals who will see your product showcased for its contribution to the industry. 
  • You will be able to market your product or solution as an official Innovation Awards for Foodservice winner, domestically or internationally, with the fully licensed award winner's logo.

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