Celebrating the perfect in journey eating: FAB 2020 Awards classes introduced – The Moodie Davitt Report

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TURKEY/INTERNATIONAL. The classes for the FAB 2020 Awards, which rejoice the perfect in journey eating worldwide, have been introduced. Award nominations, now open, shut on Friday 5 April.

As reported, this yr’s Airport Meals & Beverage (FAB) Convention & Awards will probably be hosted by Istanbul Airport on 23-24 June 2020. The occasion will probably be supported strongly by Tum & Ictur, the concessionaire managing 34,000sq m of meals & beverage house at Istanbul Airport, and be organised by The Moodie Davitt Report.

The official FAB 2020 web site – Airportfab.occasions – is now stay, marking the opening of nominations. Resort bookings (as soon as the official resort is confirmed quickly) and the convention registration course of are additionally detailed on the web site.

The complete checklist of award classes seems beneath.

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie mentioned: “This yr’s awards have been divided into 4 key areas – outlet-led, campaign-led, innovation-led and people-led – all judged each internationally and regionally. The judges will probably be majoring on innovation; efficiency, high quality of provide, surroundings and repair; environmental duty; and provides that we expect genuinely elevate the usual of airport meals & beverage.”

The judging panel, to be named shortly, will draw from a spread of experience together with airport, culinary, drinks, wellbeing, design and traits. Visitor judges with particular information and expertise will assist assess sure awards, becoming a member of a central judging panel.

There are a number of new awards classes for 2020, together with F&B Workforce of the 12 months and The FAB Corridor of Fame Award, which builds on earlier classes which have recognised the excellent contributions of people. One other new class is Airport Pub of the 12 months – as distinct from Airport Bar of the 12 months – which recognises a key trade section.

A key focus within the awards classes this yr is to recognise F&B provides in airports of all sizes, with many classes now break up by passenger site visitors degree. As at all times, regional winners may also be revealed throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Center East & Africa (full particulars to observe quickly).

Better of airport F&B: The 2019 awards winners finally yr’s occasion in Dallas

Listed here are the awards classes in full:

The Environmental Initiative Award

This award recognises the rising significance and consciousness of the necessity to run sustainable operations, and will probably be gained by probably the most excellent initiative that advantages the surroundings. Final yr, SSP Sweden was named winner for its all-round dedication to sustainability and initiatives to deal with vitality and meals waste.

The FAB Instagrammable Expertise Award

Instagram is the perfect platform to showcase a restaurant or bar’s good meals, appears to be like or design options, and this award celebrates the idea that the majority makes travellers get out their telephones and share a ‘wow’ second. OTG’s beautiful Yume Asian Kitchen & Market at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport was the winner in 2019.

The FAB Corridor of Fame Award

The FAB Awards has honoured people who’ve made an impressive contribution to the trade since its inception, with retired SSP government and trade veteran Nick Inkster profitable a particular award in Dallas [The Outstanding Career Contribution to Airport Food and Beverage Award]. A Corridor of Fame has now been created – with an trade legend to be inducted this yr.

Click on right here to learn a particular version of the FAB eZine devoted to the FAB convention and awards held in Dallas in June 2019

Airport Well being-Centred Meals & Beverage Provide of the 12 months

Wholesome consuming and wellbeing are now not simply traits – they’re mainstays of any good F&B provide and of significant significance to a rising variety of travellers. Mission Yogurt’s Root Down at Denver Worldwide Airport was named winner in 2019, with the idea praised for placing as a lot concentrate on sustainability and wholesome, vegan meals because it does on buyer expertise.

Airport Juice Bar of the 12 months

Persevering with the wholesome consuming theme, this class recognises an more and more important F&B idea sort – one which doesn’t essentially require an excessive amount of house however can have a serious influence. Lagardère Journey Retail’s Natoo idea at Venice Marco Polo Airport was recognised in 2019 for the way in which it innovatively fuels passengers’ well being and happiness.

Airport Espresso or Tea Store of the 12 months

All the time a aggressive class, with many excellent ideas world wide, Areas’ Urth Caffé at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport took the general prize in Dallas.

[Click on the icon to view the highlights of FAB 20219 in Dallas and Fort Worth]

Airport ‘Meals to Go’ of the 12 months

One other important ingredient of an airport’s F&B provide, meals to go ideas provide a possibility for innovation, expertise and excellent design – however with velocity of service additionally important. HWH Investments’ acclaimed Flour +Stone at DXB exemplifies this equation and was a worthy winner on this class final yr.

Airport Bar of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

A memorable bar ought to have top-class ambiance and hospitality, and naturally, an outstanding array of drinks. Mikkeller at Copenhagen Airport was named greatest bar general in 2019 in addition to within the Over 15 million Passengers class. TRG Concessions’ Brewdog at Edinburgh Worldwide Airport was recognised within the Underneath 15 million Passengers class.

Airport Pub of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

A brand new class for 2020, this award will honour the airport F&B trade’s greatest pub. The award has been created in acknowledgement of the distinction in expertise between a pub and other forms of bar – with each varieties worthy of recognition.

The FAB Innovation Award

This award celebrates the idea which has introduced probably the most new concepts and improvements to the journey meals & beverage trade. Auckland Airport’s formidable Glamp Grounds Bar & Kitchens was the winner in Dallas, with the airport recognised for its imaginative and prescient and supply of a fascinating and memorable F&B expertise.

FAB 2020 will probably be a showcase for Turkish tradition and delicacies, with visitors having the chance to pattern the various delights of Istanbul

Airport Informal Eating Restaurant of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

That is one other massively fashionable and aggressive class, and there are certain to be some glorious, modern and different nominations this yr. Lagardère Journey Retail’s Teppan at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, created in collaboration with two Michelin-starred movie star chef Thierry Marx, gained final yr. The class will probably be one other break up into over and beneath 15 million passengers awards for 2020.

Airport Meals Corridor of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

Meals halls provide a vibrant hub of exercise and eating excellence, and we have now seen numerous implausible openings internationally lately. The 2019 winner, Lagardère Journey Retail’s The Day by day DXB, is among the many best.

New Meals & Beverage Idea of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

This award recognises probably the most distinctive new opening during the last yr, and has additionally been break up into two for 2020, recognising ideas in airports with each over and beneath 15 million passengers. Retail Companies’ Haytu seafood bar at Jorge Chávez Worldwide Airport gained the award in Dallas.

F&B Advertising & Promotions (Conventional and Digital) Campaigns of the 12 months (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

There have been loads of spectacular high-profile campaigns nominated in 2019, and judges famous how conventional advertising was more and more being blended with social media. That development is certain to proceed for the FAB 2020 Awards. Changi Airport’s Uncover the Enjoyable Aspect of Changi with Sesame Road was a worthy winner final yr.

The spectacular new Istanbul Airport homes an eclectic eating provide run by companions Tum & Ictur and BTA

Airport Meals & Beverage Provide Finest Reflecting Sense of Place (over and beneath 15 million passengers)

Regardless of various definitions, Sense of Place is undoubtedly a vital idea in right now’s airport world. That was mirrored by the sheer variety of entries for FAB 2019, with HWH Investments’ S34 at DXB popping out on high. a feast of the senses. The idea transports visitors to Dubai’s Bastakiya district and is a triumphant expression of what airport F&B can dare to be.

The FAB Judges’ Distinction Awards

As in previous years, the FAB judges will honour worthy ideas, corporations, initiatives or people in particular awards which will probably be revealed on the night time of the gala ceremony and dinner in Istanbul.

F&B Workforce Member of the 12 months

The unsung heroes of our trade are recognised on this class – these people who make their employers proud and their colleagues and customers completely happy. Tastes on the fly’s Antonio Alicea was the 2019 winner.

F&B Workforce of the 12 months

Making an allowance for the contributions of each back and front of home, this new award will rejoice the perfect F&B group from world wide in what is about to be a hotly-contested class.

Excellent Airport Restaurant Design of the 12 months (beneath 15 million and over 15 million)

This award was launched in 2018 and recognises the vital function that design performs in creating atmosphere and buyer expertise. It has been break up this yr to recognise dazzling designs in each giant and smaller airports.

Airport Meals & Beverage Provide of the 12 months (beneath 5 million, 5-15 and 15+ plus)

Essentially the most sought-after prize within the F&B trade was captured by Auckland Airport in 2019. Judges praised its mixture of top-quality meals, delivered in spectacular fashion, and its new ideas infused with a wholesome dose of innovation. The award has been break up into three for 2020, by variety of passengers, whereas an general winner may also be named.


FAB, conceived, owned and organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, is the one occasion devoted to the burgeoning airport meals & beverage enterprise. Since its launch in 2011, FAB has flourished and grow to be the important thing international gathering for a continually evolving sector, serving as a litmus check of its challenges, alternatives and high quality aspirations.

FAB 2020 will probably be hosted by Istanbul Airport with robust help from Tum & Ictur, the concessionaire managing 34,000sq m of meals & beverage house on the Istanbul gateway, on 23-24 June 2020. The occasion will probably be a showcase for the magnificent new hub, which opened in April 2019. It should deliver collectively senior executives from airports and meals & beverage concessionaires worldwide in addition to different trade companions, together with design companies, analysis corporations and know-how suppliers.

The convention programme will showcase the newest F&B developments, improvements and traits at main airports, that includes shows by a number of the world’s main airport industrial administrators, concessionaires, cooks, key trade opinion leaders and analysts.

For talking alternatives, please attain out to Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com. For industrial and sponsorship alternatives please contact FAB Writer Sarah Genest at Sarah@MoodieDavittReport.com.




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