INTERNATIONAL. The deadline for submissions for the FAB Superstars and FAB ESG Awards has been extended to 8 July.

As reported, the awards will be the culmination of the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference, which takes place as a virtual event on 12-13 September.

FAB Superstars are now in their second year after their successful introduction in 2021. The awards will once again shine the spotlight on the thousands of front-of-house and behind the scenes heroes and heroines who have helped keep the food & beverage community within our industry going throughout the challenges of the last year.

In addition, this year’s awards include an important new category, the FAB ESG Awards, which have been introduced to celebrate, recognise and reward those people and initiatives that have made a positive impact in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Hosted by The Moodie Davitt Report, an advisory committee of travel food & beverage specialists are judging the awards. These include industry consultants Nick Inkster, who spent 25 years in senior roles with SSP and Kevin Zajax, Director at Ground Control Global and formerly Chief Operating Officer for Dubai-based Emirates Leisure Retail. They are joined by a new judge, Ann Elliott, Owner of Ann Elliott Hospitality Consultancy, an experienced figure in the food and hospitality world.

The video on this page features an interview with the judging panel about their expectations for this year’s entries.

Click on the link to access our dedicated awards website and to make a nomination. There is a nominal administration fee of €30 per submission, payable through the online portal.

As reported, registration for the virtual FAB Conference is open and can be made via this link through organiser The Moodie Davitt Report.