INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce the second batch of short-listed entries for the much-anticipated Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) + Hospitality Conference & Awards to be held on 26 June in Ontario, Southern California.

The FAB Awards and FAB Superstars Awards are the glittering culmination of the Airport FAB + Hospitality Conference & Awards (25-26 June), run by The Moodie Davitt Report and this year being hosted by Ontario International Airport.

Owned and managed by The Moodie Davitt Report, the world’s only global airport food & beverage and hospitality event will bring together influential industry figures from the burgeoning airport F&B and hospitality sectors.

The respective shortlists across the 17 award categories are being revealed on a phased basis, with the first short-listed entries announced earlier this month.

Today we reveal the finalists for:

  • Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • Airport Health-Centered Offer of the Year
  • Airport ‘Food to Go’ Offer of the Year
  • Airport New Food & Beverage Opening of the Year

As reported, this year’s FAB Awards received a record number of submissions, with almost 300 top-class entries from all over the world.

Click here for the finalists announced earlier in the following awards:

  • Airport Chef of the Year
  • Airport Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year
  • Airport Food & Beverage Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Airport Lounge Food & Beverage Offering of the Year 
  • Airport Food & Beverage Offer Best Representing Sense of Place

Nominations for both the FAB Awards and FAB Superstars Awards have been evaluated by an illustrious panel of judges comprising well-respected industry experts, pictured below.

(Lef to right) Industry veteran and consultant Nick Inkster; Sevly Inc President & CEO Sevda Fevzi; and Concession Planning International Managing Partner Susan Gray

(Left to right) ECE Marketplaces Project Director – Leasing Services Jonathan Doughty; 4QD Strategy Consulting LLC President Peter Gargiulo; and Hunter Palmer – Global Retail Solutions Co-Founder Nick Goddard-Palmer

(Left to right) ServiceQ CEO and Founder Jaquie Scammell; Ground Control CEO Kevin Zajax; and The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie

Moodie said: “The FAB class of 2024 is undoubtedly the best yet. The sheer number of entries, allied to the dedication that went into producing them and the imagination, investment and quality underpinning so many of the propositions has made judging a hugely challenging but enormously fulfilling experience.

“FAB 2024 has benefitted enormously from having such a diverse and experienced judging panel and my partner Dermot Davitt and I thank them for their diligence, integrity and professionalism.

“With often tiny evaluation margins between the record-breaking number of candidates (almost 50 in some categories), allied to the popular addition of regional awards in recent years, the finalists’ line-ups in certain key categories is deliberately extensive and geographically diverse.

“We congratulate all our finalists and look forward to revealing the big winners at a truly FAB-ulous evening on 26 June.”


Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiative of the Year

‘AREAS for Change’ & ‘AREAS for Change Challenge’ – Areas, Multiple Airports

A Carbon Labelling First in Travel Location – SSP Emirates, Zayed International Airport

Driving sustainable change at İzmir Primeclass Lounge – TAV Operation Services, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport

For The People, For The World, For The Oceans: The Morpho Travel Experience Sustainability Strategy – Morpho Travel Experience, Juan Santamaria International Airport

HowGood CO2 Measurement Pilot – Avolta, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Local & Responsible Sourcing – SSP Philippines, Mactan-Cebu International Airport

On the Road to Net Zero – Eurest, Heathrow Airport

TFS Airport Sustainability & Environmental Initiatives – Travel Food Services, Multiple Airports

Three Pillars of Sustainability – BTA, Multiple Airports

Too Good To Go – Avolta, Multiple Airports

Airport Health-Centered Offer of the Year

80 Acres Farms Program – Paradies Lagardère, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Guapa Juice – Avolta, Brussels National Airport

La Place – Areas, Multiple Airports

Natoo – Lagardère Travel Retail, Hamburg Airport

Plum Market Terminal A – Avolta, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Sambazon Açaí Bowls, Multiple Airports

Soul & Grain – SSP UK & Ireland, Newcastle, London City and Bristol Airports

Airport ‘Food to Go’ Offer of the Year

Bageterie Boulevard – Lagardère Travel Retail, Václav Havel Airport Prague

Bobby’s Burgers by Bobby Flay – The Grove, Inc., Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Bridgehead Coffee – SSP America, Ottawa International Airport

Food@Gate – Travel Food Services, Multiple Airports

Grabb’it – Lagardère Travel Retail, Dubai International Airport

Osmow’s – Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Toronto Pearson International Airport

Pret A Manger – Emirates Leisure Retail & MMI, Dubai International Airport

Sandwich Manufaktur – Allresto Flughafen München Hotel und Gaststätten, Munich Airport

SNAP – HMSHost by Avolta, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Tallboy Taco – SSP America, Chicago Midway International Airport

Tiffin Express – HMSHost by Avolta, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Airport New Food & Beverage Opening of the Year

Bob Marley’s One Love Restaurant – Margaritaville Caribbean Group, Sangster International Airport

Brewery X, Ontario International Airport

Bubbles Seafood & Winebar – Avolta, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Chopstix/Breakfast Box, London Luton Airport

Destination Bengaluru – Travel Food Services, Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen + Bar – SSP America, Newark Liberty International Airport

Hawaii Poké – Scandinavian Service Partner, Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Jack’s Bar & Grill – Emirates Leisure Retail & MMI, Dubai International Airport

Jackson Soul Food – SSP America, Miami International Airport

O’Regan’s Irish Bar and Restaurant – Dubai International Hotel, Dubai International Airport

Pizza Flor – Areas, Multiple Airports

Plum Market, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Sibarium – Areas, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport

Souq Al Matar – Qatar Duty Free, Hamad International Airport

The Daily DXB – Lagardère Travel Retail, Dubai International Airport

The Mezz – SSP UK & Ireland, Dublin Airport

The Spot – Areas, William P. Hobby Airport

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