Nominate your Food XX Awards Favourite Womxn in Food

Have you nominated your favourite womxn in food? You have until the 31st of December to nominate your favourite womxn in food for the Food XX Awards in partnership with Eat Out. Here’s how!

Simply send an e-mail with the name and a motivation for the nomination to

These are the categories:

  • Woolworths Giving Back Award — Change-makers who are enriching the community through food and drink. We are honouring individuals and large and small-scale social enterprise initiatives.

  • Front of House Award — Sommeliers, managers, waiters, maître d’s and everything in between.

  • In the Kitchen Award — Celebrating all womxn working in kitchens (big and small) around the country.

  • Alcohol — All the shakers and stirrers, winemakers, brewers and spirit creators raising our glasses.

  • Burger King Fresh Voices in Food Award — Celebrating the bloggers, Instagrammers and journalists we turn to when we’re hungry for food stories.

  • Woolworths Farming Award — From food growing to animal husbandry and urban gardening, this one is for the soil sisters.

  • Krone Entrepreneurs Award — From agri-preneurs to restaurateurs, this award pays tribute to the passionate and innovative pioneers who are redefining food in the way we grow it, make it, sell it and eat it.

  • Food Stylists Award ­­­— This is for the visionaries shaping how we look at food.

  • Food Heritage Award — For the guardians preserving and growing the provenance of our rich food culture.

  • Food Educator Award — For the teachers and mentors dedicated to sharing knowledge and encouraging future innovators.

  • Spier Sustainability Award — This award celebrates the modern-day Demeter committed to helping us rethink and protect every part of the food chain from animal welfare to fair labour practices and environmental preservation.

  • Woolworths Future Food Award — for the solution-driven visionaries challenging our approach to food in a quest to create a sustainable food future.

  • Food Icon Award — Food is sustenance, food is health, food is culture. This award honours the custodians of all that is food.

  • Bakers Award — For all the real bread bakers, pastry chefs and pioneering cake-makers.

  • Grass Roots Award — From chefs to farmers, bee-keepers to food technologists in training — this award is for the up-and-coming 'young-guns'.

  • Secret Ingredient Award — To the unsung pioneers and formidable forces/talents behind some of South Africa’s much-loved food and drink brands.

Watch our instagram for news on judges and for the announcements of the finalists.

Join the Womxn in Food Movement by joining us at the first FOOD XX Symposium and Awards in partnership with Eat Out.

FOOD XX Symposium and Awards: Womxn in Food
Date: 12 February 2019
Time: 8:30 – 19:30
Venue: Jetty 2, V&A Waterfront