Casual Dining 2017 saw the return of the prestigious Innovation Challenge Awards, showcasing the most innovative products in the casual dining sector.

The top products with the most buyer votes at the end of day one were invited to pitch their products to a panel of industry judges, who then presented the 2017 Innovation Challenge Awards.
The following companies received Innovation Challenge Awards at Casual Dining 2017:



  • Ascentia FSE: F1 High Speed Oven
  • Double Dutch Drinks: Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil
  • Karma Cola Co: Karma Cola


  • Europastry: Crystal Beer Sourdough Burger Bun
  • Morgenrot: Ceriux Rubia
  • Surgital: Amichetti Laboratorio Kids


  • 3S POS – Hospitality EPOS: 3S POS Online Food Ordering System
  • Bar Foods: Moroccan Lamb One-Pot
  • Beacon Foods: Juice-it
  • Island Oasis: Island Oasis Frozen Beverage Solution
  • Joe Delucci’s Gelato: Joe Delucci’s Mulberry Gelato
  • Kafoodle: Kafoodle’s Labelling
  • McCain Foodservice: McCain Signatures Staycrisp Fries
  • New York Bakery: Croll