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F&B@Sea Awards

Celebrating the crème de la crème

Why enter

Drink in the applause

Free to enter, the F&B@Sea Awards celebrate leadership and innovation within the global F&B cruise industry

Receive the recognition of the cruise sector
Network with fellow innovators
Attract the attention of the global press

Who can enter?

Any individual, team or organisation within the cruise industry with a product or initiative undertaken between 1 March 2023 and 29 February 2024.

“We believe in celebrating excellence, innovation, and the passion that drives the food and beverage industry. The F&B@Sea awards are a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection within the industry, and we're proud to support and acknowledge these exceptional talents."

Campari, 2024 F&B@Sea awards sponsor

Submissions open • 4 Dec, 2023 - 1 Mar, 2024

The awards are now closed for entries.

Voting • 2 Mar, 2024 - 15 Mar, 2024

Our judges vote on elligible submissions. Shortlist of finalists is announced!

Awards ceremony • 11 April, 2024 at 4:15 PM

Join us at the F&B@Sea Main Stage to congratulate the winners of the inaugural awards ceremony!

Cruise line awards
Best Beverage Programme

The award recognises the cruise line that's set the standard for excellence with a diverse, exceptional selection of beverages to enhance the onboard experience, celebrating their commitment to delivering outstanding drink options, impeccable service, and an exceptional journey for all guests.

Best Restaurant

The award honours the dining establishment that sets the highest standard for culinary excellence and ambiance at sea. This honour celebrates the restaurant's exceptional cuisine, attentive service, and captivating atmosphere, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience for cruise ship passengers.

Most Sustainable F&B Programme

This awards honours cruise lines that excel in providing passengers with an eco-friendly and responsible culinary experience at sea, celebrating programmes that prioritise sustainability in sourcing, preparation and service, making a positive impact on the environment.

F&B Maverick of the Year

The award recognises exceptional creativity, innovation, and leadership in revolutionising the food and beverage offerings aboard cruise ships, pushing the boundaries of cruise dining, delivering unique and memorable gastronomic experiences that set new standards for excellence in the industry.

Supplier awards
Most Sustainable Product

This award recognises an innovative product/service that contributes significantly to the cruise industry's sustainability efforts, celebrating those that minimise environmental impact while enhancing the cruise experience, showcasing a commitment to a greener future for cruise travel.

Wellness Pioneer

Brought to you by: Plant Based Foods Association

This award celebrates a company that goes beyond conventional offerings to provide innovative products/services that enhance the well-being of cruise passengers to prioritise health-conscious practices, deliver exceptional value, and contribute positively to the overall wellness experience.

Trailblazing Product of the Year

Celebrating a trailblazing product/service in cruise, this accolade recognises a supplier's commitment to innovation, uniqueness, and excellence, redefining standards and setting new benchmarks to enhance the overall cruise experience and exemplify forward-thinking in product development.

Onsite Award
Onsite Award
Best Vendor Stall Setup
Voted onsite by scanning a QR code at your favorite stall, this award highlights the outstanding presentation, engagement, and overall immersive excellence of a vendor's setup at F&B@Sea.
The judges
Our judging panel is comprised of independent global, experts, each chosen for their knowledge, objectivity and credibility.
Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC
Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC
American Culinary Federation

Board of Directors member and immediate past National President

Margie Jones
Margie Jones
Collins College of Hospitality Management

Interim Dean, "The Wine Professor"

Rudi Scholdis
Rudi Scholdis
Kenoz Caviar Development Center, Casa de Amalia & Amandine Bistró

Culinary Director, Maitre Cuisinier

Bret Thorn
Bret Thorn
Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality

Senior Food & Beverage Editor

Rick Welch
Rick Welch
RMW Global Consulting


Katherine Wojcik
Katherine Wojcik
IHG Hotels & Resorts, Luxury & Lifestyle

Director of Beverage Programs + Partnerships, Certified Sommelier

David Yeskel
David Yeskel
Several trade and consumer publications

Travel Journalist, “The Cruise Guru”

Moderator - Ken Taylor
Moderator - Ken Taylor
Senior Vice President


Awards FAQs
Who can enter?

Any individual, team or organisation within the restaurant, hotel and cruise industry are eligible to enter.

Is there a cost to enter?

There is no cost to enter.

When are award submissions due?

Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024. 

When will nominations need to be live in the field so results can be measured?

Eligibility window for awards is March 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024

When are the awards?

The awards ceremony will be held April 11, 2024 at Mana Wynwood