On Thursday 8 September, the winners and finalists in the World Plant-Based Awards were announced during a special ceremony in association with Plant Based World Expo North America. The judging panel considered over 140 entries from 20 countries across 17 categories.
FoodBev Media marketing manager, Dan Bunt, said: “The competition this year was exceptionally close. I hope all finalists and entrants are proud of their accomplishments; I look forward to all the companies’ successes in the future. The third annual World Plant-Based Awards were a great success and credit must be given to the incredible team behind the scenes at Plant Based World Expo North America.”
Big Idea venture’s Cohort 5 company, Mushroom Meat Co. won the Best Meat Alternative award for their pulled pork prototype.
It was an honor to be in the same category as new and established brands such as Beyond Meat, Fable, NotCo, Plantcraft, MyForest Foods , and EatPlanted. It was also a great opportunity for us to get the word out to food service operators on our coming products, discuss pilot opportunities, share samples and collect valuable feedback at Plant Based World Expo North America – said Kesha Stickland, Co-founder at Mushroom Meat Co.
Read about the other finalists and winners HERE