About Us

Conducted by Melbourne Royal®, the Australian Food Awards (AFA) inspire and celebrate excellence in food production. The Awards have a long and rich history beginning with the foundation of the Society in the 1870s when ’Dairy Produce’ were among the ‘Exhibits of Show’ in 1874 and included sections for Cheese, Salt Butter, Bacon and Hams, and Fresh Butter. The AFA has evolved considerably since that time and now includes categories for Bread and Baked Goods, Chocolate and Confectionery, Dairy, Meat and Smallgoods, and Sweet and Savoury Preserves. One of the largest programs of its kind, the Australian Food Awards provides producers from around the country with an essential benchmarking opportunity. The Awards are open to commercial food producers of all sizes, from boutique small volume to large-scale commercial production.