More and more people are eating away from home each year, some due to convenience or recreation and others due to necessity. Fresh produce providores are an integral link in the supply chain, supplying fresh fruit and vegetables to fine dining restaurants, cafes, airlines, cruise lines, pubs, clubs, hospitals, hotels, aged care, caterer, government institutions and facilities.
The Sydney Markets, Fresh Awards Providore of the Year Award will recognise a fresh fruit and vegetable providore that demonstrates a high degree of competence across a wide criterion that includes product quality, business presentation and operations, product knowledge, customer service, communications, branding and marketing and has a passion for being the best in the business.
The recipient of the Providore of the Year Award* will operate a wholesale providoring business in NSW or ACT and buy fresh produce from Sydney Markets regularly. They will implement best practice for work health and safety, environmental sustainability, customer service and be held in high regard by both Sydney Markets wholesalers, growers and foodservice businesses.
* Definition - A providore is a business that primarily specialises in wholesaling fresh fruit and veg to foodservice. For the purpose of this competition a providore is not a greengrocer/retailer with a shop front that also wholesales to foodservice..
Entering and subsequently winning the Providore of the Year Awards makes a business shine and sets it apart from your competition. You may not go looking for awards but winning them can help your business.
Nominations can be made by chefs, food and beverage managers, business owners or managers who utilise a providores services. Providores staff can also nominate a providore for consideration as an entrant in the Award. If you are utilising a providore and want to give them a bit of recognition that this is your change to nominate them. Only one nomination from each food service business will be permitted.
Providores are also eligible to self-nominate.
All providores must be based in NSW or ACT and buy fresh, fruit, vegetables and herbs from Sydney Markets on a regular basis.
All nominated provedores nominated for the 2020 Providore of the Year Award will be assessed by four industry sectors (Sydney Markets Limited, a Food Safety & Compliance Consultants, Sydney Market Wholesalers & Growers and the Food Service Sector) across the following criteria
|Sydney Markets||Food Safety & Compliance Consultant||Sydney Market Wholesalers & Growers||Food Service Sector|
|Innovation in Business||Food Safety Accreditation and Management||Business Accountability||Produce Quality|
|Value Added Services||Meets WHS requirements||Communications Skills||Communications Skills|
|Business Accountability||Environmental Sustainability||Timeliness of Payments||Fairness in Pricing|
|Branding and Marketing Initiatives||Reputation||Customer Service|
|Social Media Communications||Innovation|
|Sydney Markets Credit Coop Membership||Product Knowledge|
|Timeliness of Deliveries|
|Weighting 30%||Weighting 30%||Weighting 20%||Weighting 20%|
Nominate a business. The nomination must come from chefs, catering managers, business owner or buyer that procures fresh produce for fine dining restaurants, cafes, airlines, pubs, hospitals and clubs, hotels, cruise ships or catering companies and institutions. Providores can also self-nominate.
All nominated providores will be required to accept the nomination and agree to participate in the judging process to be eligible. This will include a site visit, inspection and interview.
Sydney Market Limited (SML) will critique all nominated providores based on a specific multi-level judging criterion. The six highest scoring providores will be named as semi-finalists.
Each of the providores nominated foodservice clients will be contacted, notified that the providore is a semi-finalist in the 2020 Fresh Awards Providore of the Year Award and asked to complete a short survey.
Markets wholesalers and growers will be contacted and encouraged to participate in the providores evaluation by completing an online assessment.
All information will be gathered (handed with confidentially) and scores for the four sectors tallied to determine the four-top scoring providores. The top four scoring providores will be named as 2020 Providore of the finalists. The Providore of the Year Award winner will be announced on 22 July at the Fresh Awards presentation evening.
The winner of the Providore Award will receive -
Total prize value = $6,400
|Nominations Open||17 Feb 20|
|Nominations Close||18 Mar 20|
|Semi-Finalists Announced||09 April 20|
|Foodservice Surveys Closed||25 April 20|
|Tickets for the Fresh Award on Sale||15 May 20|
|Grower and Wholesalers Survey Distributed||05 May 20|
|Grower and Wholesalers Survey Closed.||11 May 20|
|Finalists Announced on Website||14 Jun 20|
|2020 Fresh Awards Event||22 July 20|
For more information contact Sue Dodd, Fresh Awards Manager / firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0438 725 453.