Rising Star Award

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The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards and Lidl Ireland are on the search for the next Rising Star in Ireland's food and drink industry. This category recognises individuals aged under 25 who have a passion for quality food and drink and are using their entrepreneurial spirit to advance within the industry. Whether you're starting your own business or studying in college if you're going above and beyond your peers to achieve your culinary dreams then this award if meant for you.

Entry Requirements;

• Entrants must be living in Ireland and aged between 18 and 25
• Complete the form below and submit supporting documents 

So whether the young person in question is working as a chef or in the retail grocery sector, be it in a small convenience store or a large supermarket, or studying food technology, we want to recognise those bright sparks who show the passion and drive to succeed in this dynamic world.

Encourage and appreciate the younger members of your team by nominating them for this prestigious award. If you’re teaching a related course and a student really stands out for their ideas and enthusiasm, make sure you mark them out as the industry leaders of tomorrow by nominating them today.

This award will be presented as part of the main Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards Evening Ceremony on October 24. 


This award is FREE to enter. To enter fill out the form below. 


Showcase the individual's recent achievements or developments within the food and drinks industry.

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