2018 BC Food Processors Awards!

Awards Nominations are now closed.

Thank you to all the nominators and best of luck to all the nominees!

If you have not yet registered to attend the Awards Gala and Dinner, it’s an event not to be missed!  Tickets are selling quickly and space is limited, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a great night, where the industry comes together to celebrate and connect. Purchase your TICKETS today! 


The 2018 Awards Finalists!


Innovation Award, sponsored by Reliance Insurance

Icicle Technologies Inc.

Blue Heron Creamery

Vitalus Nutrition Inc.


Leadership Award, sponsored by SYSPRO Canada

Mike Nunn, VP Operations                    Ideon Packaging

Yvonne Anderson, President,                Santevia Water Systems

Phil Vanderpol, President and CEO  ,   Vitalus Nutrition Inc.


Member of the Year Award, sponsored by BC Food Processors Association


Ideon Packaging

Fresh Direct Produce


Rising Star Award, sponsored by KPMG

Thompson Tran, Owner                    Wooden Boat Company

Roch Fortin, Owner                           Maple Roch

Jasmine Byrne, Vice President          Big Mountain Foods


Sustainability Award, sponsored by Vancity

Farafena Foods

Earnest Ice Cream

Coast Protein


Workplace Safety Award, spnsored by Manufacturing Safety Alliance  

Aryzta Limited

Nestle Canada Inc.


Export Award, sponsored by Export Development Canada (EDC)

Ethical Bean Coffee

Organika Health Products Inc

Sun-Rype Products Ltd.

Also during the Gala, we will be excited to announce this year’s inductee into our Hall of Fame, having made exemplary contributions to BC’s food industry over more than 25 years.

Our hallmark award is the Product of the Year.  This year we had 26 nominees representing an amazing assortment of unique BC products pitch to our panel of judges in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style format.  The Finalists for Product of the Year (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be announced at our annual BCFPA Awards Gala & Dinner on June 21st.

Product of the Year, sponsored by MNP LLP


Amai Vegan Treats

Barrelhouse Brine

Blue Heron Creamery

Bumble Bloom

Canterbury Coffee

Ernest Ice Cream

Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter

Frozen Coconut

Hippie Snacks

Holy Napoli Pizza Inc.

Jiva Organics



Liquids+Solids Culinary Innovations Inc


Pranin Organic

Protein by Bent

She Devil Delights


The Granola Girl

The Very Good Butchers

Top Tier Foods

True Nosh


Wild Coast Fruit Company

Wise Bites


Member of the Year Award


  • Awarded to a company
  • Must be a BCFPA Member
  • Must be engaged in BCFPA activities (Peer Groups, Committees, Board, Event Volunteers, Event attendees etc…)
  • Must contribute to the industry somehow through products and/or services

Hall of Fame Award

Induction into the “BCFPA Hall of Fame”


  • Processor Member
  • Awarded to a company 
  • 20+ years in business in BC
  • Have made significant contributions to the food, beverage, and natural health industry though any of the following:
  • Design, invention of equipment, product, process, or technical services.
  • A strong reputation in the industry that demonstrates leadership
  • Commitment to growth
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Innovative


Leadership Award


  • Awarded to a person within a company
  • 10+ years of work experience in the industry
  • Leads and inspires others to take on new initiatives to learn and grow
  • Committed to developing and mentoring future leaders
  • Committed to the growth and development of their organizations
  • Positive contribution to the community and environment
  • Sets a high standard of integrity through leading by example and presents themselves in a responsible and respectable manner


Rising Star Award


  • Awarded to a person
  • Must be a BCFPA Member
  • Less than 10 years in the industry
  • Demonstrates a desire to constantly learn and grow
  • Innovator and role model
  • Contribution to industry, community, and environment


Sustainability Award


  • Awarded to a company
  • Must be a BCFPA Member
  • Leader in sustainability processes and practices
  • Positive contribution to the environment
  • Inspirational
  • Role Model


Innovation Award


  • Awarded to a company
  • Demonstrates innovation in any aspect of the company
  • (eg. Processes, technology, ingredients, human resources, culture, engagement, sales and marketing, product development, health and safety, research and development)
  • Is seen as a leader and benchmark to industry
  • Has developed and implemented innovative practices and/or products within their company


Workplace SafetyAward


  • Awarded to a company
  • Recognizes innovative programs, policies, tools or projects that assist in reducing workplace injuries
  • Registered in good standing with WorkSafeBC
  • Compliant with the British Columbia Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Workers Compensation Act and the Standards and Building Code
  • Is seen as a leader and benchmark to industry
  • Has developed and implemented innovative workplace safety practices within their company


Product of the Year Award


  • Awarded to a company’s product
  • BC made product
  • Must be a food, beverage, or natural health product
  • Taste (if applicable)
  • Appeal of product packaging
  • Innovative and unique product
  • Positive environmental/sustainable impact
  • Product of the Year Judging Event - March 13, 2018