Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers

What is the FEA Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers and how is the list decided?

The annual FEA Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers is designed to recognise those individuals who continue to campaign, inspire, innovate and educate the Foodservice sector. The top 100 list celebrates the individuals and teams that are making a positive impact across their social channels and inspiring and influencing those around them.  

Who to vote for?

It could be a great development chef, an inspirational cook, a sales team leader, a marketing manager, a CEO that's worked wonders, your head of PR, an industry journalist, or even yourself. If a handle is submitted it will be included in the aggregation process.

Nominations are quick and easy, and if you know of anyone that is worthy of a nomination all we need is their social media handle. The full list is revealed as part of the FEA Industry Conference at the Informal Dinner. This takes place the evening before the conference full day. 

You can nominate as many people as you see fit, however, list standings are not determined by the amount of votes an individual receives. The standing are determined in the aggregation process.

Make sure you are part of the process

To ensure that you, an influential individual, or team is included in the aggregation process all you have to do is complete the nomination form. This means that when the list is compiled the submitted profile handles are definitely part of the aggregation process.

The nomination form is open to anyone associated with the foodservice or hospitality industry, that's everybody, members and non-members alike. We are celebrating all the great work that takes place within the industry, the positive vibes, and the invaluable information that is shared.

We’ve made the nomination process as simple as possible, all you have to do is enter your name, the name of the person you are nominating and their applicable social media handles or pages be that Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. You can submit links for up to four social media accounts of your nominated individual.

How it works

The top 250 nominees will form a longlist. The longlist is then independently evaluated, based on our criteria of real world industry impact and digital media influence. Following the evaluation, the list is then scaled down to ranked list of the leading 100 industry industry influencers.

This means that it’s not about how many times a name appears on the list, it's about the influence that that individual has across their social media platforms. You can watch our video on how to grow your influence online for some top tips that may well bump up your ranking.



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Leverage your brand alongside the influencers

For those wanting to capitalise on the inaugural, highly prestigious awards there are a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities available which are allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunities available then please contact Look out for our content on the FEA’s social media channels for news about where the awards ceremony will take place and details and how you can attend – perhaps as one of the Foodservice Top 100 Industry Influencers, or as a guest?

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