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Northern Ireland

Food To Go Awards 2024

Join us in a celebration of excellence and achievement across the entire Food To Go industry

Celebrating the Best Food To Go Establishments Across Northern Ireland!

The inaugural Food To Go Awards, will be a spectacular evening dedicated to honouring the outstanding individuals and establishments within Northern Ireland’s thriving Food To Go scene. Be it Oriental, Kebab, Mexican, Coffee, or Fish & Chips, our aim is to acknowledge and reward the incredible achievements and contributions of these businesses to making Northern Ireland's food scene diverse, vibrant, and truly exceptional!

The Food To Go Awards, the official Awards of the NI Food To Go Association, offer a platform to acknowledge creativity, dedication, and exceptional service. The award categories are free to enter, and they will be open to any Food To Go business; from catering trucks, to coffee shops; from healthy food, to artisanal sandwich establishments operating within the food to go industry in Northern Ireland. 

Our panel of independent judges, chosen for their expertise in the food to go industry, will come together and judge the categories against predetermined criteria. The winners will be announced at a glamorous gala at the Crowne Plaza Belfast on 19th November 2024. 

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Event Partners

Meet the founders

Michael Henderson, the visionary founder of the Northern Ireland Food To Go Association, brings over 12 years of extensive experience in the food industry. A seasoned professional and well known in the industry, Michael, and the NI Food To Go Association are dedicated to representing and supporting Northern Ireland's food to go sector, including fast-food outlets, cafes, and coffee shops. Launching the Northern Ireland Food To Go  Association, Michael's entrepreneurial spirit has led to the establishment of a unique organisation committed to fostering unity and providing vital support within the food to go industry. 

His profound understanding of the challenges faced by food businesses is reflected in the association's comprehensive range of services, including expert advice, support, discount schemes, training, and recruitment assistance. Michael's leadership is a driving force behind the association's mission to uphold industry standards and advocate for the success of every food to go business across Northern Ireland. Through his vision and commitment, Michael and the Northern Ireland Food To Go Association are making a significant impact on the thriving and dynamic food-to-go sector in the region

Event Organisers

Weir Events is an award-winning multi service Event Consultancy, specialising in curating extraordinary and luxurious experiences that leave a lasting impression. Sarah Weir, Founder and Managing Director, is a proficient events professional with over 19 years’ experience of organising events, from exclusive occasions and corporate events to Gala Dinners and National Conferences and Awards, across the UK and Ireland.

Sarah launched Weir Events in September 2017 and since then has created four brand new annual events for Northern Ireland including the NI Health and Fitness Awards, in 2018; the NI Beauty Excellence Awards in 2019; co-founded the Digital Construction Live Conference & Awards in 2021; and Body Talk Live Conference and Exhibition in 2024. Sarah and her team are passionate about events and pride themselves on delivering highly credible and stand out events for Northern Ireland, working alongside partners and sponsors who also hold the same ethos. For more information, visit

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