The Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA) has announced that Perth-based property group, Hawaiian, will be the supporting partner of the 2019 Perth Royal Food Awards.
The annual competition – which is currently in the process of judging across 16 diverse categories– is known as one of WA’s toughest food and drink competitions, attracting entrants from producers across Western Australia and beyond.
The Perth Royal Food Awards can trace its history back as far as 1834, when the wine competition was first established. Since then the concept has grown to include the likes of bread and pastry; sausages; beer; dairy produce and pantry goods.
Paul Carter, president of RASWA, said: “What underpins these awards is quite simple. Firstly, it’s simply a love of good food and drink.
“Secondly, a desire to find and celebrate the very best produce and producers in WA and beyond.
“Third, a belief in the integrity of our judging process – that no matter whether you’re a multi-million dollar, Australia-wide producer, or a small independent which is just starting to find its feet in the marketplace – your produce will be judged on merit and the best will always rise to the top.
“We’re delighted that Hawaiian has demonstrated its support for the Perth Royal Food Awards. Like us, they are committed to celebrating the best in WA, including its diverse and thriving food and drink produce sector.”
Hawaiian’s General Manager, Marketing & Community, Kristi Ullrich, said the partnership was part of the organisation’s commitment to supporting local Western Australians.
“As a Western Australian company that owns and operates shopping centres, office buildings and a resort, we understand the impact that growers and producers have on our state”.
“Hawaiian is committed to supporting organisations that give back to our community, and by supporting the Perth Royal Food Awards and its focus on recognising local producers we hope to make an impact”.