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Good Work Deserves Recognition

More than 80 awards delivered

The INC Awards are the premier international showcase of excellence for the nuts and dried fruits industry.

Golden Nut Award

Golden Nut Award

Honouring excellence in the nuts and dried fruit industry, the Golden Nut Award is the maximum international recognition to the excellence in the sector.

Excellence in Research

Excellence in Research

The INC Award for Excellence in Research is aimed at recognizing outstanding researchers whose contributions have led to significant accomplishments in health and nutrition research related to nuts and/or dried fruits.

Excellence in Gastronomy

Excellence in Gastronomy

The INC Award for Excellence in Gastronomy is a recognition that acknowledges chefs who have made significant contributions to high gastronomy: culinary creations and new product development including nuts and/or dried fruits.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award

The INC Celebrates New Ideas and Innovative Approaches. INC wants to thank all the companies for submitting their products and services for the Innovation Award, and invites INC members to apply, in the form of new products, ideas, services, or business models.

  • All
  • Honorary Golden Nut Award
  • Corporate Golden Nut Award
  • Individual Golden Nut Award
  • Excellence in Research
  • Excellence in Gastronomy
  • Innovation Award
  • Other recognitions

2017 Chennai, India

Dr. Richard D. Mattes, Purdue University (USA)

Excellence in Research

2017 Chennai, India

JP Singh, Bukhara Restaurant (India)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2017 Chennai, India

Mr. Ravindranathan Nair, Vijayalaxmi Cashew Company (VLC) (India)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2017 Chennai, India

Qcify Inc. (USA)

Innovation Award

2016 San Diego, USA

The Wonderful Company (USA)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2016 San Diego, USA

Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University (USA)

Excellence in Research

2016 San Diego, USA

Blue Diamond Growers (USA)

Innovation Award

2016 San Diego, USA

Jack Mariani, Mariani Nut Company (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2016 San Diego, USA

Christopher Kostow, Meadowood Restaurant (USA)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2015 Antalya, Turkey

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

2015 Antalya, Turkey

Tomra's BSI Technology (Belgium)

Innovation Award

2015 Antalya, Turkey

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Tufts University (USA)

Excellence in Research

2015 Antalya, Turkey

H. Cuneyd Zapsu, Balsu A.S. (Turkey)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2015 Antalya, Turkey

Mert Seran, Ulus 29 Restaurant (Turkey)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2014 Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Emilio Ros, University of Barcelona (Spain)

Excellence in Research

2014 Melbourne, Australia

Neil Perry, Rockpool Group (Australia)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2014 Melbourne, Australia

Chris Joyce, Nuts for Life (Australia) – Lifetime Achievement Award

Other recognitions

2014 Melbourne, Australia

John Waring, MWT Foods (Australia)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2013 Barcelona, Spain

Jasper Sanfilippo, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2013 Barcelona, Spain

Dr. David Jenkins, University of Toronto (Canada)

Excellence in Research

2013 Barcelona, Spain

Ferran Adrià, El Bulli Restaurant (Spain)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2013 Barcelona, Spain

Toximet Ltd. (UK)

Innovation Award

2012 Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Joan Sabaté, Loma Linda University (USA)

Excellence in Research

2012 Singapore, Singapore

R. Christopher Christie, Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)

Excellence in Gastronomy

2012 Singapore, Singapore

Besana Group (Italy)

Innovation Award

2011 Budapest, Hungary

Jas Trading BV's Nut Quality Services (Netherlands)

Innovation Award

2011 Budapest, Hungary

Mariani Packing Company's TouchLock (USA)

Innovation Award

2011 Budapest, Hungary

TESCO Ltd (UK)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2010 Beijing, China

Cheng Hung Kay, CHK Trading Co. (China)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2010 Beijing, China

China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal by Products (CFNA) (China)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2009 Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Giuseppe Calcagni, Besana Group (Italy)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2008 Santiago de Chile, Chile

ProChile (Chile)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2007 Madrid, Spain

Josep Puxeu Rocamora, General Secretary of Agriculture and Food Ministry of Agriculture (Spain)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

2007 Madrid, Spain

Antonio Pont, Borges S.A.U. (Spain)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2007 Madrid, Spain

Ferrero (Italy)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2006 Montreal, Canada

Johnvince Foods (Canada)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

2005 Berlin, Germany

Helmut Kohl, (former) Chancellor (Germany)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

2005 Berlin, Germany

Werner Holm, Schwartauer Werke / Hero (Germany)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2003 Istanbul, Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister (Turkey)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

2003 Istanbul, Turkey

Don Soetaert, Shoei Foods (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2001 Brussels, Belgium

Franz Fischler Commissionner of Agriculture EEC Commission (Brussels)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

2001 Barcelona, Spain

José Borrell S.A (Spain)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2000 Kona, Hawaii, USA

Ömer Faruk Dogan, Delegations Permenant de Turquie au Pres de l’UE (Turkey)

Individual Golden Nut Award

2000 Kona, Hawaii, USA

Daniel Inouye, Senator (USA)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1999 Rome, Italy

Barilla SpA (Italy)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1998 Charleston, USA

Dr. Gary Fraser, Loma Linda University (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1998 Brussels, Belgium

Jacques Delors, President EEC Commission (Brussels)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1998 Charleston, USA

Planters Company (USA)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1997 London, United Kingdom

Chris Hacking, CG Hacking & Sons Limited (UK)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1997 London, United Kingdom

Hershey Foods Corporation (USA)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1996 Tel-Aviv, Israel

Elite Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1995 Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The Ülker Group (Turkey)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1994 Cairns, Australia

Deane Stahmann, Stahmann Farms Inc. (Australia)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1994 Cairns, Australia

Ian McConachie, Suncoast Gold Macadamias (Australia)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1993 Athens, Greece

Paul Graf (Switzerland)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1993 Athens, Greece

ION S.A. (Greece)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1992 Manaus, Brazil

Maseto S.L. (Spain)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1992 Manaus, Brazil

Isaac Benayon Sabba, I.B. Sabba S.A. (Brazil)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1992 California, USA

Pete Wilson, Governor of California (USA)

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1991 Vienna, Austria

Cadbury Ltd. (UK)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1991 Vienna, Austria

Dipl. Ing. Otto Riedl, Bareuth H.C. (Austria)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1990 , Turkey

Turgut Ozal, President of Turkey

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1989 , Portugal

Mario Soares, President of Portugal

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1989 Paris, France

Nestle S.A (Switzerland)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1989 Paris, France

Gill & Duffus Landauer (UK)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1989 Paris, France

Simon Khayat, Euro Amandes (France)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1988 Lisbon, Portugal

Antonio Magalhaes Silva, A.D. Oliveira Magalhaes – Exportadora S.A. (Portugal)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1988 Lisbon, Portugal

Perugina S.r.L. (Italy)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1987 Montreux, Switzerland

Migros Cooperative (Switzerland)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

1987 Montreux, Switzerland

Rafael Moran Medina (Spain)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1987 Montreux, Switzerland

Edmond Opler, World’s Finest Chocolate INC (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1986 Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. Pier Luigi, Noberasco (Italy)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1986 Istanbul, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ayfer, Ankara University (Turkey)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1985 , Spain

Juan Carlos I, King of Spain

Honorary Golden Nut Award

1985 Hamburg, Germany

Antonio Borras, Grexaval S.A. (Spain)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1985 Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Leon Pisani, Pisani & Rickertsen GMBH (Germany)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1985 Hamburg, Germany

Lewis S. Slate, Tenneco West (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1984 Reus, Spain

Alick J. Renshaw, John F. Renshaw & Co. Ltd. (UK)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1984 Reus, Spain

Jack Axer, California Almond Growers Exchange (USA)

Individual Golden Nut Award

1984 Reus, Spain

Ferrero S.p.A. (Italy)

Corporate Golden Nut Award

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