ADIFE Innovation Awards 2023


The region’s most prestigious recognition in the F&B industry celebrates enterprises that push the boundaries of innovation and contribute significantly to the evolution of the sector. These awards honor the trailblazers whose groundbreaking achievements shape the future of the food and beverage landscape. It’s a testament to the commitment, creativity, and transformative impact of those at the forefront of culinary innovation within the ADIFE community.

The winners were selected by an expert panel and announced at the ceremony on the first day following a rigorous selection process. We are proud of all the participants who submitted their latest products demonstrated exceptional innovation and received well-deserved exposure in the F&B sector.


  • The most Innovative Food & Beverage Products
  • The most Innovative Coffee & Chocolate Products
  • The most Innovative Honey & Dates Products


In the Food & Beverage category, Switch Foods from UAE took the top prize, with Nutco (Lebanon) and NOA (Columbia) as runners-up. The Coffee & Chocolate category was won by Colo Coffee (Columbia), followed by Coffee Selection and Shanshal Chocolate LLC, both from UAE. For Honey & Dates, Roopchand Worldwide from Kyrgyzstan won the award, with Agthia (UAE) and Haterk Food LLC 2 (Armenia) as runners-up.


“Receiving the recognition of being the Most Innovative F&B Product Award is not just an honor but a testament to our relentless efforts in this area. As we forge ahead, our vision is clear to make Switch Foods synonymous with the UAE’s dynamic and forward-thinking spirit, contributing to the nation’s journey towards a sustainable and culturally rich food future.”
Edward Hamod
CEO & Founder - Switch Foods
“We are very honored to receive this award. We are participating in ADIFE for the first time, Colo Coffee is a Colombian brand focused on specialty coffees inspired by our country, the richness of its people, and its land. Cold brew nitro, coffee beverage extracted cold for 16 – 18 hours, no artificial sweetness, and no preservatives. Thanks to ADIFE organizers for this recognition, and we hope to be here next time again”.
Daniel Duarte
CEO - Colo Coffee