Hidden Gems Contest


The Hidden Gems contest is a celebration of great food - and the wide range of delicious dishes that can be served to us anywhere.

What's a hidden gem? It's a dish that maybe doesn’t seem like the typical delivery or click & collect order - but it’s delicious and everyone should give it a try.


What’s your hidden gem?

The contest is open to SMB Deliverect customers - any restaurant brand with less than 20 locations. It’s your chance to show off your amazing menu, attract new customers - and possibly win a cash prize.

  • Grand prize: €50,000/$60,000 - or equivalent in local currency

  • 2nd place prizes of €10,000/$12,000

  • 3rd place prizes of a year free of Deliverect services

Rewarding team effort

A portion of each cash prize will be dedicated to the winning restaurant’s staff - the hard workers who keep preparing and serving great food even during challenging lockdowns. It's been a tough time for many and we want to show our appreciation.

Enter to win

Simply submit your dish (or dishes) to the Deliverect Hidden Gems voting site, including a picture and a description. Then tell your customers to cast their votes!

The winner will be chosen among the top vote getters by a panel of judges. Runner-up cash prizes and free services are also up for grabs!

Not a Deliverect customer?

There is still time to sign-up with Deliverect and enter to win! The deadline for registration is 22 August - but the sooner you sign-up, the sooner your customers can start voting and help you win. 

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How does it work?

As a Deliverect SMB customer you can enter the competition by the following steps:

  1. Upload your ‘Hidden Gem’ on the upload and voting site

  2. Once voting opens on 19 July, encourage customers to vote for your hidden gem - share it on socials, in your restaurant, with your delivery orders.

  3. Follow IFDD and Deliverect Social channels for the latest competition news. We’ll tag your restaurant, helping to bring you new customers.

  4. Finalists will be announced 5 Sept and the winners will be announced 8 Sept, as part of our International Food Delivery Day celebration.

What is a hidden gem? 

It's a dish that maybe doesn’t seem like the typical delivery or click & collect order - but it’s delicious and everyone should give it a try.

Who can enter?

You need to meet the following conditions

  • Be an active SMB Deliverect customer

  • Be an SMB Deliverect customer - any Deliverect restaurant brand with less than 20 locations.

Can I see how many votes I’ve received?   

Yes, you are able to see how many votes you have received. If you click on ‘Account’ on the Hidden Gems Website, you will see ‘My Contest Entries’ and there you can see how many views and votes your Hidden Gem has!

Can I submit more than 1 item?

You are allowed to enter up to 5 entries. You will have to go through the same process each time of clicking ‘enter’ on the Hidden Gems website and completing the form. Once your entry is validated by our team, you can start receiving votes. However, it must be noted that even with multiple entries, you can only still win one prize. 

Can I vote for myself?

You cannot vote for the entry with the same email address with which you entered the contest. Therefore you cannot vote for yourself. However, you can get all your customers, friends and family to vote for you!

How can I get other people to vote for me? 

Post and make noise about your hidden gem so that you get votes for your hidden gem. People can vote on your dish by clicking on your ‘Hidden Gem’ dish on the voting site. Once they click on your image, they can vote for you in the right corner below the picture. They need to validate the vote with their email.

  1. You can create a QR code link to your vote page with this QR code generator

  2. You can provide the link to your dish on your social media 

  3. You can share the link in mails to your customers

  4. You can provide the QR code or link on your food packaging

  5. Spread the word wherever possible!

When will I know if I have won the competition?

  • Finalists will be announced 5 Sept 

  • Winners will be announced on 8 Sept, as part of our International Food Delivery Day celebration.

What prizes can you win?

  • First prize is €50,000 ($60,000/£42,500)

  • Second prize €10,000($12,000/£8,500) - up to 5 winners

  • Third prize is Deliverect subscription for one year - 5 times winners

This means that in total we’ll hand out prizes to multiple restaurants. 1 restaurant who will be the big winner, 5 restaurants who will win the runner-up prize and 3rd place for a Deliverect 1-year subscription.