Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2017

The Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards are back for 2017 and are set to be our biggest and most delicious yet!

Now the largest and most respected Food and Drink awards in the region, the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards are held in high regard throughout the industry and are a huge celebration of Yorkshire fantastic food and drink scene.

With hundreds of entries from Yorkshire companies of all shapes and sizes, the diversity and innovation shown by our entrants year on year make the Taste Awards the ones to watch and, the ones to win!

As always our entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts including chefs, supermarkets buyers, food critics and industry experts.  During a week of judging, our expert panel nibble, gulp and munch their way through the entries deliberating over who is to be crowned out Taste Award Category Winners and providing invaluable feedback on each and every entry.

Judy Bell, Chairman of Deliciouslyorkshire and founder of Shepherds Purse Cheese said: “We’re really excited to launch this year’s awards with a fantastic new look!  The Taste Awards are our showcase event for the year and always turn up some fantastic new and innovative products which is always really exciting.”

“Entering can be fantastic boost for businesses of all sizes, from the feedback on your business and products from our team of judges through to the publicity surrounding the shortlist and awards ceremony itself, I would encourage businesses of all shapes and sizes to get involved!  You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

Judging will take place across 3 days on the week of 4th September in Harrogate and our black tie Awards ceremony, where this year’s winners will be announced will take place on Wednesday 1st November at the Pavilions of Harrogate and hosted by friend of DY and BBC Radio 2 resident foodie Nigel Barden.

 “It means a huge amount to the producers to be acknowledged with a Deliciouslyorkshire accolade, as the judging process is truly independent and everything is blind tasted.  The DY sticker is synonymous with quality and is a great marketing tool for those producers who have earned one.”

Nigel Barden, Taste Award Judge and BBC Radio 2 food critic

This year’s categories include:

  • Best Fresh Meat
  • Best Prepared Meat
  • Best Yorkshire Pork Pie
  • Best Ready to Eat Product
  • Best Yorkshire Cheese
  • Best Ice Cream
  • Best Bakery Product
  • Best Yorkshire Beer
  • Best Yorkshire Spirit
  • Best Yorkshire Beverage
  • Best Savoury Condiment
  • Best Sweet Preserve
  • Best Confectionery
  • Best “Free From” Product
  • Best New Business Best Yorkshire Breakfast
  • Best use of local produce on a menu
  • Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea
  • Best Independent Retailer
  • Best Wholesaler/Distributor
  • Local Food Hero