Taste Awards 2016

The Taste Awards are back for 2016 and are set to be our biggest and most delicious yet!

The Deliciously Yorkshire-Yorkshire Post Taste Awards 2015. Host, Radio 2 resident foodie, Nigel Barden. Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

xxxxxLast year was a record breaker with over 300 entries from some of the finest regional producers.  Thanks to our partners at The Yorkshire Post, the awards gained masses of regional media coverage, topped off with a fabulously glittery awards ceremony at the Pavilions of Harrogate, hosted by friend of DY and BBC Radio personality Nigel Barden.

As always our awards will be judged by a panel of industry experts including chefs, supermarkets buyers, food critics and industry experts.  During judging week, our expert panel nibble, gulp and munch their way through the entries deliberating over who is to be crowned out Taste Award Category Winners 2016.

The Deliciously Yorkshire-Yorkshire Post Taste Awards 2015. Supreme Product 2015 sponsored by ASDA was Hesper Farm Skyr. Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

For our non-product entries, which include categories such as best afternoon tea and best use of local produce on a menu, our friends over at professional mystery shopping company Shopper Anonymous will be returning to cast their expert eye over the regions best loved eateries.

Entries are open from Friday 1st July and close Friday 12th August, giving you six weeks to get your entries into us.  We’ll be giving you regular updates and reminders through our social media and our Yorkshire Post Country week page – so keep you eyes peeled!

P1070325Judging will take place across 3 days in late August (dates tbc) with the final shortlist of produced announced in 9th September.

Finally our category winners along with our overall supreme champion product will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at the Pavilions of Harrogate on Friday 14th October.  Last year saw over 300 people attending and tucking into a delicious locally sourced menu which included a number of the shortlisted products.  it really is the most delicious ticket in town and an event not to be missed!


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Our 2016 categories are:

  • Best “Free From” Product
  • Best Bakery
  • Best Fresh Produce
  • Best Fresh Meat
  • Best Prepared Meat
  • Best Yorkshire Pork Pie
  • Best Fish & Seafood
  • Best Ready to Eat
  • Best Cheese
  • Best Ice Cream
  • Best Drink – Including sub-categories Best Beer, Best Wine or Spirit and Best Beverage
  • Best Savoury Condiment
  • Best Sweet Preserve
  • Best Confectionery
  • Best New Business
  • Best Yorkshire Breakfast
  • Best Use of Local Produce on a Hotel or Restaurant Menu
  • Best Yorkshire Afternoon Tea
  • Best Independent Retailer
  • Best Wholesaler Distributor
  • Local Food Hero
  • Supreme Champion