Product judging for this year’s Taste Awards will take place w/c 5th September at the Yorkshire Events Centre on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
Lead by our own resident food expert and Head Judge, BBC’s Nigel Barden, we’ve invited the cream of the Yorkshire food and drink industry crop to be part of our judging panel this year so you can expect top chefs, food buyers, category managers, food writers and critics to be tasting your products and judging your entries.
Feedback from our panel of judges will be available after our awards evening on 9th November.
What to send and where to send it
For all products (with the exception of spirits) 3 samples of each are required for judging. If your product requires specific cooking or preparation, please provide clear notes with your entry.
Ambient products should be delivered to us between Monday 15th August and Friday 26th August, and should be addressed to Deliciouslyorkshire Team to The Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ.
Frozen and chilled products should be delivered to us between Tuesday 30th August and Friday 2nd September, and should be addressed to Deliciouslyorkshire Team to The Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ.
Fresh products should be delivered on the relevant judging day (to be confirmed) or by prior arrangement with the Deliciouslyorkshire Team directly to the Yorkshire Events Centre, (delivered to the kitchen door at the right handside of the building) and again marked for the attention of the Deliciouslyorkshire Team.
Please note that entries delivered on the day should arrive no later than 9.30am and any later entries may not be included in the judging.
Non-product judging will take place in early September.
Please note that all supporting evidence for your entry MUST be submitted online when completing your form. Any additional information sent via post will not be included in your entry.
This year’s non-product categories include:
Best Use of Yorkshire Produce on a Menu: This category will be judged purely on the information submitted online with your entry form.
Best Independent Retailer category: Initial shortlisting will be based on the supporting evidence submitted as in previous years before a mystery shop visit for those shortlisted.
Best New Business category: This category will be shortlisted and the winner selected by our judging panel lead by category sponsor and Delciouslyorkshire Patron Member Azets.
Best Wholesaler / Distributor: This category will be judged purely on the information submitted online with your entry form.
The Judy Bell Local Food Hero: You will be invited to nominate a member of the Yorkshire food and drink industry when submitting your entries. The winner will be decided by our panel of judges.
This year’s shortlist announcement will be made online on our website and via our social media channels in mid September.