Entries Open for 2017 Deliciouslyyorkshire Taste Awards

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  1. July 9, 2017 7:05 pm

Deliciouslyorkshire, the Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and the Humber are launching their 2017 Taste Awards this Monday 10th July.

2016 Winners - Taste Awards

Now in their 14th year, the Awards are the largest and most respected celebration of the local food and drink industry in the region and attract hundreds of entries each year from businesses across the county.

Entries are open for the next 6 weeks and can be made via the website www.deliciouslyorkshire.co.uk with both Deliciouslyorkshire members and non-members being encouraged to get involved.

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!  Far from being just home of the humble Yorkshire pudding, Yorkshire, with its diverse landscape and industry is now teaming with innovative and award winning food and drink businesses as well as an array of globally famous brands.  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.

“In these testing times it’s become even more important to champion and support local producers and our Awards do just that.  Entering can be fantastic boost for businesses of all sizes, from the feedback on your business and products from our team of expert judges through to the publicity surrounding the shortlist and awards ceremony itself.  I would encourage everyone to get involved!  You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

A weeks judging will take place in September when a stellar line up of chefs, food bloggers, retail experts and food critics will have the task of narrowing down hundreds of entries into this year’s shortlist.  The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie awards ceremony on 1st November at the Pavilions of Harrogate hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Resident Foodie Nigel Barden.

This year’s categories include:

  • Best Fresh Produce
  • Best Fresh Meat
  • Best Prepared Meat
  • Best Yorkshire Pork Pie
  • Best Fish and Seafood
  • Best Ready to Eat Product
  • Best Yorkshire Cheese
  • Best Ice Cream
  • Best Bakery Product
  • Best Yorkshire Beer
  • Best Yorkshire Wine
  • 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

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