Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards Call for Entries


– Health food category added to distinguished food awards –

DALLAS – April 11, 2017 – Dallas Market Center today announced the call for entries for the 8th Annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards to be held at Dallas Market Center during the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 21-27.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,500 product lines of gourmet food and accessories featured in the Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center, gourmet maintains a strong presence at Dallas Market Center as resources in the category continue to expand.

Awards will be presented in 10 categories including a new Best Healthy Lifestyle award which includes one of the following health benefits: organic, sustainable, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, or nut free. 

June 2017 Gourmet Gold Specialty Foods Awards categories are:

• Best Baked – cookies, cake, breads, mixes
• Best Beverage – hot or cold
• Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings
• Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings
• Fruit Confit – jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades
• Best Soup/Chili
• Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert
• Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert
• Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts
• Best Healthy Lifestyle

Food entries are judged based on taste, originality, and packaging. Participation is limited to current Gourmet Market exhibitors or Temporary exhibitors for June Market. Participants may enter in up to two categories, entry fee is $50 per entry. Click here to enter before the deadline of Friday, May 12, 2017. The first eight entries will be featured on the Shelf Talk page in the June edition of Gourmet Insider. 

Judging will take place Thursday, June 22 and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 23, in the World Trade Center Atrium at 6 PM.

For more information visit Gourmet Gold Awards and to stay connected make sure to use #GourmetGold on social media. For a complete list of events, visit the Dallas Market Center website. To prepare for Market, download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all market information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and by using the hashtag #dallasmarket.

About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.