Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards Call for Entries

DALLAS – April 2, 2019 –Dallas Market Center announces the call for entries for the 10th Annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards to be held at Dallas Market Center during Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, June 19-25, 2019.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, celebrate exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,000 gourmet food and accessories lines 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.

June 2019 Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards categories:

• Best Baked – cookies, cakes, 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 - organic, gluten free, sugar free

Food entries are judged based on taste, originality and packaging. Participation is limited to current Gourmet Market exhibitors or Temporary exhibitors for June Total Home & Gift Market. Participants may enter in up to two categories, and the entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Click here to enter before the deadline of Monday, May 6, 2019. The first six entries will be featured on the Shelf Talk page in the June edition of Gourmet Insider.

Judging will take place Thursday, June 20 and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 21, in the World Trade Center Atrium at 6 PM.

About Gourmet Market

For three decades, Gourmet Market at Dallas Market Center has been the premier buyers’ resource for “everything gourmet.” This 22,000-square-foot market-within-a-market features more than 1,000 product lines from across the country and around the world, including specialty food and beverages, kitchen and wine accessories, housewares, casual tabletop and gifts for all occasions, as well as events, tastings and demonstrations. The Gourmet Market is the only permanent gourmet showroom in the industry open daily between markets with full-time staff on site. Registered buyers are welcome from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays and extended hours during markets.

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 gourmet and housewares, home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center.

The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.