Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards
Call for Entries and Judges Announced
DALLAS – May 2, 2022 – Entries are now being accepted for the Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, to be held at Dallas Market Center during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 22-28.
The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,000 product lines of gourmet food and accessories featured across the marketplace including in the Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center and the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, gourmet maintains a strong presence at Dallas Market Center as resources in the category continue to expand.
The categories are:
· Best of Kitchen and Entertaining
· Best Baked Good
· Best Beverage
· Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings
· Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings
· Best Fruit Confit
· Best Soup or Chili
· Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert
· Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert
· Best Snack
· Best Healthy Lifestyle
Food entries are judged on taste, originality, and packaging. Kitchen and Entertaining entries are judged on functionality, design, and originality. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center exhibitors in permanent showrooms or temporary space for June 2022 Total Home & Gift Market. Participants may enter one product per category in up to two categories, and the entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Entries are due by June 1, 2022. Details are available at https://dallasmarketcenter.com/gourmetgold/
Judging will take place during the Total Home & Gift Market and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 24 at 4 p.m. in the World Trade Center Atrium.
Judges for the event are:
· Maria Whitworth, Director of Marketing & Advertising, Edible Dallas Fort Worth magazine
· Andrew Shipman, General Manager, Billy Can Can restaurant
· Cullen Potts, Co-owner, Berkley’s Market
Special Hotel Offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $119. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
Additional June Trade Events
In addition to the Total Home and Gift Market, other trade events this summer offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Apparel & Accessories Market (June 14-17); Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (June 22-25); and KidsWorld (June 22-28).
For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Daily Dose.
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.