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Awards 2016

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The Taste of the West Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for over two decades and this year we're also celebrating our Silver Anniversary - that's right, Taste of the West is 25! This year we've judged 1200 products and 350 hospitality and retail establishments, so there's plenty to celebrate. Join in the celebrations by coming along to our grand awards ceremony at Exeter Cathedral in October...




Awards Ceremony Lunch: 4 October 2016 at Exeter Cathedral

exeter cathedral

When? Tuesday 4 October from 11:30am until approx. 4pm
Where? The Grand Nave of Exeter Cathedral
What? We'll welcome you to the venue with a drinks and canapé reception, followed by a delicious four course sit-down lunch created using a fine selection of this year’s award winning products.

We will host around 400 guests at this utterly stunning venue, thus making it an absolutely fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded foodie industry folk, including food producers, top retailers, restaurateurs, food writers, buyers and leading chefs from across the region. BBC presenter Victoria Graham will be joining us on stage as we announce the Champions of each category and the winners of the coveted 2016 Supreme Champion Product Award and No 1 Place to Go.

Tickets have now SOLD OUT!
Please note that attendance is by ticket only. Tickets are SOLD OUT but we do have a reserve list for any late availability. If you would like to be added to this list, please call Belinda on 07792 790257. Alternatively you can send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award
Entries are now closed

We are delighted to announce that our Affiliate member Porter Dodson LLP has sponsored the Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award 2016. This is our annual search for the best, most innovative and entrepreneurial food and/or drink producing company in the South West, named in honour of the pioneering journalist Carol Trewin who did so much for our industry. Entries are now closed and the finalists will be announced soon, with the overall winner being revealed at the Taste of the West Awards Ceremony on 4 October.

 
Product Awards


And the Product Award Finalists are...

Each of these products has gone through to a further round of judging to determine the Champion Product for each category. These Champion Products then go forward to compete for the title of Supreme Champion. All the winners will be announced at our prestigious Awards Ceremony in October.

  CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL GOLD, SILVER AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD WINNING PRODUCTS
 
Congratulations if your product appears on this list! Here's what happens next...

Certificates: Award certificates have been posted out to all winners - if you haven't received yours yet please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Labels: Award labels for your winning products are now available to order. Click here to download an order form.

Feedback: All products have detailed feedback from the judges. This can be obtained by email request only to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Logos: Gold, Silver and Highly Commended logos are available via email for use on websites and printed material. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to receive digital logos.

Commiserations if your product does not appear on this list.
The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year and having entered your product means you can gain valuable feedback and constructive advice from our panel of judges. If you would like to receive feedback on your entry/entries, please send an email to Rachel: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  
Hospitality & Retail Awards
And the Hospitality and Retail Award Finalists are...
One finalist from each of the categories will be selected as the Best in each class, and the overall winners will be announced at our Awards Ceremony in October. One of these winners will also be crowned our No 1 Place to Go!
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL GOLD, SILVER AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD WINNING ESTABLISHMENTS 

 
HOSPITALITY CATEGORIES
RETAIL CATEGORIES
Cafe/Tea Room Specialist Retailer/Delicatessen
Dining Pub Farm Shop
Restaurant Butcher's Shop
Casual Dining Farmers' Market (FREE TO ENTER)
Local Food to Go Online Retailer
Bed & Breakfast
(up to 5 rooms)
Hotel
(6 rooms and over)

 
 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Would you like your company to be associated with our Awards Programme?

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out about the sponsorship opportunities available for 2017.


THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS SPONSORS FOR 2016...

hc logo greyrangemoors Title Sponsors of the Taste of the West Awards 2016
Sponsors of the Best South West Butcher Award
Sponsors of the Supreme Champion Product Award
Champion Burgers, Faggots & Meatballs Sponsor
agrantec Champion Meat & Poultry Sponsor
ashley house Sponsors of the Best South West Restaurant Award
Champion Chocolate Sponsor
Champion Confectionery Sponsor
Awards Booklet Sponsor
bidvest Sponsors of the Best South West B&B Award
Champion Sausage Sponsor
Joint Ceremony Lunch Sponsor
b_college rgb copy Sponsors of the Best South West Farmers' Market Award
dcaawestpoint Champion Sweet Bakery Sponsor
Champion Dairy Product Sponsor
Champion Beer Sponsor
Champion Savoury Preserves Sponsor
Sponsors of the Product Awards Judging Venue
exeter college Sponsors of the Best South West Casual Dining Award
exeter cookery school Sponsors of the Champion Judging Venue
Champion Non-Alcoholic Cold Drink Sponsor
gtlogo-primary-tagline-cmyk2012_web Champion Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs Sponsor
Joint Ceremony Lunch Sponsor
inkreadible Champion Sweet Preserves Sponsor
needlers logo new Champion Bacon Sponsor
Champion Ready Meals, Soups & Light Eats Sponsor
nfu Sponsors of the Best South Farm Shop Award
old mill new logo Champion Savoury Bakery & Champion Cheese Sponsor
plymouth uni Joint Ceremony Lunch Sponsor
Sponsors of the Best South West Local Food to Go Award
Champion Non-Alcoholic Hot Drink Sponsor
porter dodson cmyk Sponsors of the Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award
Sponsors of the Best South West Dining Pub Award
pn 2015 Sponsors of our Awards Ceremony
quayside Sponsors of the Drinks Reception at our Awards Ceremony
Sponsors of the Best South West Retailer/Deli Award
stancold Champion Ice Cream Sponsor
source_2016_logojpg Sponsors of the Best Online Retailer Award
Champion Cured Meat Sponsor
speciality food 2017 Champion Sauces & Accompaniments Sponsor
total_energy_solutions Sponsors of the Best South West Hotel Award
warwick event hire Sponsors of our Awards Ceremony
western event hire Sponsors of our Awards Ceremony
wps Sponsors of the Best South West Cafe/Tea Room Award
Champion Fish Sponsor
wbw solicitors ltd Champion Cider Sponsor



Results from the Taste of the West Awards 2015

For a full list of all Gold, Silver and Highly Commended PRODUCT award winners please click HERE
For a full list of all
Gold, Silver and Highly Commended HOSPITALITY & RETAIL award winners please click HERE
All the finalists in our Hospitality & Retail categories, the Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award and the Local Food in Schools Award are listed HERE

If you won a Gold, Silver and/or Highly Commended Award in 2015 you can order labels to display on your award-winning products.
Click here to download the order form


TASTE OF THE WEST AWARDS CEREMONY 2015
Last year our Awards Ceremony took place in September at the Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton. The celebrations commenced with a drinks reception, giving guests the chance to network with like-minded food industry folk - from producers, retailers, top chefs and food writers to hospitality establishments and those providing support services to the industry. This was followed by a 3-course lunch, created using a selection of this year's mouth-watering award-winning products.
Please click here to view the list of producers selected by us to be featured on the menu.  We are extremely grateful to all for agreeing to take part.

Throughout the day we announced the overall champion winners of each product category, as well as the overall winners of our hospitality and retail classes. We also annouced the winners of our Local Food in Schools Award, the Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award, the Most Innovative Product Award and finally, our Supreme Champion Product winner for 2015.