Taste of the West Awards 2017
Taste of the West Product Awards 2017 - Closing date for entries is Tuesday 14 March!
Don't forget that all Taste of the West Producer members receive at least one free entry! Read here to see why you should enter the awards.
Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2017 - Entries NOW open
All our Foodservice and Retail members can enter FREE of charge! To enter your establishment, please complete this form and return it to us. Don't forget to have a quick read through of the entry rules and regulations. Still not sure whether to enter? Click here!
We started sending out our judges in January and you'll be notified of your result and award as soon as you have been visited. Enter now to be one of the first judged, so that you can show off your shiny new award for the whole of 2017!
You can enter your establishment into more than one category - additional entries are charged from £80 plus VAT. Entries are also open to non-members of Taste of the West, and are charged at £160 + VAT per establishment.
You can find the winners that have been announced so far here
We are delighted to announce that Porter Dodson LLP, solicitors and advisors, is once again sponsoring the South West Producer of the Year.
Entries are now open for this prestigious award so if your business is an entrepreneurial and efficient producer of food and drink in the South West of England or a food and drink business as a whole then this is the competition for you. Here is the application form.
Taste of the West Awards 2016
Please click here to download the current edition of our Awards booklet, which lists all our award finalists and winners for 2016.We celebrated the Taste of the West Awards Ceremony at Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 5 October. We welcomed over 400 guests at this utterly stunning venue, with everyone from food producers, top retailers and restaurateurs to food writers, buyers and leading chefs from across the region. BBC presenter Victoria Graham joined us on stage as we announced the champion winners of each category, as well as the winners of the coveted 2016 Supreme Champion Product Award and No 1 Place to Go.
Our ceremony included a 4-course lunch featuring as many Taste of the West award-winning products as we possibly could!
Please click here to see our menu of canapes, lunch menu and a list of our wonderful suppliers.
If you won an award for your product, don't forget to display the shiny logo to show it off! Award labels are available to order, and are on special offer until the end of March 2017 - all 2016 award labels are on sale from just £6 per roll of 1,000 labels. Download your order form here.
Our overall champion product winners in the Taste of the West Product Awards 2016 are:
|SUPREME CHAMPION PRODUCT||Lick the Spoon||'The Bish'||Wiltshire|
|Champion Bacon||Woodchester Meat Company
Tel 01453 873400
|Smoked Back Bacon||Gloucestershire|
|Champion Beer||Arkells Brewery Ltd||Kingsdown||Wiltshire|
|Champion Burgers, Faggots & Meatballs
||The Cornish Duck Co Ltd||Gluten Free Duck Burger||Cornwall|
|Champion Cheese||Brinkworth Dairy||Brinkworth Blue||Wiltshire|
|Champion Chocolate||Lick the Spoon||'The Bish'||Wiltshire|
|Champion Cider||Perry's Cider||Premium Vintage||Somerset|
|Champion Non-Alcoholic Cold Drink||Marshwood Scrumpers t/a Mary Durling
Tel 01297 678617
|Apple Juice - Dry||Dorset|
|Champion Confectionery||Buttermilk||Chocolate Coated Almond Brittle||Cornwall|
|Champion Cured Meat||Deli Farm Charcuterie||Cornish Coppa||Cornwall|
|Champion Dairy||Gundenham Dairy||Full Cream Milk
|Champion Fish||Quayside Fish||Oak Smoked Haddock||Cornwall|
|Champion Non-Alcoholic Hot Drink||Henny & Joes Ltd||H&J Chocolate Chai Infusion||Somerset|
|Champion Ice Cream & Sorbet||Baboo Gelato Ltd||Lemon Sorbet||Dorset|
|Champion Meat & Poultry||Denhay Farms Ltd||Dry Cured Smoked Gammon Steak||Devon|
|Champion Ready Meals, Soups & Light Eats||The Fish Deli||Monkfish & Scallop Thermidor||Devon|
|Champion Sauce & Accompaniment||Hillside Foods Limited||Smokey BBQ Sauce||Devon|
|Champion Sausage||Pork Heaven from Devon||Chorizo Style Pork Sausage||Devon|
|Champion Savoury Bakery||The Wobbly Cottage||Olive Sourdough||Dorset|
|Champion Savoury Preserve||Hillside Foods Limited||Red Onion & Thyme Marmalade||Devon|
|Champion Sweet Bakery||Just Like Mumma's||Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese||Devon|
|Champion Sweet Preserve||Waterhouse Fayre||Victoria Plum Jam||Devon|
|Champion Wine, Spirit & Liqueur
||Sharpham Partnership Ltd||Sharpham Sparkling Blanc||Devon|
|No 1 Place to Go||Clavelshay Barn Restaurant||Somerset|
|Best South West Butcher||Kittow's Quality Meats||Cornwall|
|Best South West Specialist Retailer/Deli||The Purbeck Deli||Dorset|
|Best South West Farm Shop||Lifton Farm Shop||Devon|
|Best South West Farmers' Market||Taunton Farmers' Market
|Best South West Online Retailer||The Cornish Fishmonger||Cornwall|
|Best South West Hotel||Tudor Farmhouse||Gloucestershire|
|Best South West B&B
|Best South West Restaurant||Clavelshay Barn Restaurant||Somerset|
|Best South West Dining Pub||The Rising Sun||Cornwall|
|Best South West Casual Dining||Taste Brasserie||Dorset|
|Best South West Food to Go||The Travelling Pizzeria||Devon|
|Best South West Café/Tea Room
||Boscastle Farm Shop||Cornwall|
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL GOLD, SILVER AND HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD WINNING ESTABLISHMENTS FOR 2016
Would you like your company to be associated with our Awards Programme?
Click here to view the programme for our 2016 Awards ceremony - check out the impressive list of companies who supported us!
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AWARDS SPONSORS SO FAR FOR 2017...