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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! Join in the celebrations and ensure you share in our success by entering your product(s) and/or foodie establishment(s) into our Awards.

We are delighted to announce the Finalists in the 2016 Product Awards here

Each one of these products will now be judged again to find the Champion for each category. Those Champions then go forward to compete for the title of Supreme Champion. And all these results will be announced at the Awards' Ceremony to be held in Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 4th October. Tickets will be available to purchase soon.


Product Awards - Results out NOW!
CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF THE RESULTS
 
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


Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award 2016

 
We are delighted to announce that our Affiliate member Porter Dodson LLP will be sponsoring 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 open until 15 August 2016. Click here to download the entry form and, don't forget, entries are FREE for all Taste of the West members.


Hospitality & Retail Awards 2016 - Entries still open!
  
Please click here to see the results received so far in the 2016 Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards Don't worry if you don't yet appear in this list - we'll notify you of your results as soon as we hear back from our judges

Are you passionate about the local food from the South West that you serve and/or sell at your establishment?
If you are a Foodservice and/or Retail member of Taste of the West, you can enter your establishment into one category FREE OF CHARGE! To enter, all you need to do is send us an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Please note entries into our B&B and Hotel categories are now closed. The closing date for all other categories is 30 June 2016.

*** NEW CHAMPION AWARD FOR 2016: The overall winners of each hospitality & retail category will go forward to a further round of judging - and the top winner will become The No 1 Place to Go 2016! ***

Please click here to download the entry rules & regulations, and to find out more about the judging process.

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)

Our Awards are also open to non-members of Taste of the West. The entry fee is £100 (plus VAT). For an extra £8 why not join us as a member to receive your FREE entry along with all the other membership benefits?

Please click here to see what the judges are looking for and why you should enter
 
 


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 2016.


THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS SPONSORS SO FAR FOR 2016...

hc logo greyrangemoors Title Sponsors of the Taste of the West Awards 2016
b_college rgb copy Sponsors of the Best South West Farmers' Market category
dcaawestpoint Champion Sweet Bakery Sponsor
Champion Dairy Sponsor
Champion Beer Sponsor
Champion Savoury Preserves Sponsor
Sponsors of the Product Awards Judging
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inkreadible Champion Sweet Preserves Sponsor
needlers logo new Champion Bacon Sponsor
old mill new logo Champion Savoury Bakery & Champion Cheese Sponsor
porter dodson cmyk Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year Award Sponsor
quayside Sponsors of the Drinks Reception at our Awards Ceremony
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sfff 2016 logo Champion Sauces & Accompaniments Sponsor
total_energy_solutions Best South West Hotel category
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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.