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Awards 2020/2021

The Taste of the West Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for almost 30 years. It has grown to become the most prestigious food and drink awards programme in the South West - don't miss out on your chance to be part of it.

Product Awards 2021

Our highly regarded Awards programme provides an opportunity to gain recognition for your products. A Taste of the West Award is an excellent marketing tool, helping to convey the quality and values of your business to buyers and consumers. The Taste of the West Awards programme enjoys significant media coverage in both the trade and consumer sectors thanks to an extensive, multi-media PR campaign that runs all year round.

A full list of all product results from phases 1 and 2 can be found here.

If you would like to order award labels for your winning product(s), click here to complete the order form.
To receive the Gold, Silver and/or commended awards logo digitally, please send an email to Belinda: [email protected]

To request a summary of the judges' feedback on your product entries, please send an email to Belinda: [email protected]

To find out more about entering your products in 2022 and/or membership of Taste of the West, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch with all the details.

Hospitality & Retail Awards 2020/2021

Our Hospitality Awards are open to all cafes/tea rooms, dining pubs, restaurants, casual dining establishments, street food traders, bed & breakfasts and hotels.

Our Retail Awards are open to all specialist retailers/delicatessens, farm shops and butcher's shops.

If you are a Hospitality or Retail member of Taste of the West, you can enter one of the categories above FREE OF CHARGE. All you have to do is send an email to [email protected]. The closing date for all entries is 31 July 2021 - and we'll do all we can to ensure a judge visits you between now and the end of September.

Our Hospitality & Retail Awards are also open to non-members of Taste of the West. The entry fee is £160 (plus VAT), but you can save money and receive more benefits by becoming a Taste of the West member for just £155. Send an email to Caroline Cook or visit our membership page to find out more.

What's involved?

When you enter, you'll be visited - without notice - by one of our judges. They'll be looking out for where your products or ingredients come from, how well you communicate local sourcing to your customers, the quality of service, and assessing atmosphere, ambience and value for money at your establishment. If you're serving food and drink, they'll also be judging the quality of that too! Afterwards you'll receive an objective evalution about their experience.

If your business wins an award we'll send you a certificate, window sticker and a digital logo. We'll also promote you as an award-winning establishment on our website. Winning an award generates great press and media coverage for your business, and most importantly it conveys the quality of your establishment to your customers.

Hospitality & Retail Awards 2021/2022

We know many hospitality and retail establishments won't feel ready to enter the awards just yet. The last 18 months have been an incredibly challenging time, and the challenges facing hospitality and retail businesses are ongoing.
Our awards scheme runs throughout the year so if you're not ready to be judged until after September, you can enter our 2021/2022 awards scheme – giving you plenty of time to plan and prepare to be judged. All you need to do is send an email to [email protected] to let us know you'd like to be judged later in the year and we will enter you into the 2021/2022 scheme.

Product Awards 2020

Huge thanks go to Old Mill, our title sponsors of the Taste of the West Awards 2020. And to Black & White Asset Finance Ltd for sponsoring our Supreme Champion Product.

Our SUPREME CHAMPION PRODUCT winner for 2020 is Cornish Kern made by Lynher Dairies in Cornwall.
Our RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION PRODUCT winner for 2020 is Salted Caramel Gelato made by Baboo Gelato in Dorset.

Click here to see our CHAMPION product winners for 2020. Our finalist champion product winners for 2020 are all listed here.

A full list of ALL the results from the Taste of the West Product Awards 2020 is available here

If your product has won an award and you would like to order some award labels, please click here. If you would like logo(s) and/or want to request feedback on your entries, please send an email to [email protected].

Awards Ceremony 2019

In 2019 our Awards programme saw over 1,000 food and drink products judged, by over 85 independent judges. In addition, nearly 400 establishments were entered into our hospitality & retail categories. Our ceremony took place at The Great Hall of Exeter University on Thursday 12 September. Take a look at the delicious menu here, the canape menu here, and the drinks list here. Huge thanks to our fantastic suppliers who helped us provide a top notch feast.

In the company of our Title Sponsors – Old Mill, we hosted in the region of 400 guests. Throughout the lunch we revealed the Champions of each category and the winners of the coveted 2019 Supreme Champion Product Award sponsored by Black and White Asset Finance, together with the Award for the No. 1 Place to Go and, of course, The South West Producer of the Year sponsored by Porter Dodson, The Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by The Tracklement Company and the Best South West Branding Award, sponsored by The Collaborators. We also announced the winner of our new Award for 2019, sponsored by RH Fibreboard, the South West Environmental Sustainability Award (see above).

Click here to see the full list of award-winning products from 2019. Take a look at which ones made it through to become our finalist and champion winners here.

To find out how you can get involved in next year's awards ceremony, please send us an email or call the Taste of the West team on 01404 822012.