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Awards 2022

The Taste of the West Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for 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 2022

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.

Entries into the Taste of the West Product Awards 2022 are now closed - CLICK HERE to view a full list of results from judging phases 1 and 2.

Products entered into phase 3 are due to be judged in June. Results will be announced in July 2022.

CLICK HERE to order labels for your award-winning products.

To request feedback from the judges on your entries and/or digital awards logos, please send an email to Belinda: [email protected]

To find out more about entering your products in 2023 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 2022

Our Hospitality Awards are open to all cafes, dining pubs, bars, restaurants, fine dining establishments, casual dining establishments, takeaways, street food and drink vendors, bed & breakfasts and hotels.

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

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]

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.

Sustainability Award 2022

This Taste of the West Award will be given to ANY business in the food & drink industry in the South West region that is a pioneer / leader in some aspect of sustainability. We define ‘sustainable development’ to include the three main pillars as objectives, namely:-

  1. Economic Development
  2. Social Development
  3. Environmental Development

This Award is sponsored by NatWest Group. Their specialist knowledge of the food and drink sector means that they can help your business from start-up to growth with all your financial requirements.

Entries are now closed for 2022. To find out more about entering in 2023 and/or membership of Taste of the West, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch with all the details.

Product Awards 2021

Huge thanks go to Old Mill, our title sponsors of the Taste of the West Awards 2021. And to Black & White Asset Finance Ltd for sponsoring our Supreme Champion Product.

Taste of the West's Supreme Champion Product Award 2021 goes to Granny Gothards in Devon for their Salted Honey Ice Cream.
Our Reserve Supreme Champion Product for 2021 is the Maple Cured Streaky Bacon by Duchy Charcuterie in Cornwall.

Click here to see ALL 27 CHAMPION product winners for 2021. Our finalist champion product winners for 2021 are all listed here.

A full list of ALL the results from the Taste of the West Product Awards 2021 is available here

If you would like to order Commended, Silver, Gold and/or Champion 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]