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Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards 2017 :: Process

Process

The Quality Food and Drink Awards are renowned throughout the industry for their rigorous and stringent judging process.

The Irish Foodservice Quality Food Awards panel is comprised of respected food and drink experts to bring the widest pool of knowledge possible to the judging sessions, a long-standing and highly regarded tradition which sets the Quality Food Awards apart. We believe there’s only one way to judge a product – ask an expert.
 
Judges debate and discuss the merits of each product including the following criteria: flavour; texture; aroma; ingredients list; target sector; benefit for chefs; innovation; packaging; presentation;  value for money (including RRP, wholesale price and estimated GP);– does the product meet its stated aims in the market, and does it do it well?

View the 2016 judging video:
 
 

We judged at the prestigious Dublin Institute of Technology's School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in Summer 2016. At the end of judging, the panel decided on the finalists for each category. From the shortlist, the panel deliberated further over which was the category winner.  Once more for 2017, we will return to the DIT.

Gold Q Awards

The Gold Q is then selected from all the individual category winners. It symbolises the product which the panel agreed is truly outstanding and worthy of this ultimate accolade. 

Judges' Feedback

These awards are highly regarded throughout the industry for the balance and integrity of the results and, naturally, the ambition of everyone who enters is to win. But we are also aware that suppliers whose entries do not make the shortlist are interested in where they fell short of progressing to the final stages.
 
With this in mind we will be sharing the feedback from the judging panel with you. Every entry will receive feedback from the judging sessions, concentrating on how the product meets and satisfies the criteria, to help you with your product development.
 
Please Note: judges' feedback will be available after the awards ceremony.

 

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