Category definitions have been provided to help you select the right place for your product to be entered.
Please note that categories have been grouped by A-Z.
To enter, click on the category below and you will be taken to the online entry form. You will be able to enter multiple categories within one entry. We have created a helpful step by step guide to entering which can be downloaded here.
Entry fee per product
: €335 + VAT.
Small producer entry fee: (fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million): €125 + VAT. Click here to request your Small Producer discount promo code.
Chocolate and Confectionery
Chocolate bars, boxes, sharing bags e.g. fudge, tablets, truffles, seasonal (excludes Christmas), sweets, nougat, marshmallows
Anything you add to your meal after preparation to enhance the flavour, i.e. mayonnaise, brown sauce, mustard, ketchup, mint sauce, cranberry jelly, balsamic glaze etc. Excludes Oils, Vinegars and Dressings see ‘Oils, Vinegars and Dressing’
Anything you add to your meal during the cooking stage, i.e. stir-in pasta sauce or pesto, curry sauce etc. Includes wet or dry rubs, pastes and marinades, jar or sachet sauces
Desserts and Puddings
Sweet pudding or desserts, whether stored ambient, chilled or frozen e.g. cheesecakes, tarts, crumbles, pies, sponges. Includes individual desserts i.e. mousses, crème caramel etc. Excludes Ice Cream and Lollies, see ‘Ice Cream and Lollies’
Inclusive of all unprepared eggs e.g. chicken, duck, quail, and varieties e.g. blue, brown
Food To Go
Pre-prepared, ready to heat/eat hot food products inclusive of sandwiches, salads, wraps and sushi etc
Products specifically created and marketed to exclude at least one of the following allergens: celery; crustaceans; eggs; gluten; fish; lupin; milk; mustard; molluscs; nuts; peanuts; sesame; soya; sulphates
Inclusive of prepared or unprepared fruit, salad and vegetables e.g. pre-cut fruit pots, whole fruits, stir fry kits, vegetable roasting trays, whole vegetables, salad bags, coleslaw, potato salad etc
Ice Cream and Lollies
Any ice cream product including individual hand-held lollies, tubs and pots, frozen yoghurt, sorbet
Any prepared or unprepared accompaniments to a meal e.g. boxty, stuffing, bacon and cabbage, gratins, chips, whether ambient, chilled or frozen. Excludes Christmas, see ‘Christmas’
Oils, Vinegars and Dressings
Inclusive of all oils, vinegars and dressing used in cooking or to add to a meal, e.g. balsamic vinegar, rapeseed oil, salad dressing. Excludes condiments, see 'condiments'
Pasta, Rice & Grains
Pasta or noodles, can be fresh or dried, with or without filling; rice; grains and pulses of any variety or flavour e.g. couscous, pearl barley
Pizza with any type of toppings, including chilled and frozen.
Preserves and Sweet Spreads
Inclusive of jams, sweet spreads, honey, peanut butter etc
Quiches, Pies and Savoury Pastries
Includes ambient, chilled or frozen. Also includes sausage rolls, slices and savoury tarts
Relishes and Chutneys
Any relish or chutney including savoury jams or marmalades suitable for cheese e.g. pickled chutney, onion marmalade. Excludes Christmas products, see Christmas
Products specifically created with reduced sugars, salts, fats in comparison to their standard counterparts e.g. reduced fat salad dressings, reduced salt condiments, sugar-free drinks, ice cream etc. Does not include reduced fat meat products, see ‘Meat’ for ‘reduced meat category’
Items typically found in store cupboard used to create, enhance or accompany a dish including home baking, cooking ingredients like stock, herbs and spices and passata.
Inclusive of ambient and chilled soups