Categories 

The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards offer a large selection of categories to ensure your product is best positioned for judging. We have grouped these categories to make it easier for you to enter. Please select from the options below to be taken to the relevant categories.


Small Producers discount

Don't forget if you are a small producer you can benefit from a reduced entry fee. The Small Producer Award is open to all companies with fewer than 10 staff and annual sales under €1 million. Click here to redeem your Small Producer Discount.

Food Categories

These categories are specific to retail and convenience products available in Ireland.

Each category has been tailored to represent the key drivers in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Foodservice Categories

These categories are specific to foodservice and wholesale products available in Ireland,
 and will be judged with a foodservice focused set of judges and judging criteria.

Drink Categories

The drinks categories comprise of categories for wine, beer, cider and spirits.

These categories are open to alcoholic or 0% alcohol products.

Each judge brings their expertise to bear on the drinks submitted and rewards according to industry standard marks of excellence and quality.

Christmas Categories

Products designed specifically for sale during the festive season.