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Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards Call for Entries

Dallas, April 20, 2018 – Dallas Market Center announced the call for entries for the 9th Annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards to be held at Dallas Market Center during the Total Housewares and Gourmet Market, June 20-26. This year also marks the 30th Anniversary of Dallas Market Center’s Gourmet Market, in addition to milestone anniversaries of many of its exhibitors.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, celebrates manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,000 product lines of gourmet food and accessories featured in the Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center, gourmet maintains a presence at Dallas Market Center as resources in the category continue to expand.


June 2018 Gourmet Gold Specialty Foods Awards categories are:

  • Best Baked – cookies, cake, breads, mixes
  • Best Beverage – hot or cold
  • Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings
  • Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings
  • Fruit Confit – jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades
  • Best Soup/Chili
  • Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts
  • Best Healthy Lifestyle – organic, gluten free, sugar free

Food entries are judged based on taste, originality and packaging. Participation is limited to current Gourmet Market exhibitors or Temporary exhibitors for June Market. Participants may enter in up to two categories, entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Entries are being accepted until the deadline of Friday, May 21, 2018. The first eight entries will be featured on the Shelf Talk page in the June edition of Gourmet Insider.

Judging will take place Thursday, June 21 and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 22, in the World Trade Center Atrium at 6 p.m. Featuring more than 1,000 product lines from specialty food and beverages, kitchen and wine accessories, housewares, casual tabletop and gifts for all occasions.

The 30th Anniversary of Gourmet Market brings with it milestone anniversaries for its exhibitors as well. The following exhibitors will be honored during the Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards during June Total Housewares and Gourmet Market:

  • Carmie’s Kitchen, 1988
  • Lammes Candies, 1988
  • Redstone Foods, 1988
  • Sweet Shop USA, 1988
  • Claudia B Chocolates, 1996
  • Indianola Pecan House, 1997
  • Lois Roush, 1997
  • Pelican Bay, 1997
  • New Canaan Farms, 1998
  • Great San Saba River Pecans, 1999
  • Neighbors Coffee, 1999
  • Quintessential Chocolates, 2000
  • Holiday Tins Containers, 2001
  • Prairie Thyme, 2001
  • Coffee City, 2002

For more information visit Gourmet Gold Awards and to stay connected make sure to use #GourmetGold on social media. Visit the Dallas Market Center website for a complete list of events. 

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