DALLAS – The Dallas Market Center is now accepting entries for its Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, to be held during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 23-29. In addition, Gourmet Catalog is planning its 2021 GC Member Conference during the market, which will celebrate GC’s 40th anniversary.
Food entries are judged on taste, originality and packaging. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center exhibitors in permanent showrooms or temporary space for next month’s market. Participants may enter one product per category in up to two categories, and the entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Entries are due by June 1. Details are available here.
The 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 – includes sauces, pies, cakes, cookies
- Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert – includes caramels, taffy, brittles, pralines, cookies
- Best Snack – dips, salsas, nuts
- Best Healthy Lifestyle – includes organic, gluten free, sugarless, vegan products
Judging will take place during the Total Home & Gift Market and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on June 26 at 4 p.m. in the World Trade Center Atrium.
The Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center features more than 1,000 product lines of gourmet food and accessories.
The 2021 GC Member Conference is scheduled for June 23 and 24 at the Dallas Market Center, where stores and will unite for a Member Meeting and Vendor Showcase, including a celebration to honor GC’s 40th anniversary.
Andrea is passionate about home design, and has covered the home furnishings industry for most of her journalism career. She is the Managing Editor of Designers Today; in addition, she also serves as the Managing Editor of HFN and Lighting Editor for Home Accents Today. Andrea lives in beautiful Brooklyn, where she could very well be the only person without a tattoo.