Great Taste

Great Taste is the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink awards.
Putting your food or drink to the test with our panel of over 450 experts is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers. Whether your product receives a 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade, Great Taste stars are highly respected seals of approval.
It’s all about the STARS…


How to enter

Guild of Fine Food members have exclusive access to enter their products during MEMBERS’ FORTNIGHT which ends on Sunday 1 February.

Entry for non-members who supply the independent retail sector opens on Monday 2 February.

Great Taste will close for entry on Friday 27 February or when a cap of 10,000 products is reached.

Download the following documents and read them before you start your online entry.

Entry Brochure | Food & Drink Categories | Great Taste T&CsYour Product Journey

Your Product Journey  – Spanish | Greek | Portuguese | Italian | French

You can download a step-by-step guide to how you enter online here.

Video: A bit of help…especially on the product description

Great Taste 2015 Entry Video from 60secondreviews Food on Vimeo.

Guide to entering online  – Spanish  | Greek  | Portuguese  | Italian  French

If you haven’t entered Great Taste before you will need to Register with MyGuild, our online community.  The process is simple.  If you entered last year you will be able to use the same log-in and password*.

If you have any questions you can call the Great Taste team on + 44 (0) 1747 825200.

*Note that you will need to re-set your password in 2015 by following the ‘Forgotten your password’ link.

Why enter

A one, two or three-star accreditation means your food will stand out on the overcrowded retail shelves. Coupled with the extensive consumer and trade promotion by the Guild of Fine Food it will lead to increased sales and brand awareness.

Quite simply Great Taste encourages greater confidence and commercial success in small businesses locally, regionally, nationally and internationally whilst helping to improve the food and drink of those who don’t quite make the grade.

Cost of entry

Members’ Fortnight

  • Turnover less than £1million:
    £33 per product (+VAT)
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    £43 per product (+VAT)

General Entry

  • Turnover less than £1million:
    £47 per product (+VAT)
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    £77 per product (+VAT)
  • Supermarket own label products:
    £155 per product (+VAT)

Key dates 2015


Members' Fortnight

Open for entries for Guild Members only


Members' Fortnight closes

Closing for entries for Guild Members


General Entry

Members and non-members


Close for entries

Unless we get to 10,000 entries first


Delivery instructions

Download notifications begin via email and will continue throughout April & May


Judging commences

Scheduled judging of products begins


Judging ends


3-star Judging Day

All 3-star products are judged, followed by Supreme judging in the afternoon



Results and feedback will be available from


Top 50 Foods

A full list of the Top 50 Foods is published in August


Golden Forks

Dinner and Presentations at The Royal Garden Hotel, London

Useful downloads & Press

Download the Great Taste national & regional press releases. For further press enquiries contact Joanne Myram or Tortie Farrand or visit our Press Room.

Watch all the Top 50 videos here.

What is Great Taste and what do the stars mean? Find out more here.

Interested in supporting or sponsoring Great Taste?  Read more.

Would you like to enter Great Taste in 2016? Contact Charlie Westcar.

How Great Taste works

Over 400 judges working in small teams judged 10,000 food and drink products this year at over 50 judging days, from April through to the middle of July.  They awarded one-, two or three-stars to the foods that deserved it and one of the judges on each team captured constructive feedback for the producers who didn’t quite make the grade.

Last year we judged in Belfast, the Harrogate Speciality Food Show and at specialist test centres for tea, filter coffee and espresso with the remainder of our judging days at Guild HQ in Dorset.

You can search for all 2014 winners  here or download a PDF of the GT14 Major Winners.

You can search for all 2013 winners here or download a PDF of the GT13 Major Winners

The major winners

Find out who won Golden Fork Awards here.

Golden Forks 2014

Sponsors of this years event

  • aga
  • bordbia
  • Chefs on Stage
  • cotswold
  • cressco
  • Event Owl
  • harrods
  • hider
  • hotelindigo
  • inkreadible
  • inverst_ni
  • bigfish
  • le_gruyere
  • marylebone
  • Minghella
  • partridges
  • pettywood
  • pipers
  • rowcliffe
  • scarlett_mustard
  • scotland
  • selfridges
  • speciality
  • stefan_palsson
  • suki
  • threelittlepigs
  • wales_fandd
  • womanandhome
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