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

Great Taste 2016 opens for entry in January 2016.

The 2015 documents below may be useful for reference.

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

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

If you have any questions you can call the Great Taste team on + 44 (0) 1747 825200 or to make sure you receive details to enter in 2016 email Great Taste 2016.


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:
    2016 prices tbc
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    2016 prices tbc

General Entry

  • Turnover less than £1million:
    2016 prices tbc
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    2016 prices tbc
  • Supermarket own label products:
    2016 prices tbc

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 Great Taste 2016.

How Great Taste works

Over 400 judges working in small teams judged 10,000 food and drink products this year at 49 judging days, from April through to early 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.

This year the Great Taste judging roadshow went to Wales with a week’s tasting in Cardiff, supported by the Welsh Government. As ever we have judged at specialist test centres for tea, filter coffee and espresso with the remainder of the judging days at Guild HQ in Dorset.

You can search for all 2014 winners  here or download a PDF of the GT15 Major Winners.

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 the 2014 Golden Fork Awards here.

Golden Forks 2014

Sponsors of this year's event

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