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

We have now closed for entry for Great Taste 2017.

Entrants: Please do not send any products now.  We will let you know by email when your delivery instructions are available to download from your MyGuild account.  Deliveries will be called in between mid-March and mid-June.  We aim to give at least 2 weeks’ notice ahead of your delivery date.

 

Great Taste 2017 entry information documents

Please download and read the following documents before making your entries online:

Entry Brochure |  Category List |  Terms & Conditions |  Product Journey

You can download a step-by-step guide to how you enter online: EnglishFrench  |  Greek |  Italian |  PortugueseSpanish

The entry brochure is available in these languages:
French | Greek | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish

The product journey is also available in these languages:
French | Greek | Italian | Portuguese | Spanish

Watch this useful video to help you with the entry process, including writing your product description:

Keen to enter in 2018? Email greattaste@gff.co.uk with your full company details and we will add you to our database.

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 (18-31 Jan 2017)

  • Turnover less than £1million:
    £35 per product (+VAT)
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    £45 per product (+VAT)

General Entry (from 1 Feb 2017)

  • Turnover less than £1million:
    £55 per product (+VAT)
  • Turnover more than £1million:
    £85 per product (+VAT)
  • Supermarket own label products:
    £225 per product (+VAT)

Key dates

18th - 31st January 2017

Open for entry (Members' Fortnight)

Members only. To qualify for Members' Fortnight Guild members must have a valid membership up until 31st January 2017 and new Guild members must join by Friday 13th January 2017.

From 1st February 2017

Open for general entry

General entry

March to end of June 2017

Delivery Instructions calling for products

Download notifications begin via email

20th March 2017

Judging begins

15th June 2017

Judging ends

Late June 2017

3-star products re-called for judging

5th July (TBC)

3-star Judging Day

Early August 2017

Results and feedback

Mid-August 2017

List of Top 50 Foods announced

4th September 2017

Golden Fork trophies awarded at Great Taste Dinner, London

Useful downloads & Press

Download the Great Taste 2016 national & regional press releases. For further press enquiries contact Amy Brice or Tortie Farrand or visit our Press Room.

Watch all the Great Taste 2015 Top 50 videos here.

What is GT? | History of GT  | GT Roll of Honour Winners Case Studies

Interested in supporting or sponsoring Great Taste?  Read more.

Supreme Champion and Golden Forks 2016

GT supreme champion 2016 hannan meatsFour years after claiming the Great Taste Supreme Champion trophy, Northern Ireland’s Hannan Meats has become the first producer to win the title twice.

Read all about the triumph of its Glenarm Shorthorn four-rib beef roast here

Hannan Meats was among a host of  producers who won trophies at the Great Taste awards dinner on September 5.

You can search for all Great Taste winners from the last four years here

For a full list of 2016 Golden Fork winners, click here

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.

Each year we take our judging roadshow somewhere different. Last year saw us pack up from HQ and take the Great Taste team to Tipperrary in Ireland, Belfast and to central London. As ever we 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 watch more about our travels here…

Ordering Labels & Logos

If you have achieved awards for your products in the last three years you can still order labels or the electronic award artwork to display on your product’s packaging.  Please complete and return the relevant form:

Great Taste Artwork Guidelines   Great Taste Label Order Form   Great Taste Logo Request Form

Sponsors of this year's event

  • Aga Rangemaster
  • Bord Bia
  • Cress Co
  • Diverse
  • ffd
  • Food & Drink Wales
  • Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017
  • Harrods
  • Hotel Inigo
  • inkreadible
  • investni
  • Patridges
  • Petty Wood
  • Rowcliffe
  • Scotland Food & Drink
  • Selfridges & Co
  • Woman & Home
  • Andrews ingredients
  • Burren Smokehouse
  • mrs_darlington
  • Dawn Meats
  • Hawkshead
  • qvc
  • Scarlett & Mustard
  • The Seed Fund
  • stefan_palsson
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