Template Press Release for all winning producers
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[Insert name of company] is among the Great Taste winners of 2018
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2018. Out of over 12,600 products to be judged, [name of your company and region] was awarded a [delete as appropriate – 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour / 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond delicious / 3-star Great Taste award, which means the product was described by judges as extraordinarily tasty] for its [name of your winning product(s). You could also add a little description and judges’ comments here.]
Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.
[Your name and position in company], explains: [Your quote should go here – if you have never entered Great Taste before then you could say what made you decide to enter this year. If you are a multi-Great Taste winner, maybe explain how the logo has added value to your business in terms of credibility, opening doors to new retailers, and ultimately increasing sales. The press will also like to hear how you’ll be celebrating with your team and, for instance, if you are holding a tasting event in a local deli/farm shop/food hall to celebrate, then maybe give the place a plug too!]
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
There were 12,634 entries into Great Taste this year and of those products, 192 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,207 received a 2-star and 3,254 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges this year included; MasterChef 2018 champion, Kenny Tutt, chef and food writer, Elly Curshen, eco chef and food writer, Tom Hunt, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker Tom Herbert, author and blogger, Izy Hossack, and baker and recipe writer, Martha Collison, as well as food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges and Sourced Market. These esteemed palates have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the Great Taste 2018 Supreme Champion.
Great Taste 2018 will reach its exciting finale on Sunday 2 September, when the world of fine food gathers at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London to find out the Great Taste Golden Fork trophy winners for each region, with the final applause reserved for the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2018.
Date: [Insert date of press release]
For more information: [Insert your name and contact details]