2024 Judging Criteria

The Quality Food Awards are renowned throughout the industry for their rigorous and stringent judging process.

The judging panel is comprised of a variety of respected food experts to bring the widest pool of knowledge possible to the judging sessions, a long-standing and highly regarded tradition which sets the Quality Food Awards apart; this ensures that you can trust that your product will be judged by the best in the industry.

Once again we will have an expert kitchen team headed up by Bridget Colvin. Bridget brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the judging, having worked alongside celebrity chefs, behind the scenes on well-known TV shows, as well as writing recipes, developing exciting new products, teaching and of course private dining.

Above all else, the product must taste great.

Does the product deliver on the flavours it promises?

How is the mouthfeel of the product?

How does the product smell, is it inviting and represent the flavour(s) it should?

The quality of the ingredients list will be studied – how clean is it? Does it deliver on it’s claims e.g. health benefits, nutritional profile?

Where has the product come from? Tell us about its journey.

How does the product look served?

Is the pack eye-catching and does the imagery match the served product? Have you used the least amount of packaging possible with the most sustainable option?

Does the product represent good value for money? The product can be expensive, but as long as the value for money is there it is worth the prize e.g. high-quality ingredients, organic, fair trade etc

What is new and exciting about your product? Or, is it a tried and tested product that serves a purpose in the marketplace?