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Promoting excellence in speciality food & drink

Great Taste

great-taste-2014-logoGreat Taste is the largest and most trusted awards scheme for speciality fine food & drink.
Putting your food to the test with our panel of over 400 experts is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers.


The major winners

Find out who won Golden Fork Awards here.

Golden Forks 2014

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.

Useful downloads & Press

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

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

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.

This 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

Cost of entry 2015

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 closes

Closing for entries for Guild Members


General Entry

Members and non-members


Close for entries

Unless we get to 10,000 entries first


Golden Forks

Dinner and Presentations at The Royal Garden Hotel, London

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