The Food Network Awards are a United States television production awards ceremony, focused on giving awards to chefs, cities, restaurants, and other notable food related institutions.
The first ever Food Network Awards took place as part of the Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami on February 23, 2007. Emeril Lagasse served as Master of Ceremonies for this awards show honoring achievements in the world of food and entertaining. The event was taped live at the festival and aired on the Food Network April 15, 2007.
The Good Food Awards or GFAs is an annual award competition for outstanding American craft food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. Created by the Good Food Foundation (formerly Seedling Projects), the Good Food Awards take place in San Francisco and are designed to celebrate foods that are “tasty, authentic, and responsibly produced. An annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace is held to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities. The Good Food Awards have been particularly notable in the coffee industry. As of the 2019 Good Food Awards, Patric Chocolate has won twenty-three awards, more than any other entrant.
The Guild of Fine Food (GFF) is a British family-owned company founded by Bob Farrand in 1992.
All five directors are members of the Farrand family. Bob Farrand is the chairman, his son John Farrand is the managing director, daughter-in-law Tortie Farrand marketing director, his wife Linda Farrand a director and niece Sally Coley
GFF promotes the Great Taste Awards and also the World Cheese Awards which were initiated in 1988.
From its base in Gillingham near Shaftesbury in Dorset, it promotes producers and sellers of ‘artisan food and drink’ across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation to recognize culinary professionals in the United States. The awards recognize chefs, restaurateurs, authors and journalists each year, scheduled around James Beard’s May 5 birthday. The media awards are presented at a dinner in New York City; the chef and restaurant awards were also presented in New York until 2015, when the Foundation’s annual gala moved to Chicago. Chicago will continue to host the Awards up to 2027
The Curry Awards is an award given to curry restaurants in the United Kingdom, which have achieved “total excellence” in all departments by The Curry Club in association with its publication, The Good Curry Guide.
The Good Curry Guide Awards ceremony was established in May 1991 by Pat Chapman and was the first awards ceremony of any restaurant sector.
The Superior Taste Award is an annual non-competitive prize open to any consumer food or drink product. Participation is subject to payment of an entry fee that include a sensory evaluation of the product by professional Chefs & Sommeliers.
It is organised since 2005 by the International Taste Institute, who specialised in the sensory evaluation and certification of consumer food & drink products.
The Superior Taste Award certification recognizes products of high gustatory quality.
Products are blind tested by a panel of professional Chefs & Sommeliers who score the products out of 100 on each of the 5 International Hedonic Sensory Analysis criteria: First Impression, vision, olfaction, taste, texture (food) or final sensation (drinks)
Products are tested following a monadic methodology, on their own merits, not competing against other products. Products reaching a global score above 70% are granted the Superior Taste Award.