Quality Food Awards is looking for judges
July 9, 2013 in Events
The Quality Food Awards have been running in the UK for over 30 years and are highly regarded in the food industry. They have been asked for a number of years to run awards for Northern Ireland and Ireland and this year they are doing just that. They have had a great response from the industry and have had over 300 entries.
Judging panels are meeting at the Dublin Institute of Technology on 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 July to look at products by category across each day. Judges sit in panels of 12. Each judge is given the same product and they assess it while looking at a number of given criteria (e.g. flavour, texture, info on pack, ability to meet its aims in marketplace, value for money, etc.) and then they record their responses on individual computers, which are provided. There is then a short group discussion about the product and a notetaker records any useful points from that conversation. When the whole category is judged, judges then vote individually for the best products in the category, answers are tallied and a winner is found.
They are looking for one food blogger to be a judge each day. If you would like to be considered, contact and she can tell you the schedule and ask you to suggest the day you think would be appropriate for you to attend. It’s a great day – you can see what’s happening in the industry, meet peers and hear what others think is going on and you also get invited as a guest to the awards event on 18 September.