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.

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5 responses to Quality Food Awards is looking for judges

  1. You know, I would love to do that one day. I think, in order to give truly meaningful and articulate responses, however, I’d like to study a bit with some of the other judges. Are there any mentorship programs for that kind of thing? Any ideas on whom to contact about it, besides Jane?

  2. Sounds very interesting. Have just sent in an email to be considered, so you never know!

  3. Eli said on July 15, 2013

    Sounds like a great thing to do, Just cannot decide if i am going to send a email through to be considered.

  4. wow its so great !! And btw what will be awarded to the winner?

  5. Sounds great, perhaps next year for me. :-)

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