Great Taste reveals trophy nominations, as Golden Forks go virtual


Following a record-breaking 12,777 entries judged over 14 weeks, Great Taste has named this year’s Golden Fork nominees, with the big winners set to be announced during a virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Taking place across the Guild of Fine Food’s social media channels and website from 10am – 6pm, this online event will allow more people than ever to share in the drama and excitement of Great Taste’s grand finale, as the world’s most trusted food and drink awards shines a spotlight on the best of the best.

Coming later in the year than usual, after the lockdown interrupted judging just one week into the schedule, the Golden Fork trophy announcements will provide a vital boost for the industry during the all-important run-up to Christmas. Following many weeks of remote judging, followed by socially distanced judging in London and Dorset, the virtual Golden Fork event will be the final instalment in a Great Taste calendar that has been reinvented at every stage, in order to stimulate much-needed consumer support for independent retail and hospitality over the challenging months ahead.

Beginning at 10am with the first regional trophy, the Golden Fork winners will be shared at 30 minute intervals throughout the day, building to the announcement of the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2020 at 6pm. A host of Great Taste supporters and judges will reveal the winners, with a line-up including food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, baker and author, Martha Collison, wine writer and presenter, Jane Parkinson, food and drink broadcaster, Nigel Barden, and James Golding, Chef Director of THE PIG hotel group.

Food lovers, producers, retailers, buyers and chefs can keep up with all the Great Taste Golden Fork announcements via the following channels: 

Facebook: @greattasteawards

Instagram: guildoffinefood

Twitter: @guildoffinefood

YouTube: Guild of Fine Food



Great Taste 2020 Golden Fork awards and nominations: 


10:00 Golden Fork from London & the South East, sponsored by Stoke Park 

Bermondsey Street Honey for Royal Albert Dock Honey

Iain Spigs for Cumberland Sausage

Moving Mountains Foods for Moving Mountains® Sausage Burger

10:30 Golden Fork from East Anglia 

Alder Tree for Blackcurrant Fruit Cream Ice

Linden Leaf Botanicals for Le Rêve Organic Molecular Absinthe

SO Drinks for Seville Orange Gin

11:00 Golden Fork from the Midlands 

47 Degrees Coffee for Colombian Supremo

The Coffee Collaborative for Coffee Collaborative Genius Blend

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork for Free Range Pork Shoulder

11:30 Golden Fork from the North of England, sponsored by Fine Food Show North 

Di Meo’s Ice Cream for 100% Pure Bronte Pistachio Gelato

The Lost Barn Coffee Roasters for Bloomsbury Blend

Poetic License Distillery for Northern Dry Gin

12:00 Golden Fork from Scotland 

Sarah Gray’s for Sarah Gray’s Raspberry Jam

Shortbread House of Edinburgh for Pea Green Boat Cheese Sablés – Fennel and Chilli

Tayport Distillery for 1992 Raspberry Liqueur

12:30 Golden Fork from Northern Ireland, sponsored by Invest NI 

Baronscourt Estate for Wild Sika Venison French Rack

Craic Foods for Black Garlic & Porcini Sea Salt

The Little Bakehouse for Abernethy Lemon Curd

13:00 Golden Fork from Ireland, sponsored by Bord Bia 

Crossogue Preserves for Gooseberry Spread

James Whelan Butchers for Heritage Cure Ham

Ummera Smoked Products for Smoked Irish Organic Salmon

13:30 Golden Fork from Wales, sponsored by Food and Drink Wales 

Conwy Kombucha for Blighty Booch Kombucha Organic Ginger

Mario’s Luxury Dairy Ice Cream for Mario’s Red Cherry Sorbet

Wenallt Hive for Honey Vinegar with Raspberries

14:00 Golden Fork from the South West, sponsored by Bishop Fleming 

The Artisan Kitchen for Pink Gin Marmalade

Capreolus Fine Foods for Smoked Pancetta

Jess’s Ladies Organic Farm Milk for Jess’s Ladies Organic Double Cream

14:30 Golden Fork for Best Imported Food, sponsored by Speciality & Fine Food Fair 

Anchoas Hazas for Anchoas Hazas | Anchovies (Spain)

Caseificio Il Fiorino Srl for Riserva del Fondatore Fiorini Duilio (Italy)

Embutidos Ferju for Cecina de León IGP (Spain)

15:00 Ambient Product of the Year 


15:30 Nigel Barden Heritage Award, sponsored by Dunbia 


16:00 Great Taste Startisan of the Year, sponsored by Partridges 


16:30 Charcuterie Product of the Year, sponsored by Fine Food Digest 


17:00 Small Artisan Producer of the Year 


17:30 Contribution to Fine Food, sponsored by the Guild of Fine Food 


18:00 Great Taste Supreme Champion 2020 

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