Dallas Market Center recently announced the winners of the fourth annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Awards at a June 21 ceremony and cocktail reception. The event was held at The Culinary Stage on the first floor of the facility’s World Trade Center during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.
The awards celebrate exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. The winners came from several categories.
Best Beverage: Peach Bellini, Wine-A-RitaBest Condiment: Le’Popcorn Marinade, Le’ Popcorn and CandyBest Fruit Confit: Sweet Onion Farmstyle Chutney, Columbia Empire FarmsBest Kitchen Gadget: Collapsible KlipScoop, DexasBest Kitchen Textile: Hot Mama Apron, Jen Rosie DesignsBest Small Appliance: Chef Pro Tortilla Maker, Mercantile International NABest Snack: Marathon Endurance Mix Granola, Nate & Sassy’s Gourmet GranolaBest Soup/Chili: Dinner Tonight White Bean Chili, Backyard Safari Co.Best Sweet: Fleur De Sel Toffee, Lambrecht GourmetBest Tabletop: Going Stemless Magnetic Cocktail Charms, Going Stemless LLC.
Criteria for judging food entries were originality, taste and packaging. For housewares, they were innovation, visual appeal and practicality. This year’s judges were Amy Pinkerton, buyer for kitchen & dining décor and entertainment for Pier 1 Imports, and Anastacia Quiñones, the executive chef at Komali Restaurant in Dallas.