Dallas Market Center Debuts Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards

The first annual Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by GOURMET INSIDER®, sister publication to HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, will be held at Dallas Market Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24, 2017.

“Dallas Market Center is home to some of the most prominent and respected names in the housewares industry,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Recognizing products that are innovative, stylish and exceedingly functional is tremendously important to the Market Center. We have one of the fastest growing housewares marketplaces in the country and we are privileged to share these products with our buyers.”

Housewares resources at the Dallas Market Center have grown during the past two years by more than 50%, including new and expanded corporate showrooms, rep rooms and a shared showroom space.

The Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards will present awards to recipients in nine categories. A special Best in Class award will be selected from among the category recipients. The award categories include:

  • Cookware/Bakeware
  • Kitchen Electrics
  • Kitchen Tools & Gadgets
  • Serveware
  • Cutlery
  • Barware
  • Cookbooks/Publishing
  • Kitchen Textiles
  • Beverageware

Following the success of the Gourmet Gold Awards, which recognizes the best in specialty food each June, the Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards has been established to recognize products in the housewares industry.

“Gourmet Insider is pleased to sponsor the Gourmet Gold Awards program, which spotlights the growing array of breakthrough gourmet housewares presented at the Dallas Market Center,” said Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of Gourmet Insider. “Participating in the Gourmet Gold Awards program is an effective way for vendors at the market to amplify awareness of their creative efforts to bring exciting new products to their retailers and consumers.”

Call for entries will be October 1, 2016, and the award ceremony will be held January 19, 2017, during the winter market.