Dallas Market Center Names Gourmet Gold Judging Panel

The Dallas Market Center has named its panel of judges for the Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, to be held during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, January 17 to 23.

The Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, recognizes exceptional manufacturers in the housewares industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. Housewares products have expanded at Dallas Market Center, with more than 300 housewares product lines now featured throughout the entire marketplace, including the housewares neighborhood in the Trade Mart.

The judges are:

  • Dotty Griffith, the former Dallas Morning News restaurant critic, is an expert on Texas culinary traditions and innovations as well as a cookbook author.
  • Jeffrey Kollinger, culinary entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in culinary design, event creation, and catering management. He currently serves as the CEO of Innovative Hospitality Group (IHG), CEO of The Spice of Life Catering, and owner of Tillman’s Roadhouse in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District.
  • Jim White, a major-market media veteran who has blended his passion for broadcasting, social media, and special events with his love of food, wine, and travel. White is the founder of Savor Dallas, author, radio host, and business owner.

The Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards will present awards in eight categories with a special Best in Class award selected from among the category recipients. The January 2018 award categories include Cookware/Bakeware, Kitchen Electrics, Kitchen Tools & Gadgets, Serveware, Cutlery, Barware, Kitchen Textiles, and Beverageware.

The judging will take place on January 17. Winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on January 18 in the Trade Mart 2800 balcony at 6 p.m.