Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards Judges Announced

Dallas Market Center has announced the judges for the 8th annual Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards.

gourmetgoldDALLAS, TX – June 12, 2017 – Dallas Market Center has announced the judges for the 8th annual Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards to be held during the upcoming Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 21-27, 2017.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry who exhibit in Dallas. The award categories include: Best Baked, Best Beverage, Best Condiment I, Best Condiment II, Best Fruit Confit, Best Soup/Chili, Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert, Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Desert, Best Snack, and the newest addition, Best Healthy Lifestyle. The judges for this year’s Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards are:

Sarah Penrod “Urban Cowgirl”: Professional chef, TV personality, and Texas mom Sarah Penrod brings her special brand of glamour with unique recipes including modern twists on favorite traditional dishes mixed with a healthy helping of spitfire attitude.

Jim White: Major-market media veteran, who has blended his passion for broadcasting, social media, and special events with his love of food, wine, and travel. Jim is the founder of Savor Dallas, author, radio host, and business owner.

Caroline Perini: Co-owner of Easy Slider Food Truck and restaurant, she has a long history of food love and appreciation. Along with her business partner and friend, Miley Holmes, Caroline created a Dallas hotspot over the past 10 years.

Food entries are judged on originality, taste, and packaging. Winners in the 10 categories will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m. in the World Trade Center 1st floor Atrium. Winners receive a promotional package and are prominently featured throughout the remainder of Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

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