Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards are open for entries

All retailers, food producers and manufacturers from across the country are being invited to enter products for the chance to achieve industry acclaim in the prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.

Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise excellence in products available to Irish consumers. With categories enhanced for 2016, there are even more opportunities to impress the team of expert judges. Once again, judging will take place across four weeks in June and July. The results will be announced at a gala dinner in September at the Round Room at the Mansion House.

The awards are organised into two distinct sections: Irish Quality Food Awards – products for the multiple and independent grocery retail market; and the Irish Quality Drink Awards – alcoholic drinks for the retail sector. Following the success of its inaugural year, the Irish Café Quality Food Awards has also launched again to recognise excellence in food service.

Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group events manager, Lara Newton, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the growing success of these awards and so pleased to be preparing a fabulous event for 2016. As former winners can testify, picking up an Irish Quality Food and Drink Award is a powerful marketing tool, with many winners using the awards’ logos on their packaging and in national press, television, and outdoor advertising. We listen to our partners in the industry and have introduced detailed category definitions which we hope will encourage even more people to enter and enjoy showcasing their success.”

For information on how to enter and for a full list of category descriptions, visit the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards website at www.irish.qualityfoodawards.com and the Irish Café Quality Food Awards website at www.irishcafe.qualityfoodawards.com

Entries for the awards will be accepted until May 25.

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