Great Taste 2021 – the world’s largest award scheme for food & drink

Great Taste 2021 – the world’s largest award scheme for food & drink

Many of you may have already heard about Great Taste – the world’s largest award scheme for food & drink producers. The Guild of Fine Food, organisers of the Great Taste awards, have provided us with some information which you may find helpful.

Calling all food and drink producers! Great Taste opens for entry next month - don’t miss the opportunity to put your food or drink to the test with Great Taste’s panel of over 500 experts. It is a quick way to get honest, straightforward and impartial feedback from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers. Whether your product receives a 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade, Great Taste stars are highly respected seals of approval.

General entry dates

General entry opens: 15 February from midday

Entry closes: 1 March at midday (competition will close earlier if entry cap is reached)

Guild of Fine Food members have priority entry from 1 February until 15 February.

If you’re not a food producer but love good food and drink you might like to visit to discover the award winners from last year’s Great Taste awards. You can filter by county which will help you to shop locally and support businesses in Derbyshire.

For more information, visit and for a more in-depth look at the process, hear first-hand what Great Taste can do for your business and how an awarded product is seen within the industry, take a look at this video. You can also take a look at this helpful guide, which explains why you should enter Great Taste. 

If you have any questions that aren’t covered here, email

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