Taste of Dorset Awards 2013

Welcome to the sixth annual Taste of Dorset Awards, Blackmore Vale Media’s celebration of the best of Dorset’s food and drink, presented in conjunction with headline sponsor Colten Care and other leading local businesses.

This year’s awards were officially launched on 29th April, with 11 classes covering everything from Dorset’s top restaurants to community gardens, vegetable patches and window boxes.

We are keen to open up the competition to more food producers and businesses, so withso with our 2013 Awards last year’s winners are not eligible  for the same class in the following year. (ie 2012 winners are not eligible for the same awards in 2013).

We are delighted to welcome again Colten Care as our headline sponsor for this year. The family-owned care home business has a strong commitment to serving excellent food to residents, and Colten Care chefs are contributing their favourite recipes each month in BV Media’s Cook’s Column feature.

Colten Care is sponsoring the award for outstanding contribution to food in Dorset.

The Dorset’s Best Recipe class, sponsored by Dorset Farmers’ Market  is a competition for professional chefs, cooks and cookery writers to enter original recipes, making use of Dorset sourced or produced ingredients; and three professional finalists will be selected for a cook-off at Bridport Food Festival in June. There is also a second recipe class for keen domestic cooks, with a cook-off at Poundbury Farmers’ Market in July, and their recipes will be published in the Blackmore Vale Magazine in August

The awards will be presented by  Peter Gorton on 30th August at the Dorset County Showground.

Deadline for Best Dorset Recipe, Friday 24th May

Deadline for other entries, Friday 5th July