Entry Deadline Friday 17 July

Judging Partner



Judging will once again be held at the Limerick Institute of Technology in Limerick.  The college has state-of-the-art facilities, teaching kitchens, and a consumer and sensory lab facility.  Judging sessions will take place in the Taste Restaurant at LIT.

In the kitchen, our team of fully qualified chefs and home economists will prepare, serve and store the products. They will:

  • Calibrate the ovens before judging begins, using domestic ovens and microwaves to ensure the process reflects cooking in the home
  • Ensure all items are prepared exactly to their on-pack instructions, as a consumer would at home
  • Make sure every judge gets a sample that accurately reflects the whole product
  • Photograph any damaged or poorly performing products for feedback

This upholds the integrity of the awards and ensures they maintain their high standards.

We are delighted to be returning to this great venue and look forward to seeing all the fantastic products from the best Irish retailers and producers!