Entries open for Blas 2014

The Blas awards are the biggest blind tasting of produce in the country, and the criteria on which the product is judged as well as the judging system itself, which was developed by Blas na hEireann with the Food Science Dept of UCC, is now recognised as an international industry standard.

The Blas Awards is a non-for profit organisation and was founded so that quality benchmarks could be established for Irish produce on a level playing field. Winning at Blas has made a significant business difference to our winners. Read their testimonials, they are our best ambassadors.

Once again this year they are offering entrants an opportunity to avail of an early bird rate of €35 per entry if entered before 30th April. Any entries received after this date and up until 17th June will be at a charge of €45 per product.

Important dates
April 30th  – Closing date for early bird
June 17th  – Final closing date for entry
Aug 5th – 7th – UCC Delivery for initial judging (all categories excluding 20 – 25)
Sept 3rd – The Baking Academy Delivery & Judging (categories 20 – 25)
September – Shortlisted producers will be notified
Oct 2nd – Finalist 2nd round judging
Oct 4th – Finalist Networking Event & Award ceremony

If you would like to find out more about Blas just get in touch by emailtoinfo@irishfoodawards.com or call 087 9029329

And the Galway County & City Enterprise Board is delighted to be one of the main sponsors working with Blas Na HEireann to present Best in Galway and Best in Farmers Market Galway:-)