The 2011 GOURMET AWARDS Committee has announced that new product nominations are now being openly accepted for four days only for the upcoming awards competition which runs from August thru October.
The 1st Annual Gourmet Product Awards celebrate the year's best in Baked Goods, Beverages, Cheese, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea to Gourmet Gift Boxes, Hors d'Oeuvres to New Popular Trends such as Raw, Natural or Organic Selections. Any company in the world selling gourmet products to North America can enter. First round nominees were selected by the media while judge honorees and winners will include celebrity chefs and tastemakers from across the country.
News reporters and various media outlets may still submit nominations until August 25th, 2011. Finalists are decided in September, and the winners are announced on October 24th via a live press conference. To submit a nomination for any category, go to www.GourmetAwards.org
The 1st Annual Awards press conference will invite newspaper reporters, talk show producers, executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Magazines, Talk Radio and more.
In addition to new judges added to the roster, several new store sponsors and food association partnerships are about to be confirmed for the 2nd Annual GOURMET AWARDS program.
As high end lifestyle consumer appetites become more refined interest in gourmet and celebrity chef culture has increased demand for specialty and fine dining ratings and new gourmet product recognition. The GOURMET PRODUCT AWARDS will spotlight the year's best achievements in over 36 categories of various food types and non-food products from around the world.
As a new product awards competition, the food industry has been buzzing about the event and responding in droves. Over 300 nominations have been approved for official entry so far with another hundred or more expected. The Gourmet Product Awards plans to launch several notable business partnerships and projects for nominees, winners, presenters, and sponsors in the future.
For more information about the GOURMET PRODUCT AWARDS, go to the official website www.GourmetAwards.org.