ROYAL TASMANIAN FINE FOOD AWARDS
THE ROYAL TASMANIAN FINE FOOD AWARDS
Each year the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania (RAST) hosts the annual Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards. This event brings many judges from all over Australia (local and interstate), together to find our country’s best produce!
Established in 1995, our Fine Food Awards is one of the most respected and longest running food awards in Australia. Although running for over 24 years, we aim to continue evolving to keep up with the ever-changing trends of the Australian food industry, consumer tastes and needs by considering new classes and sections.
We aim to promote and encourage excellence in the Australian food industry by providing a quality bench-marking system that enables fine food producers to assess the quality of their products against their contemporaries and competitors. We encourage feedback and it is not unusual to see manufacturers approaching these awards as a learning exercise, growing and adjusting each year in an effort to improve and ultimately achieve gold, champion and reserved champion of selected categories.
In its 25th Year, the Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards committee has finalised its plans for this year’s Awards season.
This year sees the awards held in sections across five months of the year. This allows for more seasonality of entries, closer attention to individual categories, and a more COVID safe approach, compared to one big event as the Awards were previously configured.
The name change from Royal Hobart to Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards also reflects a greater directional change led by RAST, the committee, industry partners, and feedback from producers and sponsors. The Awards are a significant food industry event, attracting entries from every corner of Tasmania, and all parts of Australia.
2023 Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards Schedules / Results
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BAKERY, PRESERVES + PLANT BASED
WHEN: 20th/21st April 2023
Entries Close: 2nd April 2023
SEAFOOD, SMALL GOODS + DELICATESSEN
WHEN: 6th/7th July 2023
Entries Close: 11th June 2023
SWEET/SPICY, PANTRY + OTHER PRODUCTS
WHEN: 13th/14th July 2023
Entries Close: 18th June 2023
DAIRY, ICE CREAM, COFFEE, TEA + BEV
WHEN: 1st/2nd/3rd June 2023
Entries Close: 7th May 2023
WHEN: 1st September 2023
Entries Close: 6th August 2023
Upcoming events for 2023:
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MAJOR AWARDS JUDGING
All champion winners are reassessed by a panel of judges selected by the Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards committee to determine the winner of the Richard Langdon Trophy for Best Exhibit
WHEN: 10th November 2023
FINE WINE + DINE DINNER
An event to celebrate and give well deserved recognition to the award winners of the Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards, RAST hosts an annual dinner every year. Showcasing gold medal produce, this is a night to be enjoyed with live music and a great atmosphere!
WHEN: 10th November 2023