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Celebrating the best of Scotland’s exceptional food and drink scene, The Excellence Awards shine a light on the incredible businesses that call this unique country their home. For over 22 years, this event has brought together the finest Scottish producers with key influencers and decision makers across the sector. Underpinned by people, passion, and perseverance, it is an opportunity to toast to our industry’s fantastic achievements of the past year, whilst looking to the future and supporting the next wave of innovation and creativity.
The Awards explore specialist taste categories for quality food and drink, alongside business categories championing noteworthy, tenacious organisations. Our expert judging panel, made up of key buyers, influencers, and chefs, work to reward and reflect on the hard work and determination behind each entry. From brand new start-ups to industry giants, these awards are for you.
Of course, with a room full of foodies, the night itself includes the opportunity to try out some of Scotland’s best produce. We can’t wait to take you with us once again as we experience a true taste of excellence.
Take a look at this year's Tasted and Business Award Categories:
Artisan Product of the Year
Bakery Product of the Year
Beer & Cider Product of the Year
Confectionery Product of the Year
Soft Drink Product of the Year
Dairy Product of the Year
Distilling Product of the Year -white spirits
Distilling Product of the Year -dark spirits
Fish & Seafood Product of the Year
Free From Award
Healthier Choice Product of the Year
Snacks & Accompaniments Product of the Year
Meat Product of the Year
Scotch Brand Product of the Year
Best for Scottish (Independent)
Best for Scottish (Multiple)
Employer of the Year
Regional Food and Drink Award
Primary Producer of the Year
A real standout event, our Excellence Awards gala dinner is all about celebrating in style. It’s about raising a glass to the hard work and determination that runs through our industry’s collective experience, whilst enjoying some of the best food and drink that Scotland has to offer.
In true Excellence Awards tradition, the night will be hosted by a celebrity foodie personality, alongside some fantastic entertainment. The setting provides a great opportunity to rub shoulders with all the movers and the shakers from international brands and household names to government and industry influencers.
Thu, Sep 7, 2023 | 1 day event
EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh
Scotland Food & Drink
0131 335 0940