May 2, 2022
Dallas Market calls for submissions for Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards

The Dallas Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards competition, held at Dallas Market Center during the Total Home & Gift Market, June 22-28, is now accepting entries.

The Gourmet Gold Specialty Food Awards celebrates exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet products industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. With more than 1,000 product lines of gourmet food and accessories featured across the marketplace including in the Gourmet Market in the World Trade Center and the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, gourmet maintains a strong presence at Dallas Market Center as resources in the category continue to expand.


  • Best of Kitchen and Entertaining
  • Best Baked Good
  • Best Beverage
  • Best Condiment I – sauces, rubs, seasonings
  • Best Condiment II – oils, vinegars, dressings
  • Best Fruit Confit
  • Best Soup or Chili
  • Best Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Non-Chocolate Candy/Dessert
  • Best Snack
  • Best Healthy Lifestyle


Food entries are judged on taste, originality, and packaging. Kitchen and Entertaining entries are judged on functionality, design, and originality. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center exhibitors in permanent showrooms or temporary space for June 2022 Total Home & Gift Market.

Participants may enter one product per category in up to two categories, and the entry fee is $50 per entry or two for $75. Entries are due by June 1, 2022. Details are available at

Judging will take place during the Total Home & Gift Market and winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Friday, June 24 at 4 p.m. in the World Trade Center Atrium.

Judges for the Event

  • Maria Whitworth, director of marketing & advertising, Edible Dallas Fort Worth magazine
  • Andrew Shipman, general manager, Billy Can Can restaurant
  • Cullen Potts, co-owner, Berkley’s Market

Hotel Information

Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyer travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of the campus, are offering updated rates as low as $119. Rates valid until 2 weeks prior to Market, based on availability and are subject to change at any time so please reach out to Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.

Additional Trade Events

In addition to the Total Home and Gift Market, other trade events this summer offer buyers a safe and welcoming marketplace. Events include Apparel & Accessories Market (June 14-17); Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show (June 22-25); and KidsWorld (June 22-28).

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