THE Scotland Meals & Drink Excellence Awards has printed the shortlist of the food and drinks companies which were named as finalists in 2023.
The 75 companies shortlisted symbolize the vary of Scottish food and drinks manufacturing which drive worth and shopper selection available in the market, equivalent to high quality shellfish, craft beer, dairy, tea, confectionery and Scotch beef.
The classes have all been tasted and judged on innovation, enterprise and excellence by an skilled panel of business consumers, cooks, hospitality leaders, and food and drinks writers.
This yr, winners of the Excellence Awards might be introduced on the business favorite black tie award night time by foodie TV persona Fred Sirieix on 7 September on the EICC.
The companies shortlisted embrace main producers like Graham’s, the Household Dairy, Bakkafrost, and Mackie’s, in addition to smaller artisanal producers like Chocolatia, Scottish Honeyberry Growers, and The Wee Scottish Cider Firm.
Iain Baxter, Chief Govt at Scotland Meals & Drink, says: “Yearly the Excellence Awards entice an extremely numerous vary of entries of significantly spectacular high quality.
“Whereas tasting every of the merchandise entered into the awards feels like a dream, in actuality, choosing the perfect of the most effective has been extraordinarily tough for our skilled judging panel.
“This yr, judges remarked on the distinctive high quality, innovation, and variety of merchandise on present.
“The business has been by way of numerous challenges lately nevertheless it’s unbelievable to see our food and drinks companies proceed to pursue excellence by way of their manufacturing and their broader enterprise practices.
“Congratulations and good luck to all these shortlisted.”
Tickets for awards ceremony and dinner can be found from Scotland Meals & Drink priced at £150+VAT for Scotland Meals & Drink members or £250+VAT for non-members.
Tickets could be bought from Scotland Meals & Drink right here.