Competitions and Contests for Gourmets

List of important food contests or competitions open to food producers and food processors (chefs, caterers, etc.).

Academy of Chocolate Awards – United Kingdom.

BioFach – Olive oil and organic food competition held in Nuremberg, Germany.

BIOL – Olive oil competition held by the Bari (Italy) Chamber of Commerce.

Concours Général Agricole (France) – Food and agriculture competition held in Paris by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, France.

Ercole Olivario – Olive oil competition held in Italy by The Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture.

The Golden Leaf India Awards – Tea competition held in India by the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI).

International Coffee Tasting – Coffee competition held in Italy by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAC).

International Olive Oil Award (IOOA) – Olive oil competition held in Switzerland by the University of Zurich.

Le Bocuse d’or – International competition of national delegations of Grand Chefs held in Paris, France.

Leone d’Oro dei Mastri Oleari – Olive oil competition held by the Corporazione dei Mastri Oleari, Verona, Italy.

Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition –LA County Fair (Los Angeles, California, USA) olive oil competition.

OLIO – Olive oil competition held during the Gourmesse food show, Zurich, Switzerland.

Olive d’OR – Olive oil competition organized by SIAL Montréal, Quebec.

Orciolo d’Oro – Olive oil competition by the Enohobby Club dei Colli Malatestiani, Gradara, Italy.

World Tea Championship – Tea competition held by The World Tea Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Palio di San Giovanni – Traditional balsamic vinegar competition held by La Consorteria dell’Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, Modena, Italy.

Mario Solinas Awards of the International Olive Oil Council – Olive oil competition held by the IOC, probably the most prestigious in the world.

San Francisco International Chocolate Salon – Chocolate competition held in San Francisco California, USA.

Sirena d’Oro di Sorrento – PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) olive oil competition held in Sorrento, Italy.

Sol d’Oro – Olive oil competition held in Verona, Italy.

UNAPROL – Olive oil competition held in Italy for producers certified by the Associazione Italiana Frantoiani Oleari (A.I.F.O.) for provenance and traceability of their products, Italy.

World Chocolate Masters – International competition on chocolate expertise and creativity.

World Chocolate Masters – Canadian Selection – Canadian competition on chocolate expertise and creativity.

World-Wide Mustard Competition – Napa Valley Mustard Festival, California, USA.