FOR CHEF MEMBERS ONLY: you have to be a member of Euro-Toques Ireland in order to vote
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Euro-Toques Ireland invites you to fill out this form and to take the opportunity to nominate your favourite product/producers so that they may be taken into consideration for the next Food Awards.
The Food Awards are a crucial part of Euro-Toques’ effort to support and promote our food producers. The Euro-Toques Food Awards aim at:
- Protecting endangered products within our culinary heritage
- Acknowledging and Promoting the best producers in their field
- Highlighting Policy Issues
Water, Land, Farm, Dairy, Artisan Produce, Traditional Craft / Skill
Water – The Island Nation Award to represent produce from our seas, lakes and rivers.
Land – To honour our heritage – the forests, nature, the wild and above all, our soil.
Farm – To honour the best and more sustainable way to rear animals.
Dairy – To honour Ireland’s rich and flavoursome dairy bounty.
Artisan Produce – A product which requires a traditional and handmade process. We chefs also want to start highlighting the Second Generation of producers.
Traditional Craft/ Skill – The person behind the product who fights to protect and preserve our culinary skills, technique and craft, but also inspire the future
For 2020 we would like you to focus on the following producer/product within each category:
WATER – Sustainable fish and sea vegetables
FARM – Eggs and forgotten meats
LAND – Honey
DAIRY – Yoghurt and Ice Cream
ARTISAN PRODUCE – Drinks (Beers and Ciders)
TRADITIONAL CRAFT/SKILL – a person who is protecting a forgotten skill – vinegars
Each product is to be evaluated under the following criteria headings:
- Wholesome/Natural Ingredients
- Taste & Flavour
- Integrity of production
- Relationship to area/locality
- Provenance (including provenance of ingredients/components in product)
- Environmental sustainability
- Product in danger/at risk
- Product related to current policy issue
Criteria 1-3 are considered the essential elements when evaluating potential producers. Only when taste, quality of ingredients and integrity of product/production methods are satisfactory should further criteria be examined.
Products are not required to meet all of the above criteria, but these criteria should be considered for each.
My top producers:
Please suggest your most valued Food Producers for consideration by the Food Council.