Tan Rosie Foods wins a 2011 Great Taste Award
Tan Rosie Foods from Birmingham are celebrating after winning a prestigious 2011 Great Taste Award. Tan Rosie Foods have been presented with a coveted one-star Gold Great Taste Award for its Tan Rosie's Garlic & Pepper Sauce (HOT).
Mother and daughter team Monica and Lee created Tan Rosie Foods in August 2010 from their home in Birmingham. Tan Rosie Foods creates tantalising Caribbean food inspired by Monicas’ grandmother ‘Tan Rosie’ who was from Carriacou, Grenada. All products are handmade using some locally sourced ingredients to boot!
Monica from Tan Rosie Foods says:
" Winning a Gold Star for our pepper sauce is a tremendous achievement for us. We are overjoyed at the result, which makes all the hard work worth it in the end. The Guild of Fine Food is a fantastic organisation and it's great that they recognise smaller food producers."
The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are now in their 18th year and going from strength to strength. 7481 products were entered from 1600 companies for the 2011 Great Taste Awards. It took 350 experts 34 days to blind taste all the entries and decide which entries would achieve the coveted one, two and three star gold awards.
The Great Taste Awards judging standards, devised by the Guild of Fine Food, are the most rigorous in the UK. To achieve the 3-star rating a minimum of 20 -more often 30 - judges need to be in complete agreement that the food delivered that indefinable ‘wow’ factor. All the judges’ comments are made available to producers. If no gold is awarded, they need to know why.
Bob Farrand, Chairman for The Great Taste Awards, said: “Winning Gold in the country’s largest and most respected independent food accreditation scheme is a massive pat on the back for any producer - independent proof their products are of the highest quality. We provide constructive feedback from our expert judging teams and for many, winning 1, 2 or 3-star Gold is exactly what’s needed to help grow their businesses, even during a recession. Every winner should feel very proud that their hard work has been rewarded.”
The four regional nominated foods for each of the Great Taste trophy winners have been announced by the Guild of Fine Food and the identity of the regional and national winners and the 2011 Supreme Champion remains a closely guarded secret until the night of 5th September when all will be revealed at the invitation only awards presentation dinner at London’s Royal Garden Hotel. That is the night we find out who carries away the coveted Golden Fork trophies.
A full list of award-winning products is available at www.greattasteawards.co.uk, and can be searched by region, award or product category.
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