The winners of the 2018 delicious. Produce Awards  were announced on Sunday 12 August at a gala event at QT Sydney. Some of Australia’s most renowned chefs and food industry leaders joined the delicious. team and finalists at the annual ceremony. The delicious. Produce Awards are designed to celebrate the country’s most outstanding ingredients and regions, inspiring sustainable producers, farmers’ markets, innovators, and regional and emerging chefs.

Fifteen trophies and 37 gold medals were presented, plus one highly commended mention, with each of the State Winners across the four major categories. The second annual Alla Wolf-Tasker Foundation delicious. Produce Awards Good Food Matters Scholarship was awarded to Burrawong Gaian Poultry and may be used for educational travel, the pursuit of relevant educational courses and workshops.

delicious. Editor-in-Chief Kerrie McCallum said, “With sustainability on the agenda more than ever right now, we are delighted that the delicious. Produce Awards serve to shine a light on trailblazing producers and artisans who are finding innovative ways to grow and raise not only some of the consistently best-tasting produce, but produce that is both seasonal and sustainable. Congratulations to all our winners and gold medalists.”

Now in its 13th year, the delicious. Produce Awards continue to champion the best Australian produce and the people behind it, thanks to a passionate network of food industry experts who nominate outstanding produce and producers from all over Australia, and the insight of our National Judging Panel and critics panel. The 2018 event was hosted by delicious. senior editor Matt Preston and guests were treated to an incredible menu of canapés created by the QT Sydney team inspired by 2018 winners’ and gold medalists’ produce, with flowing drinks from Qantas Wine.

The full list of winners and gold medalists appears in the September issue of delicious. on sale Thursday 16 August and on 

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