Local flavours top 2022 Royal Tasmania Fine Food Awards

Gourmet taste creations

Sunshine Coast food and beverage manufacturer Gourmet Taste Creations has been awarded double honours at the Royal Tasmania Fine Food Awards this year.

Gourmet Taste Creations has received both Champion and Reserve Champion honours at the awards due to their range of unique, hand-blended herb and spice blends, salts and peppers, savoury dukkahs, sugars, mustards and teas.

Across the competition, Gourmet Taste Creations were awarded a total of five gold, 12 silver and 18 bronze medals, with scores nearing 100.

Gourmet Taste Creations founder and product creator Colleen Walters highlighted the expert judging and detailed feedback from the awards panel for continuous improvement and is ecstatic with the consistency of the overall results across the multiple product portfolio.

2022 awards ambassador and celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita said, “The use of native ingredients in one (Seafood Grill) and the use of smokiness you expect in a meat rub (Chipotle Lime Rub). If you had those two rubs at home you, could it on everything from chicken, meat, vegetables. I thought the quality of ingredients, the flavours and aromas were top class!”

Kuruvita further added that “to understand that one company has won both major awards, that the company is thinking that deeply about their products, their looking across the board to come up with those two products – they are brilliant, just excellent.”

“This recognition amongst the Australian gourmet food industry is exciting and we are overwhelmed with the results that showcase our diverse product range, innovative ingredient use and range of flavours – there really is a product for everyone,” he said.

Gourmet Taste Creations offers a diverse brand portfolio across multiple brands including:

  • Spice It Up – contract manufactured gourmet Grinder Salts and Grill Rub products
  • Saveur Natural Foods – exported into the United States and New Zealand
  • Spice Nomads Travel Kits – widely available through independent grocers
  • Tastebuds Fundraising – innovative and gourmet opportunities for local community groups
  • ENJOY! – premium artisanal Australian ingredient Salt Flake products
  • Botanik – premium gin botanical blends for bespoke distilled spirit producers

For more information on Gourmet Taste Creations, read here.

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