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Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2023

Award ceremonies & competitions

Celebrating the best of Scotland’s exceptional food and drink scene, The Excellence Awards shine a light on the incredible businesses that call this unique country their home. For over 22 years, this event has brought together the finest Scottish producers with key influencers and decision makers across the sector. Underpinned by people, passion, and perseverance, it is an opportunity to toast to our industry’s fantastic achievements of the past year, whilst looking to the future and supporting the next wave of innovation and creativity. 

The Awards explore specialist taste categories for quality food and drink, alongside business categories championing noteworthy, tenacious organisations. Our expert judging panel, made up of key buyers, influencers, and chefs, work to reward and reflect on the hard work and determination behind each entry. From brand new start-ups to industry giants, these awards are for you.  

Of course, with a room full of foodies, the night itself includes the opportunity to try out some of Scotland’s best produce. We can’t wait to take you with us once again as we experience a true taste of excellence. 

Entries for this year's Excellence Awards are now open, closing at 5pm on Friday 21 April.

Take a look at this year's Tasted and Business Award Categories:

Tasted Categories

Artisan Product of the Year

Bakery Product of the Year

Beer & Cider Product of the Year

Confectionery Product of the Year

Soft Drink Product of the Year

Dairy Product of the Year

Distilling Product of the Year -white spirits

Distilling Product of the Year -dark spirits

Fish & Seafood Product of the Year

Free From Award

Healthier Choice Product of the Year

Snacks & Accompaniments Product of the Year

Meat Product of the Year

Scotch Brand Product of the Year

Business Categories

Best for Scottish (Independent)

Best for Scottish (Multiple)

Employer of the Year

Regional Food and Drink Award

Sustainability Award

Young Talent

Primary Producer of the Year

Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards Gala Dinner

A real standout event, our Excellence Awards gala dinner is all about celebrating in style. It’s about raising a glass to the hard work and determination that runs through our industry’s collective experience, whilst enjoying some of the best food and drink that Scotland has to offer.

In true Excellence Awards tradition, the night will be hosted by a celebrity foodie personality, alongside some fantastic entertainment. The setting provides a great opportunity to rub shoulders with all the movers and the shakers from international brands and household names to government and industry influencers.

Tickets for The Excellence Awards are available now.

Event details


Thu, Sep 7, 2023 | 1 day event


EICC, The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh


Scotland Food & Drink


0131 335 0940

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