An original creation by Gourmet Selection, since 2013 the BEST OF competition has been rewarding quality products that offer real added value to our everyday consumption. In 2023, 130 products were presented and put forward in front of our jury to highlight the quality of our exhibitors' work.

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The Best Of award is a guarantee of quality that enables the winners to distinguish their products and establish their reputation in the delicatessen and gourmet food sector.

Who can participate?

Are you an exhibitor at Gourmet Selection? Enter your innovative product in the Best Of competition free of charge via this link.

Which products can be submitted?

Your food products and services launched in 2023 or 2024. Products that won the Best Of Awards in 2023, 2022 and previous years cannot be submitted again.

New for 2024: Can't decide which product to highlight? You can now enter several products in the Best Of competition!

The first product is free of charge and all additional products will be invoiced at €50 excluding VAT/product (Up to a limit of 4 products per exhibitor).

Key dates: 

  • Registration opens: 12 February 2024
  • Pre-selection of products by tasting: Week of 15 July 2024*
  • Closing date for submissions: 23 August 2024
  • Date of the final jury meeting: Week of 26 August 2024*
  • Awards ceremony: 16 September 2024

*Dates to be confirmed


A pre-selection of products, in the form of a tasting, will be made by the President of the Jury in the week of 15 July 2024.

To maximise your chances of making the final selection, you must register and send in your products by 8 July 2024 at the latest.

For products registered at a later date, pre-selection will still be possible, but will be based solely on the product file and description.


At the end of the competition, the winners will receive a media kit with the various logos so that they can use them on their communication media and product packaging to highlight their prize throughout the marketing process.

The jury's criteria for selecting products 

The jury's choices are based on five main criteria, which are rated according to their importance to reach a total of /100:


Taste & Quality: /40

While highly subjective, the taste criteria is the first judging criteria.

To be as objective as possible, the Best Of judging panel accompanying the chairman is made up of sector professionals hailing from a wide range of backgrounds, chosen by the panel chairman and the exhibition’s management team. The collegial nature of tastings is a guarantee of independence and honest choices among the products registered.


Innovation: /20

With a constantly evolving market, fierce competition between producers, and pressing demand from the media, new products are another need in addition to quality. To assess this quality, the judges draw on the selections of previous years and the wide-ranging market knowledge of the judges, all of whom are capable of judging the impact on the public and, most importantly, whether the product is innovative or not.

Having said that, “Concentrate on making it taste good before making it different” remains the guiding principle to earn a place on the winners’ podium.


Singularity: /15

A product can stand out and earn visibility due to many factors that go towards making it unique or, in any case, different. This criterion differs from the previous one in that it is unnecessary to innovate to make a product singular. It must merely stand out from the crowd through a criterion or set of criteria that make it unique and easily identifiable at first sight.


Naturality: /15

A set of criteria touching on consumers’ desires to eat natural and healthy foodstuffs, both through the ingredients and raw materials used and in the choice of the packaging and its resulting environmental impact. All consumers are increasingly conscious of the need to have the lowest possible impact on the environment, and this translates into keener environmental awareness when purchasing their food.


Packaging: /10

Packaging is also important when considering a product as a whole. Beyond the protection of the product itself against heat, cold, humidity, etc., the choice of packaging must also be consistent with the positioning and commitments of the brand. If this criterion is not a determining factor, it is important and should not be neglected!