"Best Of" Competition

Anticipating trends 

As a barometer for the latest trends in fine food, the Gourmet Selection “Best Of” awards distinguish products and services offering genuine added value.

The judging panel, made up of experts and professionals selected for their love of good products, tastes the products and inspect them from all angles to single out the “must-have” stars of the show.

Products are selected for their organoleptic qualities: visual appeal, texture, taste, smell, flavours. Non-food products are judged on criteria such as innovation, environmental impact, etc.

On the opening morning of the show, the awards ceremony will reveal the winners.

They participate in 2019 :

ATELIER BERNARD MAROT, Atelier JEANTAINE, ATELIER TB, BACOMA CREATIONS, BARTHOUIL, BISCOTTERIE LA CHANTERACOISE, Biscottificio Antonio Mattei dal 1858, BISCUITERIE ARTISANALE FARRUGIA, BISCUITERIE DE PROVENCE, Bocalerie des Gourmets, Bonbons BARNIER, BOVETTI, CHOCOLATS SAS, BRASSERIE METEOR, BRUNI GLASS France, CALUGI SRL, CASAS DE HUALDO, CASTELAS SARL, CATRICE GOURMET, CEROMI, Champagne G.M. HERARD, CHARLES CHOCOLARTISAN, Chateau d'Estoublon, Chatillon Chocolatier, CHEZ CE CHER SERGE, CHIC DES PLANTES !, CHOCOLAT MATHEZ, CIAO GUSTO, CIDRE FOURNIER - FOURNIER FRERES SARL, CMJ - Les Biscuits de Mel, COMPAGNIE ALIMENTAIRE, COMPAGNIE COLONIALE, COMPTOIR DU CACAO, Comptoir Français du Thé, COMPTOIRS RICHARD, CONFISERIE ADAM, CONSERVAS ARTESANAS ROSARA S. L., CONSERVERIE AU BEC FIN, CONSERVERIE GONIDEC, CONSERVERIE GROIX ET NATURE, De Beauvoorder, Debailleul, DOLFIN SA, DULSA, Coffee Confectionery, DUNOON CERAMICS LTD, DYNAMIQUE PROVENCALE, EDEN CHOCOLAT - L'ATELIER DES GOURMETS, ESAT Domaine de Saint Gilles, ETABLISSEMENTS GEORGE CANNON, ETOIL, FAVOLS, Fondo Forestal Iberico S.L., FRANCOIS DOUCET CONFISEUR, GIN DE BINCHE, GLOBEXPLORE, GOULIBEUR, GOURMANDISE S. L., GRANO LADIES, HAPPY PLANTES, HEDENE, Huilerie Croix Verte, ISUL ALMAZARA ECOLÓGICA DE LA RIOJA, JAMBONS OLIVERAS, JUSRE, KALIOS, L'EPICURIEN, LA CAVE DELOBEL & FILS, LA COUR D'ORGERES, LA LIMONADERIE DE PARIS, La Maison du Miel Paris, LA MAISON KYRËGAL, LA PLANTATION EUROPE, LA TRUFFE DU VENTOUX, LAFITTE, LAGUILHON FOIES GRAS, LE CHOCOLAT DES FRANÇAIS, Le Père craquant, Les Abeilles de Malescot, Les Anis de Flavigny, Les Assaisonnements Briards, Les Babas de Saint-Malo, LES BISCUITS MADEMOISELLE, LES CROQUANTS D'ELO, LES SAVEURS GRANVILLAISES, LIBELUILE, LO CORTI DE SAVOIE, MAISON ARGAUD, MAISON AROSTEGUY, MAISON BOUTARIN, Maison COMBES, MAISON DESSIS, Maison Drans, MAISON GUINGUET, Maison Martin - Le Piment Français, MAISON PECOU, Maison Perrotte, Maison Suzanne, Maison Wurfel, Maison-FOUQUET, Mange tes graines, MARC PEYREY SARL, MAXIM'S DE PARIS, MAZET DE MONTARGIS, MESTRAL - HUILE D'OLIVE ET CONDIMENTS, MILLE ET UNE HUILES, MOULIN SAINT MICHEL, Muroise et Compagnie Sarl, NATURALIM FRANCE MIEL, Nectars de Bourgogne, NOUGATINES SIMON HAINAUX, O'Délices de Lucas, OCNI, PAIN D'EPICES MULOT ET PETITJEAN, Paris-Caramels, Paupério, PICUALIA FRANCE - huile d'olive d'Andalousie, PLANTIN, Rice Crafters, Artisan de Riz Premium, RONDENAY Matthieu, SAVOR CREATIONS, SDP RUNGIS, SECRETS DE FAMILLE, Socca Chips® - SoccApéro®, SUM SARL, Sur le Sentier des Bergers, THIBAULT-BERGERON, TRAD'INOV, TRUFFUS, VIDAL FOIE GRAS SARL, VIGNOLIS

The “BEST OF” AWARDS HAVE DISTINGUISHED MANY COMPANIES SINCE THEIR LAUNCH:

André Boyer, Araku Coffee, La Brouette, Bú, Cape and Cape, La Chanteracoise, La Chambre aux confitures, Charles Chocolartisan, Le clos de Laure, Cur'Caraïbes, Didier Goubet, Granny's  Secret, Miels Hédène,  Jimini’s, Joe&Avrel’s, R Junca, Kaviari, Christine Le Tennier,   Libeluile, Maison Bevillon, Maison Gramm’s, Maison Pralus, Marc Peyrey Pastis de l’Ile de Ré, Pekocko, Fishgourmet, Venchi, Vignolis.  

 

the five trends in fine food from the 2018 edition

Vincent Ferniot, the ambassador of Gourmet Selection in 2018, and the “Best Of” judges identified five trends in their selection and through their observations:

  • The boom in highly innovative products. Artisans and producers go beyond their comfort zone of tradition and regional fare to develop unexpected products which awaken the senses and thus boost the customer experience in fine food stores.
  • The growth of savoury. Both tasty and practical, they offer a more flavoursome option to cooking, a chance to eat on-the-go or constitute original gift opportunities, as people now enjoy giving condiments or cooking aids as presents…
  • An appetite for dual-taste products. A chocolate tasting of coffee? Surprising, titillating, intriguing… And a sure-fire impulse purchase!
  • Interest for new packaging which benefits the product. Consumers are in search of formats and technologies that make life easy. They are therefore attracted to well-designed packs, such as individual portions of fresh products which allow them to eat on-the-go in fine food shops, or packaging that can extend the best-before date.
  • Enthusiasm for exotic sourcing. Products from far off horizons or unknown countries are a promise of often first-time taste experiences. This is why peppers, honeys and other rare specialities today have pride of place in consumer cupboards.

2018 WINNERS:

André Boyer, sault einkorn galettes
Didier Goubet, organic Merlot juice 75 cl
Cur’Caraïbes, curcuma and ginger syrup
R Junca, whole foie gras with fleur de sel 250g
Maison Pralus, coffee squares
Pekocko, Ricain Enfumé barbecue sauce
Miels Hédène, Loiret buckwheat honey
Charles Chocolartisan, sugar-free klasik
Vignolis, Confit’olives
Granny’s Secret, bell pepper and tomato ajvar
Fishgourmet, smoked sardine fillets
Bú, Le charmeur by Bu, broths and more

2018 judges:

photo du jury de Gourmet Selection 2018
  • Vincent Ferniot, chairman of the judgingpanel
  • Sophie Menut, chief editor of Cuisine & Vins de France
  • Alessandra Pierini, Italian grocery RAP
  • Alexis Roux de Bezieux, Causses shops, president of FNDECB
  • Mélanie Notari, sales representative for fine food shops
  • Hélena Morna, journalist at Europe 1