Categories

Products should be delivered ready to eat, with the exception of Christmas puddings and hot-eat puddings, which will be cooked on-site according to the instructions provided.

Please note, when submitting your entry/ies both product concept and tasting notes MUST be submitted along with a list of all ingredients and allergens.

You can enter products into any of the below categories:


Christmas Cakes, Pastries & Tarts

Any of the following types of products can be entered for this category:

  • Christmas Cake – The cake can be any size, but it must contain a mix of dried fruit and almonds. It can be decorated in any way.
  • Cake Bar – The bars can be sold individually or in a multi-pack. They can be of any flavour and contain any ingredients you wish but they must at least have a festive feel or packaging. Tray bakes are also allowed.
  • Festive Cake or Pudding – (but not a traditional Christmas Pudding)– This can be of any size, feature any ingredients or be made with any baking technique. However, the product must only be available for sale over the festive period.

Christmas Puddings

The traditional Christmas puddings must contain a mix of dried fruit and some kind of alcoholic beverage. It can be decorated in any way.


Festive Biscuits (Sweet & Savoury) including Gingerbread

Any of the following types of products can be entered for this category:

  • Christmas Biscuit Selection – It must be sold as a selection especially for Christmas.
  • Savoury Biscuit – These can be any type of savoury biscuit or cracker.
  • Christmas Gingerbread – Can be an individual gingerbread biscuit or sold in a pack. They can be decorated in any way.

Festive Bread including Panettone

  • Festive Bread – This can be any type of bread (white, brown, wholemeal, sourdough, rye etc) but must only be available for sale over the Christmas period.
  • Panettone – This sweet Italian bread must include vanilla, citrus and candied fruit. It can be of any size or shape.

Festive Savoury Pies & Pastries

Any of the following types of products can be entered for this category:

  • Savoury pies – The pies can be of any size and made with any type of pastry or fillings, as long as they’re savoury.
  • Savoury pastries – This can be any type of festive-themed pastry including, but not limited to, wellingtons, sausage rolls and pasties. They can be made with any type of pastry and any type of filling, as long as it’s savoury.

Free from Christmas Bakery

This can be any festive-themed product that has been specifically developed to be free-from at least one major allergen, in compliance with food labelling regulations.


Mince Pies

The pies must contain mincemeat but can also include other flavours to accompany it. They can be made from any kind of pastry and can be any shape or size.


Stollen

This yeasted cake must contain almonds and a mix of dried fruit. It can be of any size or shape.

Submit your entry here

Tickets Booking

Tickets available for
Awards Dinner & Ceremony
€180 per person /
€1700 for a table of 10

BOOK NOW