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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dallas Market has Record Breaking Attendance and Announced their Gourmet Gold Award Winners

The Dallas Market Center announced the exciting results of a record breaking Dallas Total Home & Gift Market held in late January. The market set the following records: strongest opening day, a double digit percentage gain in attendance, buyers from all 50 states and 52 countries, more new buyers than in five years and 50 new permanent show rooms, among others.

“Attendance was up, buyers were writing orders, exhibitors were thrilled and we were encouraged to have such a strong market,” Bill Winsor, president and CEO of the Dallas Market Center says. “It was a great market to welcome so many companies to Dallas – our campus was full of energy and our team was busy.”

As Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace – they would be remiss if they didn’t offer a few Gourmet awards. The winners of the 2nd Annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Awards were announced during a cocktail party in The Gourmet Market on Friday, January 21. Participants competed in a variety of categories displaying the art of cooking. Entries were judged based on taste, originality and packaging. Judges included Rick Wells, president of Wells Hospitality Group; Sarah Dyer, business development manager for floral, gift baskets, card and party and our own Associate Editor Amy Cavanaugh. Winners included:

  • Best Chocolate or Candy – Oh Chocolate Cake Rounds by La Bouchee
  • Best Dessert – Pecan Caramel Dessert by the Caramel Candy Co.
  • Best Snack or Dip – Spinach Artichoke by Carmies Kitchen
  • Best Condiment: Salsa/Relish/Sauces - Golden Pecan Pepper Jelly by Liz & Linda’s
  • Best Condiment: Jelly/Jams/Preserves – Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly by Suan’s
  • Best Soup or Chili – Chili Fixins Texas Style by Truly Texas
  • Best Beverage – Yerba Chai Tea by Sterling Tea
  • Best Seasoning/Oil/Vinegar – 20-year-old aged Balsamic Vinegar by Galli Gourmet
  • Most Innovative Kitchen Accessory/Gadget – Slow Cooker Mate
  • Best Rising Star – Margarita by Slim Ritas