Each year the Australian Food Awards invite a panel of food industry experts from across the nation to assemble in Melbourne to assess entries to the Awards.

Judging Process

Judging of the 2021 AFA will take place in July at Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia.

Entries will be allocated a tasting order number, separate from the catalogue (exhibit) Number, to ensure the anonymity of the exhibit and to retain the integrity of the judging process. Judged ‘blind’, exhibits are critically and quantitatively evaluated for their commercial excellence, quality attributes and trueness to type (or style). Exhibits are not judged or ranked against each other but are assessed on their own merits.

Attribute scores for each exhibit will be awarded, checked, and entered by the judging panel. Classes will be judged to Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal. The highest-scoring Gold medal-winning product in each class will be awarded ‘Best in Class’.