So it was the night before the judging of the Sydney Royal Deli Meat Competition and the makers of the 676 products awaiting judging were quiet as a mouse – but very anxious!!!!
The winner of the Champion Smallgoods Exhibit has now taken the competition twice.
The Vienna Deluxe, a German style smooth hot dog, took the cake for Barossa Fine Foods.
The competition was once again sponsored by the New South Wales food Authority.
The Competition is just one part of the Spring Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards.
The Spring Competition is held in September and includes; deli, pasta, olive oil and both branded meats and lamb.
The Summer Competition is where the bakers come into their own, and the coffee producers are up for the challenge.
The Deli meat competition 2015 was heavily contested by NSW businesses, with 65 percent of the products coming from that state. It did well with the winners as well with nine champion trophies making into Blues territory.
For more details about the Sydney Royal Fine Foods Awards, go to http://www.sydneyroyal.com.au/finefood.htm
Written by Rachelle Williams, The Green Food Safety Coach.