Key dates & Schedule
Key dates & Schedule
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The Judging Panel The Sydney Royal Fine Food Shows engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future Judges with a strong succession plan through Associate Judges. Judging panels of three to five Judges are constituted from a combination of the following; Manufacturers and technologists from industry Product users Product retailers Chefs Other specialist and industry judges The Judging Process The Judging process engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future judges with a strong succession plan through Associate Judges. Medals are determined by the Judges using the following point scale: Gold medal for Exhibits gaining 90.0 points and over Silver medal for Exhibits gaining 82.0 points but less than 90.0 points Bronze medal for Exhibits gaining 74.0 points but less than 82.0 points Championships are determined using the Borda Count Method. Associate Judging The Committee has embarked on a path of growing the pool of Judges available and have adopted a rotation policy to refresh the judging panels and give them a different dynamic and capture potential new Judges coming through the industry and therefore endorses the development of future Judges by offering Associate Judging positions. Click here to register your interest as a Sydney Royal Associate Judge. Stewarding Stewards play a valuable part in the judging of each Competition and ensure the day runs smoothly through the coordination and preparation of exhibits for Judges. Stewarding is a fantastic way of learning more about the industry, competitions and the judging process, with opportunities to develop into Associate Judge and Judge roles in the future. Click here to register your interest as a Sydney Royal Steward.
The Sydney Royal Fine Food show is passionate about supporting the Australian Food Industry through learning and development. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822. Today, through the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, we are promoting and rewarding excellence in the Australian food industry. Networks The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show is committed to attracting the very best professionals as Judges and Stewards, providing an excellent environment for networking and professional development to all participants, resulting in benefits for the industry at large. Development of Judges The Judging panel for the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show is selected by our Chair of Judges for each Competition and the RAS of NSW Fine Food Committee and aims to include a combination of food industry educators, product retailers, product users, chefs, manufacturers, technologists from Industry, and other specialists and Industry groups.
Since 2006, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW presents the ultimate award in agricultural excellence, The President’s Medal. It is unique in that the Medal is not awarded solely on taste; the Medal recognises a producers overall financial, social and environmental integrity through the entire production cycle from gate to plate. It draws from Sydney Royal Champions from throughout the year, examines, and celebrates truly inspirational, innovative agricultural food and beverage achievers.