Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards
Judging Panel Announced

DALLAS – December 15, 2016 – Dallas Market Center today announced a distinguished panel of judges for its Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, to be held during the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, January 18-24, 2017. 
 
The Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, recognizes exceptional manufacturers in the housewares industry exhibiting at Dallas Market Center. Housewares products have expanded dramatically at Dallas Market Center, with more than 300 housewares product lines now featured throughout the entire marketplace, including the Housewares neighborhood in the Trade Mart.
 
The judges are:
• Kent Rathbun, four-time James Beard nominated chef and restauranteur
• Mark Vamos, business journalism professor, Southern Methodist University, and Dallas Morning News special contributor
• Karen Chandler, owner of Kitchenwares on the Square, McKinney, TX
 
The Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards will present awards in eight categories with a special Best in Class award selected from among the category recipients. The January 2017 award categories include Cookware/Bakeware, Kitchen Electrics, Kitchen Tools & Gadgets, Serveware, Cutlery, Barware, Kitchen Textiles, and Beverageware.
 
Housewares product entries will be judged based on innovation, user-friendliness and visual appeal. Participation is limited to current Dallas Market Center permanent or temporary housewares exhibitors, and products must be introduced to Market between February 28, 2016 and January 2017.
 
Pre-Judging will take place mid-December and on-site judging will take place Wednesday, January 18. Winners will be revealed during an awards ceremony and cocktail reception on Thursday, January 19 in the Trade Mart Atrium at 5:00 pm.
 
For a full list of special events and product offerings, visit the Dallas Market Center website. To prepare for Market in Dallas, download the Dallas Market App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
 
About Gourmet Insider
Gourmet Insider offers leading business-to-business publications and digital content platforms for independent gourmet kitchenware store operators. Gourmet Insider delivers insightful retailer profiles, analysis of key merchandising trends and strategies and information on the latest products. Gourmet Insider is a sister title of HomeWorld Business, the leading business-to-business media resource for the housewares industry. gourmetinsider.com.