Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards Winners Announced

—Recognizes excellence in the housewares industry —

DALLAS – January 19, 2018 – Dallas Market Center, the fastest growing housewares marketplace in the country, has announced the winners of the second annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine, at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception held during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

The Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards recognize exceptional manufacturers in the gourmet housewares industry who exhibit in Dallas. Housewares products have expanded dramatically at Dallas Market Center, with more than 300 housewares product lines now featured throughout the Housewares neighborhood in the Trade Mart. The winners are as follows:

· Best Barware: Vinglacé by Vinglacé

· Best Cookware/Bakeware: Dexas FlexLid Universal Pot Lid by Dexas International Ltd.

· Best Cutlery: Cangshan Carbonized Ashwood Magnetic Sheath by Cangshan Cutlery Company

· Best Kitchen Electrics: JURA J6 by JURA Inc.

· Best Kitchen Tools & Gadgets: Garlic Twister G4 by NexTrend

· Best Tabletop/Serveware: Personalized Lazy Susan by 8FD Designs

· Best Kitchen Textiles: Manhattan Apron by Aprons by JEM

· Best Beverageware: Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle by Zoku, LLC

· Best in Class: Dexas FlexLid Universal Pot Lid by Dexas International Ltd.

Judging for these awards was based on innovation, user-friendliness, and visual appeal. This year’s judges included Dotty Griffith, the former Dallas Morning News restaurant critic, cookbook author, and expert on Texas culinary traditions and innovations; Jeffrey Kollinger, culinary entrepreneur serving as the CEO of Innovative Hospitality Group (IHG), CEO of The Spice of Life Catering, and owner of the venerable Tillman’s Roadhouse in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District; and Jim White, major-market media veteran who has blended his passion for broadcasting, social media, and special events with his love of food, wine, and travel. Jim is the founder of Savor Dallas, author, radio host, and business owner.

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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. For more information visit gourmetinsider.com.