Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares
Awards Winners Announced

—Recognizes excellence in the housewares industry —
DALLAS – January 20, 2017 – Dallas Market Center, the fastest growing housewares marketplace in the country, yesterday announced the winners of the first annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine at an awards ceremony and cocktail reception held on the first floor of the Trade Mart 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: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa: Designed by world champion bartender Charles Joly, this cocktail smoking box infuses a drink with an inimitable smokey flavor as smoke fills the smoking box and is the ultimate accessory for well-stocked bars.
Best Cookware/Bakeware: Dexas Elevated Silicone Baking Mat by Dexas International Ltd.: This large cooking mat prepares healthier meats and crispier breaded foods. Its array of tall silicone nibs elevate meats and fish for baking and contain fats and oils on the mat surface for easier cleanup. Resists 500° F in oven.
Best Cutlery: Cangshan T1 Series 8 inch Chef Knife with Magnetic Knife Sheath by Cangshan Cutlery Company: 
The T1 Series are balanced and precise culinary tools for professionals. Featuring a forged German
Steel Full Tang Blade and durable Teak Wood Handle with Mosaic Pin, the 8 inch Chef’s Knife is securely housed in a Magnetic Ashwood Sheath.
Best Kitchen Electrics: Compact Digital Scale (Cast aluminum) by KitchenIQ: This compact digital scale displays in pounds and grams, is easy to read, and features folding design digital display compact for easy storage.
Best Kitchen Tools & Gadgets: ChicWrap Parchment Dispenser by Allen Reed Company, Inc.: Baker’s Tools design makes it fun to pull out and use for any job! Like all ChicWrap products, the dispenser features a wipeable surface, reusable construction and four rubber feet to keep it secure on any counter top.
Best Serveware: Forte Condiment Server by Nambe: Great for presenting dipping sauces, nuts, dried fruits and more, the Forte Condiment Trio includes three alloy bowls that rest on a bed of concrete. Heat or chill the bowls before serving to keep its contents at just the right temperature.
Best Kitchen Textiles: Jean Dubost Pig Tea Towel by The French Farm: This Jean Dubost tea towel, woven with a jacquard weave so it will never fade, features dark grey pigs facing opposite directions contrasted with a light grey background and red stripes on the top and bottom.
Best Beverageware: Glass Core Bottle (16oz & 12oz) by Zoku, LLC: This protected double-wall bottle holds a light weight borosilicate glass inner bottle with a layer of impact-absorbing silicone. An outer plastic shell surrounds the suspended glass and expertly insulates beverages.
Best in Class: Smoking Box from Crafthouse by Fortessa: Designed by world champion bartender Charles Joly, this cocktail smoking box infuses a drink with an inimitable smokey flavor as smoke fills the smoking box and is the ultimate accessory for well-stocked bars.

Judging for these awards was based on innovation, user-friendliness, and visual appeal. This year’s judges include: Kent Rathbun, a four-time James Beard nominated chef and restaurateur, Mark Vamos, a business journalism professor at Southern Methodist University and Dallas Morning News special contributor, and Karen Chandler, the owner of Kitchenwares on the Square in McKinney, TX.

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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.