Belling Awards

The Belling West Cork Artisan Awards will celebrate both the creativity of the Originals and will also acknowledge the work of those Newcomers who are crafting new specialty foods on the ground in West Cork today.

The Belling Awards were inaugurated in 2011 as a part of the Taste of West Cork Food Festival.
The aim of the Awards is to recognise and acknowledge the huge contribution that West Cork Artisan Food Producers have made over the past twenty five years and continue to do so.
The Awards also offer an opportunity and incentive to new producers to strive harder in rigorously pursuing the best product, be it in;

1.   Baking.
2. Confectionery.
3. Dairy.
4. Fruit and vegetables.
5. Meats.
6. Preserved goods.
7.  Rare breed pigs, cattle and poultry.
8.  Alcoholic and soft drinks.


In 2013 it is hoped that the Belling Awards will be awarded nationally so they will be known as the Belling West Cork National Artisan Food Awards.

The Awards are the brain child of Sean O'Driscoll, CEO and Chairman of Glen Dimplex/Belling.  Sean is a native of West Cork, and is a farmer's son.

The Belling Awards are in three categories;
1.   The Originals
2. The Best Newcomer
3.  A Bursary for a Student engaged in developing a product

The winners in each category will receive euros 5000

The Awards are open to any business or person who grow or produce food products. The emphasis is on skill, dedication, taste, presentation/design, flavour and the impact on the environment. Products must be reared, grown or manufactured by the entrant.


The Judging Panel consists of internationally renowned Chefs, Food Educationalists, Food Suppliers and Food Journalists/Critics.


The Belling Awards reward the effort, passion, thought and hard work that people put into achieving unique products.

The Belling West Cork Artisan Awards will celebrate both the creativity of the Originals and will also acknowledge the work of those Newcomers who are crafting new specialty foods on the ground in West Cork today.