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All branded (not bulk) processed or non-processed foods and beverages available in retail stores are eligible to participate for the supreme taste award (Taste Olymp Award). The products to be evaluated must be in the appropriate condition for tasting and their distinctive information must be written out correctly and clearly on the label, i.e. they must be products ready to be sold to the consumer public. The contest’s organisational committee may request physical and chemical tests in cooperation with recognised laboratories, in order to verify that the products technically sound.


The “blind” method is used for tasting the products, without packaging and without any type of distinctive feature visible. Each product is given a code number to ensure their reliable traceability. The samples are evaluated by the Olymp Awards Chef’s Jury Panel with panel leader Mr. Konstantinos Mouzakis. Each judge carries out an organoleptic analysis of the products he tastes, and records a numerical rating on the evaluation sheet, which represents the general sense of enjoyment (which weighs the most in the final rating) as well as other criteria, such as appearance, odour, texture, flavour and mouth-feel.

The products are evaluated based on their distinct and individual properties and do not compete with each other.

Food and beverage awards:

  • GOLD Taste Olymp Award, products with ratings of 89% or more
  • SILVER Taste Olymp Award, products with ratings between 77% and 88%
  • BRONZE Taste Olymp Award, products with ratings between 65% and 76%

Panel of judges-evaluators

The products are tasted by a large panel of judges:


Constantinos Mouzakis

Αthanasios Skouras

Nikos Fotiadis

iosifelisIlias Iosifelis

Georgios Makris

Georgios Mastrodimitris

daoutisNikos Daoutis

Anastasios Balanikas

vonazountaEvanthia Vonazounta

Νikolaos Kourtis

koveosCostas Koveos

Giannis Skouloudakis

Lazaros Kolaxis

karantanisLefteris Karantanis

Georgia Kaklia

Stelios Korres

Sotiris Laskaridis

Lila Karapostoli

pouliouMarina Pouliou

vonazountaPavlos Alexandrou

Theofanis Georgopoulos

Why to participate?

The Award is a reliable sign of superior quality, which can be used both in the domestic and in export markets. Chefs and Sommeliers are opinion leaders. Their approval enhances your negotiating power in transactions with distributors, suppliers and retailers. Being able to advertise a certified superior flavour has a proven positive effect on sales. By winning the award for your products, you are maximising your marketing actions across the globe.

Cost of participation

The cost of participation per product group (for example: yogurt) is €180 + VAT= €221,4 including max 4 items in the same product group (for example: yogurt with honey, yogurt with strawberry,…).

If you are participating with more than 4 samples in the same product group, the cost is €50 + VAT for every participation after the 4th one.

How to participate

You can send your application online by clicking here.