• Process

    We don’t take our role of defining America's best-tasting foods lightly. Learn more about the detailed agenda our panel follows during a tasting. Explore a step-by-step guide of our proprietary judging process.

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  • Awards

    After our expert chefs complete their blind tasting sessions, they may grant national food, beverages or culinary products with either the ChefsBest Excellence Award or the ChefsBest Best Taste Award. The ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award for boutique, regional product or the ChefsBest Chef Tested Award for store brands, may also be presented.

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  • Chefs

    Our team of judges is the secret ingredient in our proprietary process. Check out the rigorous training each member of our panel undergoes and get to know a few of our executive-level chef judges.

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  • Data

    Research states that 70% of shopping decisions are made in store, meaning that the right engagement can influence a consumer to buy your product. Learn more about how purchase decisions are made and what factors weigh heavier than others.

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  • Impact

    An independent study by Instantly® shows that more than 67% of shoppers are more likely to purchase a ChefsBest award winner. Find out how the designation has helped recipients like Dole and other brands increase product sales in the aisle.

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