An extremely honorable distinction by taste professionals for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, in the 7th edition of the OLYMP TASTE AWARDS 2022, which is specialized in the evaluation of quality food by distinguished chefs and tasters.
It took place from 14 to 21 June 2022, for the 7th consecutive year. It is a meeting of the best food producers from Greece and abroad, a unique event on the subject of tasting unique products of the agricultural and food sector.
The hundreds of high quality samples that participated were tasted by numerous panels of judges under the auspices of the Ministries of Rural Development and Tourism, the Central Union of Chambers of Greece, the group for UNESCO Piraeus, CEUCO, the Club Acropolis - Chef's Club of Attica along with experts in the field of gastronomy from the Chefs' Club of Northern Greece, the Chefs' Club of Western Greece & Epirus as well as the Corfu Chefs' Club.
The samples were evaluated by the Olymp Awards Chef's Jury Panel, with Panel Leader Konstantinos Mouzakis, Mr.Chef Europe 2015, Director Gastronomy Club Unesco, Member WACS, and members of the judging panel with many well-known names, in the field of this beautiful complex knowledge and experience of the panel of judges. Indicatively, the well-known chefs of the Greek Presidential Republic, Thanasis Skouras and Vassilis Bekas, are mentioned.
It should be noted that all the products that participated in the competition were tested by the judges with the blind tasting method, without packaging, and without any kind of distinctive element. Each product is assigned a code to ensure their reliable tracking.
Each judge performed an organoleptic analysis of the tested product, and recorded a numerical score on the assessment sheet that represented the general sense as well as other criteria, such as appearance, smell, texture, taste, and oral sensation.
Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms participated in the international competition OLYMP TASTE AWARDS 2022, with six organic and gourmet table olives samples as well as 9 gourmet and organic olive oils.
Collecting extremely high scores from the judges of the competition, among others, they were honored for their 15 olive products that participated, with exceptional awards:
• 6 platinum awards with scores over 96%
• 7 gold awards and scores up to 94%
• 2 silver awards with a score of up to 88%
In particular, their olive product "Organic Kalamata Olives" was honored with a Platinum Award, and with a score of 99% for the second consecutive year. At the same time, Flavored Gourmet ENIGMA olive oil, with a score of 99%, was honored with a Platinum Award.
These honorary scores of 99% are the absolute and historic scoring record given to competing products, from the beginning of the TASTE OLYMP AWARDS gastronomic competition, until today. It is worth noting that in no international competition a score of 100% is given.
It is a very important international award to achieve the specific score of 99% for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, for their the Kalamata table olives as well as the gastronomic olive oil Flavored Gourmet ENIGMA, along with the very high ratings for the other olive products.
More specifically, the nine organic and gourmet olive products by Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms that were awarded for 2022 are:
Organic Kalamata Olives – Platinum 99%
Flavored Gourmet Enigma -Platinum 99%
MASTERPIECE Blend evoo - Platinum 98%
TREASURE Blend evoo - Platinum 98%
SYLLEKTIKON Gourmet evoo - Platinum 97%
OLEOASTRON Gourmet Evoo - Platinum 97%
MAJESTIC Blend evoo - Gold 94%
TELIES Gourmet Olives - Gold 94 %
VALSAMIKES Gourmet Olives - Gold 94 %
PRASINES Gourmet Olives - Gold 93 %
GEMSTONE Blend evoo - Gold 93%
PORTOKALENIES Gourmet Olives - Gold 92 %
FYLLIKON First Harvest - Gold 90%
AGOURELAIO Early Harvest - Silver 88%
MILENIES Gourmet olives - Silver 87 %
It is a special honor for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms to see the olive products they produce being awarded from the professional chefs of taste and fine dining, for their high quality, for the innovation in their production, their unique taste and their wonderful combinations in the field of gastronomy.
These 15 major awards, at the OLYMP TASTE AWARDS 2022, complete the unique number of 544 international awards for Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms, from Sparta, Laconia, and are a record number of awards for Greek Single Estate & Terroir olive producer.