Gourmand & Hallbars Awards


Summary of Umeå Food Symposium and Gourmand & Hallbars Awards 2022.


The Gourmand Awards and Hallbars Awards are the world leaders of Food and Drink Culture events. They have been compared to the Oscars for glamour, and they are inspired by the Olympic Spirit. They will bring hundreds of publishers, authors, chefs and journalists from over 50 countries to Umeå. Nordic and Swedish professionals will also be part of the welcomed guests. 

Since 1995, the Gourmand Awards bring together the best culinary books of the world. The competition is free, and open to every country, publisher or author, regardless of power or influence. In 25 years, a huge network of professionals has been growing as over 1 500 books are sent every year to participate, adding new members to this large family of food culture lovers. That exponential growth allowed publishers, authors, TV producers, photographers, designers and wine-makers to multiply their contacts around the world. 

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The Hallbars Awards reward the best Sustainabilty Reports worldwide for the Food & Drink sector every year.

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Winners 2023

Here are the posters for the Sweden winners for Gourmand Awards 2023.