Judging: Sunday the 25th June 2023
Deliveries no later than 4pm Saturday the 24th June 2023.

Fine Food Hall 3, Stand F45 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051


  • 2(Two) Identical Yeast Raised Doughnuts
  • Fillings that are ambient shelf stable 15-25 Degrees Celsius for 24 hours once submitted. No Custards or fresh cream that require refrigeration. (Doughnuts will NOT be refrigerated and must be safe to be kept out)
  • No Lamination of the doughnut (i.e. cronut)
  • May be iced and finished as per your own choice
  • Flavour and decoration is competitors choice
  • Product description card Must be included, with no reference to your bakery.
  • Maximum weight for both doughnuts – 400 grams (200 grams each).
  • Both Doughnuts must fit within a 210mm X 140mm space


Your Doughnut must be available for sale for in your bakery, café, restaurant or other sites during the competition and for 3 months after the announcement of the winner. The standard of your Doughnut should be identical to the items provided for the competition to remain the winner and place you receive.

Your doughnuts must be made in a registered kitchen and conform to all Food Safety requirements of the current legislation. Items must be received in a Food Safe Manner



  • No signs of under or over proving – nice white ring
  • Correct molding of dough
  • A good degree of cooking (even colour)
  • Even sizes of all doughnuts entered
  • No signs of damage
  • Tidy icing/finishing and cutting and of a suitable size.


  • Cooked correctly (not under or over fried)
  • Even distribution of inclusions.
  • Correctly assembled


  • Well Balanced flavour (not overpowering or under underwhelming)
  • Clean mouth feel – no fatty residue
  • Inclusions are well balance and in proportion to the doughnuts
  • Easy to eat
  • Soft eating qualities.
  • Enjoyable after taste

Reasons for disqualification:

  • No product description card included, or description card references your bakery.
  • Entries are overweight or too large
  • Incorrect number of units supplied
  • Late deliveries will not be accepted.

Registration – The Gourmet Doughnut Competition Comp 2023