The Olive d'Or contest

Olive d’Or – A Unique Contest

The biggest extra-virgin olive-oil competition in Canada, which each year brings together more than 100 olive oils showcased for the 18,500 buyers visiting SIAL Canada.
The competition is open to extra-virgin olive oils from around the world, whether or not they are also exhibitors at SIAL Canada.
12 medals, 5 favourites, 1 BIO Prize and 1 design prize—try your luck!

Why Participate?

  • It’s a prestigious, widely recognized competition with strong visibility among 120 professional journalists
  • An effective test market: a competitive way to test your product, not only with a jury of experts but also with the show’s 18,500 visitors
  • Targeted samplesspecialized medias and major actors of the food industry have the possibility to taste winning oils samples on-site

Registration is open


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase your olive oil.

Register now
115 Olive Oils presented
15 Countries
12 Medals

A word from the Jury President

Olive d'Or in 4 steps


Step 1

Register for the competition by choosing the package on the registration platform that best fits your needs

Package 1 :  335$ CAD (Regular Price)
Package 2 :
 600$ CAD (Regular Price)


Step 2

Send SIAL Canada your olive oils for selection by the jury before April, 20th, 2018


Step 3

April, 30st and May, 1st, 2018, The grand jury will test and evaluate your oils to select the best ones and identify the finalists !


Step 4

The winners will be revealed to the medias and the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be handed out for the various categories! The winning Olive Oils will be exhibited inside a dedicated space during the SIAL Canada show !

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A prestigious and renowned contest

Returning for its 12th edition, the Olive d’Or contest is the meeting point for extra-virgin olive oils professionals from all around the world. Once again this year, our jury of experts will have the difficult task to crown the best oils in an increasingly competitive contest.

The 2018 winners will be announced on the first day of the show on May 2nd, 2018.

2018 Olive d'Or Jury

Christine Cheylan

Owner of Château Virant, Olive Oils

President of the Jury, Olive d'Or 2018 

Fil Bucchino

Certified olive oil taster, private label owner and educator

Denise Langevin

Professional virgin olive oil taster & consultant

Maria Grazia Lemme

Certified olive oil taster


Oleologist, professor of culinary culture, founder of

Karen Rapp

Certified Olive Oil Taster, educator and Founder of

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Julie Pilet

Sponsorship and special events coordinator