Two Taranaki food startups have made the finals for the NZ Inspire+ Artisan Awards.

Both Texas BBQ Foods and Begin Distilling have had products selected for the presetigous awards, and the winners will be announced on 21 September.

Texas BBQ Foods have been selected for their Beef Brisket, Pork Belly and Smoked Butter products in the Chilled & Deli category, whilst Begin Distilling are in the running with their Juno Gin Seasonal 4-pack in the Alcoholic Beverages category.

The awards attracted more than 350 entries this year, across eight categories.  For more information please click here.