Organisers of the Brammys the Bramley apple awards have called on caterers and foodservice operators to use the apple more in their products and dishes.

A new category has been added to this year's awards to recognise Bramley products sold through the foodservice channel.

"There are enormous opportunities in foodservice, combining Bramleys with lamb, stir-fries, fish or other products," said spokesman Adrian Barlow.

Consumers will also be able to vote for their favourite Bramley product online for the first time this year. The awards take place on 22 July.