Chefs' Choice Award winners are unveiled

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Chefs' Choice

Professionals from the hospitality, wholesale and food manufacturing industries gathered at London’s Haymarket Hotel last night to see the winners of the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards unveiled.

Hundreds of products battled it out across 18 categories that ranged from Bread and Morning Goods right through to Desserts. The most hotly contested categories included Cheesecakes, Meal Accompaniments, and Cakes, Biscuits and Scones

The most decorated product of the night was Booker Group’s Chef’s Larder Chocolate Fudge Brownie, which triumphed in the Products Sold as Free From category and was also named Chefs’ Choice Product of the Year. It was praised by judges for being “tasty, moist and unidentifiable as a gluten-free product”.

The Chefs’ Choice Awards were created by William Reed Business Media to showcase the work of foodservice suppliers, from wholesalers through to manufacturers.

Judged by chefs for chefs, the annual awards aim to shine a spotlight on operators that can demonstrate quality, innovation, creativity, value and great taste delivery in their frozen, fresh, chilled or ambient products.

The products were judged at Food Innovation Solutions’ Waterloo development kitchen by a panel that included experienced chefs from a number of different sectors. All the entries were assessed on a range of criteria including appearance, aroma, flavour, texture, value for money and innovation.

The awards give category Winners, entrants achieving a Highly Rated standard and Finalists the use of respected endorsement logos on packaging and in all marketing at no cost.

“You have asked us to produce and run these awards to enhance the sector,” says event director Sonia Young. “These awards will allow businesses in the food service supply chain to compete head-to-head in core product categories and secure a competitive advantage via independent assessment of eating quality, value and taste. They also highlight great development work that’s delivering value to thousands of customers in pubs and bars, restaurants, hotels, cafes and other hospitality outlets.”

The Chefs’ Choice Awards will return next year with a wider remit and more categories.

For the full list of Winners and Highly Rated products click here. 

 

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Winners 2017

Bread and Morning Goods

New York Bakery Company Croll

Cheese and Dairy Products

Brakes Ready to Serve Continental Cheese Selection

Condiments

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Real Mayonnaise

Finished Desserts

Belfield Chocolate Coated Salted Caramel Profiteroles

Cheesecakes

Brakes Muscavado and Speculoos Cheesecake

Fish and Shellfish

Brakes Cold Smoked Salmon Portions

Beverages

Booker Group Lichfield Fairtrade Gourmet Espresso Beans

Ice Cream and Sorbet

Mövenpick Ice Cream Swiss Chocolate Ice Cream

Beef

Brakes Tomahawk Steak

Lamb and Pork

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Wild Boar Hot Dogs

Party and Buffet Foods

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Coronation Chicken Filler

Meal Accompaniment

Farm Frites UK & Ireland Farm Frites Ultimate Chips

Poultry Products

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Spicy Chicken Pops

Products Sold as Free-From

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Ready Meals

Brakes Venison Lasagne

Cakes, Biscuits and Scones

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Spiced Parsnip, Maple and Pecan Cake

Vegetables

Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering Reduced Salt & Sugar Baked Beans

Vegetarian Ready-meals and Portions

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Butternut Squash Aubergine Feta & Pomegranate Moussaka

Chefs’ Choice Product of the Year

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Chocolate Fudge Brownie

 

Highly Rated

Bread and Morning Goods

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese & Chutney Bloomer

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Five seed and Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Bloomer

Cheese and Dairy Products

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Taw Valley Mature Cheddar

Condiments

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Pesto Alla Genovese

Finished Desserts

Brakes Granola Topped Blackcurrant & Goji Berry Roulades

Cheesecakes

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium New York Cheesecake

Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering premium Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake

Fish and Shellfish

Brakes Tuna Carpaccio

Attilus Caviar Fresh Sturgeon Caviar

Beverages

Booker Group Lichfields Flavoured Tea – Red Berries

Wenlock Spring Still Water

Beef

Brakes Beef Rib with Salt and Pepper

Lamb and Pork

Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering Premium Back Bacon

Party and Buffet Foods

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection British Sausage Roll

Brakes Japanese Karaage King Prawns

Meal Accompaniment

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Buttery Mash Potato

Riso Gallo UK Gran Riserva Rice

Poultry Products

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Spicy Chicken Bites

Ready Meals

Brakes Panang Chicken Curry

Brakes Slow Cooked Hickory Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket

Cakes, Biscuits and Scones

Caterforce Superfood Fruit Cake

Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Luxury Biscuit Assortment

Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Hummingbird Cake

Chefs’ Choice Product of the Year

Brakes Ready To Serve Continental Cheese Selection

Mövenpick Ice Cream Swiss Chocolate Ice Cream

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