The festive season kicked off last night with the most innovative producers and suppliers coming together at The Caterer’s 2016 Product Excellence Awards.
Held at Westminster Kingsway College which proved a wonderful backdrop for the highly anticipated event, Products & Suppliers Editor Lisa Jenkins led the proceedings as the very best in food, beverage and equipment went head-to-head.
With three clients in the running for a trophy (as well as some personal favourites) it proved a tense evening for Jellybean and we were delighted when Wrapmaster Duo picked up an award in the hygiene & waste management category.
Here’s a rundown of all the winners:
• Bakery Pan Artisan, Focaccia Romana
• Condiments The Bay Tree, Sweet Garlic Pickle
• Confectionery Booker, Chef’s Larder, Gluten-Free, Chocolate Fudge Brownie
• Dairy En Route International, First Class Cheese Selection
• Desserts Pots & Co, Vanilla & Chocolate Pot
• Food on the go Country Choice, The Sausage Roll Company, Sausage Roll
• Frozen (Pasta) Brakes, Select Forest Mushroom with Truffle Mezzaluna
• Frozen Booker, Chef’s Larder, Premium Extra Chunky Chips
• Hot beverages (Coffee) Bidvest Foodservice, James Aimer, Dark Roast Coffee
• Hot beverages (Tea) Twinings, Gingerbread Chai Latte
• Impulse & snacks Booker, Lichfields Granola Bar
• Meat, game, poultry & fish Bidvest Foodservice, Farmstead Pork Rack with Apricot Stuffing
• Soft drinks & juices Radnor Hills, Heartsease Farm Apple & Rhubarb Sparkling Pressé
• Special diet Holy Cow Food Company, Mangalore Malabar Curry Sauce
• Beverage-making & dispense equipment Robot Coupe UK, Robot Coupe J100 Ultra
• Crockery, cutlery, glassware & tabletop Churchill, Stonecast Barley White Organic Plate
• Environmental Continental Chef Supplies, Chaud Devant, Recycled Plastic Bottle Chef’s Jacket
• Food preparation equipment Mitchell & Cooper: Nemox Gelato 4K Touch
• Hygiene & waste management Wrapmaster, Wrapmaster Duo Dispenser
• Induction Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), Vollrath Mirage Countertop Buffet Warmers
• Microwaves & rapid cooking Frima, VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112L Dynamic
• Ranges, ovens, frying & grilling Jestic, Henny Penny Velocity Series PXE-100
• Refrigeration Adande Refrigeration, A+ Fridge (HCS & HCR)
• Technology Kafoodle, Kafoodle Allergen System
• Warewashing Winterhalter, UC Excellence-i
• Workwear Oliver Harvey, Custom Cross Back Apron
Well done to Lisa and everyone at The Caterer team for a brilliant evening that celebrated those passionate and dedicated suppliers working to make our hospitality industry so great.
Also a big thank you to Wrapmaster for inviting me along, it was definitely worth braving the cold and a fantastic way to end 2016.
Happy Christmas Everyone!