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!

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