Hinchliffe’s Butchers of Huddersfield has regained the Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year title which it won back in 2007.
Its Thick Pork Sausage beat 14 others in the final held at London’s Butchers Hall last week. The 15 sausages had already been selected as first, second and third place in each of the competition’s five categories from a total of over 230 entries, but any of the sausages in the final was eligible to take the overall winner’s title. Hinchcliffe’s Thick Pork Sausage came second in the Traditional Pork Sausage category.
Simon Haigh from Hinchliffe’s said: “We’ve been making this sausage for about 14 years now and I think the feedback we’ve had along the way from various competitions has helped us perfect it. That and the fact that we only use quality ingredients – our pork comes from specially selected local pigs, bought straight from the farm.
“We pride ourselves on consistency. All of our sausages are made the same way, using skills developed over the years. This makes a real difference – after all, anyone can take the recipe but they won’t all produce a good sausage.”
Tony Goodger, BPEX foodservice trade manager said: “We know that sausages play an important role on menus today; they can be used in classic and contemporary menus, are enjoyed by diners of all ages and offer plenty of opportunities for caterers to boost sales and profit.”
British Sausage Week 2009 runs from 2 to 8 November.
Foodservice Sausage of the Year 2009 – the results
Overall winner: Hinchliffe’s Butchers – Thick Pork Sausage
Category: Traditional Pork Sausage
Winner : Cam Family Butchers – Breakfast Pork Sausage
Second: Hinchliffe’s Butchers – Thick Pork Sausage
Third: Country Park Foods – Traditional English Premium Pork Sausage
Category: Speciality Pork Sausage
Winner: Solent Butchers – Pork with Sage & Onion
Second: Muff’s of Bromborough – Old English Pork with Herbs and Peppers
Third: John Pettit & Sons – Pork, Honey and Mustard
Category: Best Pub Sausage
Winner: Fence Gate Inn – Gloucestershire Old Spot, White Truffle and Parsley Sausage
Second: The Holly Bush – Outdoor Reared Pork & Wild Nettle Sausage
Third: Brian Etherington Meat Co – Pork tribute and Thyme Sausage
Category: Best Innovative Sausage
Winner: Russell Hume – Spiced Pear Sausage
Second: The UK Foodhall – Mighty Mini Sausage
Third: Fence Gate Inn – Organic Pork, Sauteed Woodland Mushrooms, White Wine and Tarragon Sausage
Category: Best Pork Sausage (Volume Produced)
Winner : York House Meat Products – Mini Lincolnshire Sausage
Second: Althams Catering Butchers – Pork Sausage
Third: Langfords Catering – Best Farmhouse Pork Sausage