Sumaya El Kroni of Greencore in Bromley-by-Bow was the overall winner of the Sandwich Designer of the Year 2011 awards.
She scooped the accolade as the UK’s finest sandwich creator for her chicken, lemon, coriander, roast vegetable and salad flat bread sandwich, which also won the Moy Park-sponsored chicken category in the finals, held in London’s Lancaster hotel after a series of four regional heats.
The judges were also impressed by the unusual combination of French cheese and Indian ingredients that won the Bel UK/Cheese Cellar Company-sponsored category for sandwiches using Smoked Port Salut.
“It really epitomises the sort of creativity that we’re looking to recognise in sandwich designing,” said judge Camilla Deane. “Experimenting with different ingredients can lead to a surprising but ultimately award-winning sandwich.”
The full list of winners:
Oasis Citrus Punch Category
Winner Chris Rai, Chapati Man, St Leonards on Sea
Chicken saag wrap with mint chutney and cachumber salad
English Provender Chunky Tomato Chutney Category
Winner Frank Boltman, Consultant, London
Grilled chorizo sausage, chunky tomato chutney, manchego cheese with mixed baby leaves dressed with olive oil in grilled sourdough roll
Alaska Seafood Wild Alaska Salmon Category
Winner Keith Allen, The Foodservice Centre, Cheddar, Somerset
Alaska Salmon and wasabi wraps with beetroot slaw and peashoots
Moy Park Chicken Category
Winner Sumaya El Kroni, Greencore, Bromley-by-Bow
Chicken, lemon, coriander, roast vegetable and salad flat bread sandwich