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Unearth the UK’s best food, drink and equipment at the 2018 Product Excellence Awards

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Unearth the UK’s best food, drink and equipment at the 2018 Product Excellence Awards

The UK’s leading food, drink and equipment products will be unveiled next month at The Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards (PEAs) in partnership with Delaware North.

The winners will be announced at a glitzy lunchtime event on Thursday 6 December at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to West Ham Football Club.

Delaware North’s executive head chef Gary Foakes, who’s worked alongside Albert and Michel Roux, Anton Edelmann, Anton Mosimann and Raymond Blanc, will be delivering a sumptuous three-course lunch.

Guests will also have the opportunity to network with leading suppliers, buyers and members of the PEAs’ highly-respected judging panel at a drinks reception at the iconic sports venue.

“The PEAs recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment and producers at the top of their game when it comes to creativity, innovation and technological advances,” said Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer.

“Plus this year, guests will have the opportunity to make this an extra-special festive celebration, with Westfield Stratford on the doorstop and the fantastic facilities and surroundings of the London Stadium.”

Delaware North managing director Doug Tetley added: “As a company, we are the UK’s leading sports service caterer, known throughout the industry for our very high standards of hospitality catering and service. It is a natural fit for us to be supporting the Product Excellence Awards and to be working with The Caterer.

The awards celebration takes place from 11.30am on Thursday 6 December.
Tickets to join the celebration and mix with the best of the best suppliers and manufacturers are available at £150 per person or £1,400 per table of 10, and can be purchased here.

The shortlisted finalists and attending on the day are:
Bakery

• Creative Foods Europe: Beef, merlot, mushroom & béarnaise pie
• Pidy: Ready to fill 8cm sweet shortcrust trendy shell
• The Great British Biscotti: Red onion marmalade & walnut biscotti

Beers, Wines & Spirits

• Hartwall: original long drink
• 
Lanchester Wines: (exclusively for Bestway Wholesale) Di Conte Pinot Grigio

Beverage making and dispense equipment

• Eau de Vie: Connect system
• RH Hall: New Covent Garden soup server
• TEAPY; TEAPY T-4-1 “hold-in-one-hand” tea service
• Zummo London: Zummo Z40 N fresh juice machine

Coffee

• Caffeine Limited: London Calling Coffee
• Kimbo: bio organic Nespresso compatible capsule
• Roast & Ground Mugonero, Single Origin, Mugonero, Rwanda
• BB Foodservice: essentially café gourmet espresso beans

Condiments

• Belazu Ingredient Company: Fresh leaf vegan lovage pesto
• Belazu Ingredient Company: Fig leaf extra virgin olive oil
• Brakes: Apple, date & tamarind chutney

Crockery, cutlery, glassware and table top

• Cole and Mason: Coloured foodservice mills
• Dalebrook: Omni mug
• Nisbets: HC335 olympia nomi blue tapas round tray
• Utopia: Nude Stem Zero with Ion Shield wine glass

Dairy

• Booker: Chef’s Larder Tuxford & Tebbutt blue stilton
• Booker: Crunch extra
 mature cheddar
• Eurilait: Soignon mould ripened goat cheese log

Desserts

• Bidfood: Premium selection triple chocolate calypso mousse
• Brakes: Passion fruit bar
• Brakes: Gluten-free vegan chocolate orange dessert
• Brioche Pasquier: Tartelette au citron meringuée ‘Italienne’

Food preparation equipment

• Carpigiani: 161 G SP compact gelato machine
• Hendi: 10-tray food dehydrator profi line
• Mitchell & Cooper: Crustastun

Frozen
• 
Booker: Chef’s Larder premium extra chunky gourmet chips
• Creative Foods Europe: Chicken chachos
• La Tua Pasta: Handmade tortelloni nduja & mascarpone

Fish and Seafood

• Brakes: M&J Seafood bistro hand-battered MSC cod fillets
• Paramount 21: Katsu curry fishcake
• Whitby Seafoods: MSC Whitby smoked haddock, Cheddar and chive croquetas

Meat, Game and Poultry

• Booker: Blackgate signature premium pork & leek sausages
• Danish Crown UK: British free-range smoked streaky bacon
• 
Danish Crown UK: Cumberland sausage

Prime Cooking

• Garland: Instinct griddle 3.0
Jestic: Alfa Pro Qubo pizza oven
• Nisbets: CE208 Buffalo 1 zone induction hob 3kW
• Rieber: New generation hybrid 200 multipurpose mobile oven

Refrigeration

• Adande Aircell: Sarma
• Classeq: Ice-o-matic elevation series cube ice maker, model CIM0535
• Polar by Nisbets: CK640 polar blast chiller & freezer
• 
Scotsman: DXN 207 ice and water dispenser

Snacking

• Belazu Ingredient Company: Socca nut mix
• Made for Drink: Chorizo thins
• Pep & Lekkar: cumin & nigella seed snacks

Soft Drinks

• Fentimans: Connoisseurs tonic water
• Fentimans: Rose lemonade
• Freedea: Lemonsoda zero

Special Diet
• 
Booker: Chef’s Larder premium extra chunky gourmet chips (gluten free)
• Paramount 21: luxury veggie burger
• The Protein Ball Co: peanut butter protein balls

Tea and Hot Chocolate
• 
TATA Global Beverages: Tetley decaffeinated
• TATA Global Beverages: Tetley raspberry and pomegranate
• Shibui Tea: English breakfast

Technology

• CRAMS: comprehensive risk assessed method statements
• Rational UK: training and recipe app
• Rational UK: ConnectedCooking
• VIVID: ALL/OFF kit

Warewashing

• Electrolux Professional: green & clean rack type warewasher
• Meiko: M-iClean H
• Winterhalter: UFL utensil washer

Workwear and uniforms
• CCS: Michelin GT1Pro magister footwear
• Invigorate: WearerTech invigorate shoes

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