The Caterer has revealed the names of the 25 winners of its 2015 Product Excellence Awards.
Innovation, sustainability and energy saving in product development were all recognised at the awards, held last night at Dartmouth House in Mayfair, London.
The awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in food drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector, represent the very best examples of product development in the industry.
They also provide an opportunity for the suppliers and manufacturers behind these products to get together and celebrate their success; and with product sourcing vital to business success, the innovations recognised on the night are a real reflection of the rising expectations in the market and the fierce competition among operators.
The awards were presented by Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer, and Oliver Cock, managing director, commercial, for Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Cock said: "We had a superb shortlist with some very deserving finalists listed.
"The winners represent some of the best food, drink and equipment products in our industry today."
The judging sessions took place over five days, with the winners decided by industry experts from across all sectors of hospitality. The judges tasted more than 150 products and debated nearly 100 pieces of equipment as they sought excellence in flavour, design and innovation.
Close to 120 suppliers, manufacturers and award judges were at the awards celebration to recognise the achievements of the winners.
Accompaniments: Santa Maria Foodservice, Oregano
Bakery: Bidvest Foodservice, Whites Walnut Pave
Confectionery: Broderick's, Crunchy Slam Dunk Peanut Chunk
Dairy: Premier Cheese, Seaweed Butter
Desserts: Pots & Co Passion Fruit & Orange Pot
Food on the Go: Mövenpick, Vanilla Dream Impulse ice Cream
Frozen: Bidvest Foodservice, British Chicken, Leek & Bacon Pie
Hot Beverages (Coffee): Kimbo UK, Integrity Fairtrade and Organic
Winner (Tea): Flora Tea Flying Snow
Impulse & Snacks: Propercorn, Sweet & Salty
Meat, Game, Poultry and Fish: Woodall's Air Dried Black Combe Ham
Soft Drinks & Juices: Pip Organic, Kids' Juices, Pineapple & Mango smoothie
Special Diet: Bidvest Foodservice, Trio Berry Amore
Beverage making and dispense equipment: WMF, Espresso Coffee Machine
Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware and Table Top: CCS, Imagilights, Djobie Table Model Collection
Environmental Award: Vegware, the Gourmet Range
Food Preparation: Testo, 270 Cooking Oil Tester
Frying & Grilling: Josper, Parilla Grill
Hygiene: Electrolux Professional, My PRO washer dryer
Induction: Induced Energy, Invisible Cooking Station
Microwaves and Rapid Cooking: MKN, Space Combi Magic Pilot
Ranges and Ovens: Smeg, ALFA144XE1 Convection Oven
Refrigeration: Irinox, Multifresh 25.1
Warewashing: Granuldisk, Granule Smart Pot Washing Machine with EcoExchanger
Waste Management: Mechline Developments, Waste 2-0 Food Waste Digester