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2016 Product Excellence Awards shortlist announced

04 October 2016 by
2016 Product Excellence Awards shortlist announced

The Caterer is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Product Excellence Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector.

Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor for The Caterer, said: "It's a pleasure to share these results with our audience; to highlight the extraordinary amount of creativity, innovation, responsibility and ingenuity available in our sector.

"Hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars rely on their suppliers and producers to help them attract and retain customers. Without amazing products we would have no bums on seats… No pans to cook your breakfast eggs, no plates, no cocktails mixed, no luxurious bedding to lie on, no fluffy towels. Imagine your favourite restaurant without the best joint of meat, and pubs without dishwashers that guarantee a spotless and smear-free glass."

Hundreds of food and drink products were tested during September and equipment entries debated by industry experts from across all sectors of hospitality.

All finalists have now been advised of their inclusion in the shortlist and provided with finalists' logos. The winners will be announced on 1 December at Westminster Kingsway College, London.

Each finalist company will be allocated a ticket to the awards event with extra guest tickets available via www.productexcellenceawards.co.uk/productexcellence2016

The 2016 shortlisted finalists are:
Bakery

  • Coup de Pates, White & Rye Sourdough Bread sheets
  • GB Biscotti, Parmesan & Fennel Biscotti
  • Pan Artisan, Focaccia Romana

Condiments

  • Santa Maria Foodservice, Tellicherry Black Pepper
  • Santa Maria Foodservice, Kimchi Spice Mix, Seoul Style
  • The Bay Tree, Sweet Garlic Pickle
  • Womersley Foods, Lime, Black Pepper & Lavender Vinegar

Confectionery

  • Booker, Chef's Larder, Gluten-Free, Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • En Route International, Organic Chocolate Coated Berries
  • Fudge Kitchen Best of British Trio

Dairy

  • En Route International, first class cheese selection
  • Isigny Sainte Mère, Isigny Creamy Brie
  • Premier Cheese, Café de Paris Butter

Desserts

  • Booker, Chef's Larder Premium New York Cheesecake
  • Brakes, Mango & Passionfruit Sponge
  • Pots & Co, Vanilla & Chocolate Pot

Food on the go

  • Country Choice, The Sausage Roll Company, Sausage Roll
  • En Route International, Organic Chocolate Coated Berries
  • Mars Foods, Dolmio and Uncle Ben's Lunch Pots

Frozen

  • Booker, Chef's Larder, Premium Extra Chunky Chips
  • Brakes, Select Forest Mushroom with Truffle Mezzaluna
  • Brioche Pasquier UK, Macarons Classiques
  • Paramount 21, Mac n Cheese Croquettes
  • Paramount 21, Seeded Jack Sprat

Hot beverages - coffee

  • Bidvest Foodservice, Black & White, Dark Roast Coffee
  • Booker, Lichfields Italian Espresso Coffee
  • Scanomat, Amokka Crema

Hot beverages - tea

  • Tetley, English Breakfast
  • Tetley, Camomile
  • Twinings, Gingerbread Chai Latte

Impulse & snacks

  • Booker, Lichfields Granola Bar
  • Pepsico, Market Deli Chorizo Crisps
  • Ten Acre, Secret of Mr Salt

Meat, game, poultry & fish

  • Bidvest Foodservice, Farmstead Pork rack with apricot stuffing
  • Booker, Blackgate 28 Day Mature Beef Roasting Joint
  • Brakes, Beef Rib with Salt & Pepper
  • Loch Duart, Loch Duart Salmon

Soft drinks & juices

  • Coca-Cola European Partners, Glaceau Smartwater
  • Coca-Cola European Partners, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  • Radnor Hills, Heartsease Farm Apple & Rhubarb Sparkling Pressé

Special diet

  • Booker, Chef's Larder, Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • Holy Cow Food Company, Mangalore Malabar Curry Sauce
  • Pidy, Gluten-Free Neutral Mini Tartlet

Beverage-making & dispense equipment

  • Franke Coffee Systems, A600 FoamMaster (flavour station)
  • R H Hall, New Covent garden, Soup Server
  • Robot Coupe UK, Robot Coupe J100 Ultra
  • Scanomat, Top Brewer Pro Series

Crockery, cutlery, glassware & tabletop

  • Churchill, Stonecast Barley White Organic Plate
  • Churchill Studio Prints, Stone Grey Coupe Plate
  • Dalebrook Supplies Copper Tea Stand
  • Robert Welch Designs, Arden Knife

Environmental

  • Booker, Baguette & Hot Dog Tray
  • Continental Chef Supplies, Chaud Devant, Recycled Plastic Bottle Chef's Jacket
  • Vegware, PLA Gourmet Lid

Food preparation equipment

  • Mitchell & Cooper: Nemox Gelato 4K Touch
  • Robot Coupe UK, Robot Cook
  • Sous Vide Tools: WiFusion Thermal Circulator

Hygiene & waste management

  • SealedAir, Sure Cleaning Products
  • Wrapmaster, Wrapmaster Duo Dispenser

Induction

  • Burco Commercial, Titan Induction Range
  • Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM), Vollrath Mirage Countertop Buffet
  • Grande Cuisine, Adventys, Induc Art

Microwaves & rapid cooking

  • Bonnet, Compact Kitchen Concept
  • Frima, VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112L Dynamic
  • Manitowoc, Merrychef Eikom e2s

Ranges, ovens, frying & grilling

  • Angelo Po UK, X Oven 3
  • Frima, VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112T Dynamic
  • Jestic, Henny Penny Velocity Series PXE-100

Refrigeration

  • Adande Refrigeration, A+ Fridge (HCS & HCR)
  • Hubbard Systems, Scotsman Prodigy Nugget Ice Machine
  • Precision, Retro Refrigeration

Technology

  • Kafoodle, Kafoodle Allergen System
  • Monika, Pathfinder
  • Wi-Q, Wi-Q System

Warewashing

  • Wexiödisk, WD-4S
  • Winterhalter, UC Excellence-i

Workwear

  • Continental Chef Supplies, Chaud Devant, Recycled Plastic Bottle Chef's Jacket
  • Oliver Harvey, Custom Cross Back Apron
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