Product Excellence Awards shortlist revealed

06 October 2015 by
Product Excellence Awards shortlist revealed

The Caterer is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Product Excellence Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector.

Lisa Jenkins, products and suppliers editor of The Caterer, said: "With customer expectations rising, an increase in demand for special diet products and competition fierce to deliver the next innovation in the marketplace, foodservice operators need a point of difference to offer their guests.

"Sourcing the right products is paramount and our Product Excellence Awards showcase these excellent products, manufacturers, producers and services."

The judging sessions took place over five days and decisions were agreed by industry experts from across all sectors of hospitality. The judges tasted hundreds of products and studied a huge number of equipment entries.

Oliver Cock, commercial director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: This is a great shortlist with some very deserving finalists listed. I'm looking forward to the event in December and announcing and congratulating the winners at Dartmouth House."

The winners will be announced on 3 December at Dartmouth House in London in association with award sponsor, Compass Group UK & Ireland.

For more information on tickets to the awards presentation evening visit

The shortlisted finalists are:


Jamón & Teca, Jamón Iberico Bellota

Santa Maria Foodservice, American Cajun

Santa Maria Foodservice, Oregano

Santa Maria Foodservice, Tellicherry Black Pepper


Brakes, Ready to use dough block

Bidvest Foodservice, Whites Multigrain Pave

Bidvest Foodservice, Whites Walnut Pave


Fudge Kitchen, Slice & Serve Gourmet Butter Fudge Loaves

Broderick's, Crunchy Slam Dunk Peanut Chunk

Brakes, Oaty Bear Family Biscuits


Premier Cheese, Buffalo Yoghurt

Premier Cheese, Seaweed Butter

Premier Cheese, Butter portion with Himalayan Salt


Pots & Co Salted Caramel & Chocolate Pot

Pots & Co Passion Fruit & Orange Pot

Mövenpick, Swiss Chocolate Ice Cream

Brakes, Pear Parkin

Food on the Go

Brakes, Wholemeal couscous lentil & pesto salad

Brakes, Black Rice Quinoa & Ginger Salad

Mövenpick, Vanilla Dream Impulse ice Cream


Paramount 21, Jack Sprats

Bidvest Foodservice, British Steak & Stout Pie

Bidvest Foodservice, British Chicken, Leek & Bacon Pie

Hot Beverages

Kimbo UK, Integrity Fairtrade and Organic

Tchibo Coffee, Piacetto Espresso Prestigioso Espresso

Tchibo Coffee, Piacetto Espresso Prestigioso Espresso Caffe Crema

UCC Coffee, Three Sixty Blend No 1

Flora Tea, Flying Snow

Flora Tea, Lily Fairy

Impulse & Snacks

Propercorn, Sweet & Salty

Calbee UK, Yushoi Snapea rice sticks smoked salt & Szechuan pepper

Yumsh Snacks, Ten Acre, The day sweet and sour became friends

Meat, Game, Poultry and Fish

Jamón & Teca Iberian Pork Meat

Woodall's air dried black combe ham

Burren Smokehouse Irish Organic salmon sliced

Jamón & Teca Iberico Bellota

Soft Drinks & Juices

Innocent Drinks, Innocent Bubbles: Lemon, Lime and Apple

Pip Organic, kids juices, Pineapple & mango smoothie

Pip Organic, grab and go Orange Juice

Special Diet

Unilever Food Solutions, Knorr Professional Jelly Bouillon

Quorn Foods, Quorn Tikka Masala

Yumsh Snacks, Ten Acre Ambrose Popperley's Wasabi popcorn

Bidvest Foodservice, Trio Berry Amore

Beverage making and dispense equipment

Foodservice Equipment Marketing, Hamilton Beach, High Performance Bar Blender

Zumex, Soul Juicer

Vivreau, Designer bottle heat sealer

WMF, Espresso coffee machine

Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware and Table Top

Continental Chef Supplies, Gifre Coral

Continental Chef Supplies, Imagilights, Djobie Table Model Collection

Studio William Welch, Sensory Texture Spoons

Food Preparation

Thermomix, TM5

Metcalfe Catering Equipment, Edlund, Titan Max Cut

Testo, 270 Cooking Oil Tester

Frying & Grilling

Josper, Parilla Grill

R H Hall, Crown Verity MB180

Frymaster, with SMART4U Technology


Monika, TaskMinder

Kärcher UK, SGV 8/5 steam generating vacuum

Electrolux Professional, my PRO washer dryer


CHR Foodservice Equipment, Eco-Chef

Foodservice Equipment Marketing, Vollrath drop-in Mirage induction Re-thermaliser

Induced Energy, Invisible Cooking Station

Microwaves and Rapid Cooking

MKN, Space Combi Magic Pilot

Frima UK, Dynamic VarioCooking Centre 211+

Convotherm 4, Easy Touch 10:10

Ranges and Ovens

Rational, Self Cooking Center 5 Series 1010 electric

Frima UK, Dynamic VarioCooking Centre 112T

Burco Commercial, 3KW Convection Oven

Smeg, ALFA144XE1 Convection Oven


Counterline, Experience Chilled & Heated Merchandiser

Irinox, Multifresh 25.1

Continental Chef Supplies, Urban Cultivator


Granuldisk, Granule Potwashing machine with EcoExchanger

Hobart Warewash, Premax AUP hood type with automatic soil remove (ASR)

Winterhalter, PT ClimatePlus

Wexiodisk, WD4S

Waste Management

Mechline Developments, Waste 2-0 Food Waste Digester

Catersave Europe, BB100 Waste Processor

Compactors Direct, Power Knot Liquid Food Digester

Environmental Award

Brita Professional, Water Filters

Vegware, the Gourmet Range

Vegware, Black Cutlery

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