The Caterer's 2017 Product Excellence Awards: shortlist announced

29 September 2017 by
The Caterer's 2017 Product Excellence Awards: shortlist announced

The Caterer is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 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: "We had more entries than ever this year and it gives us great pleasure to share these results and to recognise the extraordinary creativity, innovation, technological advances and sheer hard work that exists in this sector.

"Whatever type of business you have in hospitality, you rely on your product suppliers to excite and engage your customers. Consumers of food and drink continually expect new entertainment, quick service and ingenious flavour sensations," added Jenkins.

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

2017 will also see two ‘winner of winners' awards presented; one to a food/drink product and one an equipment product that scored most highly during the judging process. The overall winners will be announced at the end of the evening.

All finalists have now been advised of their inclusion in the shortlist and will be provided with finalists' logos.

This year the Product Excellence Awards will be supported by Mevalco Fine Foods from Spain partnering with The Caterer on the night to provide the taste of Spain for guests. If you would like to join us to celebrate the very best suppliers in the industry and meet the chef and equipment judges who deem them so you can purchase tickets via the Product Excellence Awards website.

The event will be held at The In & Out, Naval and Military Club, No. 4 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4JU on the 5 December 2017 with each finalist company allocated a ticket to the awards evening.

Bidfood: Premium Selection Persian Love Loaf Cake
Great British Biscotti: Sun Dried Tomato and Olives
Speciality Breads: Original Scioche

Beers, wines and spirits
Renegade Brewery: West Coast Pale Ale
Salcombe Distilling Co: Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point'
West Berkshire Brewery: Good Old Boy

Bidfood: Black & White Coffee Company Fairtrade Medium Roast Filter Coffee
Kimbo: Napoli coffee capsule
UCC: ThreeSixty Cuba Cumanayagua coffee

Castillo de Canena: Arbequina Smoked Oil
Flagship Europe, Oasis Foods: Dakkochi Sauce
Vinegar Shed: Famille Dupont, cider vinegar

Eurilait: Paysan Breton, natural spreadable cheese
Noble Foods: Heritage Breeds, Copper Marans eggs
Noble Foods: Heritage Breeds, Legbar eggs

Bidfood: Premium Selection 24 Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Mademoiselle Desserts: Yuzu Lime Pie
Tipiak: French Pop Eclairs

Fish & Seafood
Bidfood: Premium Selection lime, chilli & coriander dusted yellow fin sole fillets
Whitby Seafoods: Extra Large Scampi
Whitby Seafoods: Glorious Grains Scampi

Booker: Chef's Larder Premium Super Crisp Skin on Gourmet Fries
La Tua Pasta: handmade Tortelloni filled mushroom and black truffle
Paramount 21: Aromatic Garden Burger

Meat, game and poultry
Booker: Blackgate Signature pork & leek sausages
Danish Crown: Crown Gold gammon (whole)
Lidgates: Earl Stonham Wagyu burgers

Soft drinks and juices
DaVinci Gourmet: Botanical Garden mint-flavoured syrup
Jeeva: Premium Organic king coconut water
The London Essence Co: Delicate Ginger Ale
The London Essence Co: Rhubarb & Cardamom Soda

Ape Snacks: Crunchy coconut bites (natural)
Brindisa: Salted Marcona almonds
En Route: Scribbles and Nibbles
The Real Soup Co: Grab & Go Indonesian chickpea and coconut soup

Special Diet
Booker: Chef's Larder, gluten free, chocolate fudge brownie
Freaks of Nature: Cocoa Loco
Paramount 21: Fish & Chip Shop Bites
Zaz: Crush Cacao bar

Tea and Hot Chocolate
Country Range: 100% Rainforest Alliance certified premium blend One Cup tea Bags
Tetley: Camomile
Tetley: English Breakfast Tea

Beverage making and dispense equipment
Eau De Vie: Multitap
Franke: A800 Foam Master with Flavour Station
Vitamix: Aerating Container

Crockery, cutlery, glassware and table top
Churchill Raku: Topaz Blue, Organic round plate
Pujadas: Cubic modular display system
Steelite International: Willow Gourmet Plate medium well 28.5 cm
Strahl: 5.5 oz Champagne flute

Brita Professional: recyclable cartridges
Dualit: compostable coffee capsules
Huhtamaki: FutureSmart

Food Preparation Equipment
Carpigiani: Ready ice cream machine
Kodiak: Bear Varimixer
Metcalfe: Roband Sycloid Generation 2
Robot Coupe: Robot Cook

Adventys: Induc Stone
Charvet: Induction Multizone
Sous Vide Tools: Sage Commercial by Polyscience, Control Freak

Microwaves and Rapid Cooking
Atollspeed: C50 Conveyor Oven
Convotherm: 4 easyTouch 6.10 with ConvoSmoke
Electrolux Professional: SpeeDelight
Lainox: Naboo combi steamer

Plate and Glass Washing
Hobart: Premax FTPi
Meiko: UPster K rack transport dishwashers, model K-M250
Winterhalter: UF Series

Prime Cooking Equipment
Hobart: Bonnet, Precipan
Rational: SelfCookingCenter XS Model
Rieber: Varithek ACS-1100-d3
Synergy Grill: SG900 MK2

Electrolux Professional: ecostoreHP refrigerated counters
Gram: Superior Plus
V-Tek: Rapid-chill bottle cooler

Technology: Software
A Game to Train App
Yoyo App

Technology: Hardware
Fripura: filter for fryers
Pocketherm Thermometer: HACCP recording App and Bluetooth
Winterhalter: Connected Wash

Waste Management
GreaseShield: GS3000-DW-PF
IMC: Waste Station
Winnow: Food Waste Technology

Workwear and Uniforms
CCS: Toffeln EziProtekta Safety Shoe
Simon Jersey: tweed waistcoat
Simon Jersey: contemporary suit

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