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The Caterer's Product Excellence Awards: shortlist revealed

09 October 2014 by
The Caterer's Product Excellence Awards: shortlist revealed

The Caterer is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2014 Product Excellence Awards which recognise excellence and innovation in food, drink and equipment products within the hospitality sector.

With customer expectations rising and competition fierce in the marketplace, food service operators need a point of difference for their offerings. Sourcing the right products is paramount and our new Product Excellence Awards aim to showcase these excellent products and services.

The judging sessions took place over five days and decisions were agreed by industry experts from across all sectors of hospitality. Judges tasted more than 120 products and debated nearly 100 pieces of equipment and looked for excellence in flavour, design and innovation.

Oliver Cock, commercial director for Compass Group & Ireland said: "Great products are absolutely fundamental to the success of our industry and we are lucky to have had such a fantastic array to choose from. The Product Excellence Awards will celebrate the producers and suppliers that enable us to deliver the very best food and service."

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 2 December at Westminster Kingsway College, London, the hosts for a large part of the judging.

For more information on tickets to the awards presentation evening visit www.productexcellenceawards.co.uk

PRODUCT EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2014 SHORTLIST

Accompaniments

• Avlaki, Agatheri Groves Olive Oil

• Santa Maria Foodservice, Cacao & Chilli

• Negociants UK, Verjuice, Maggie Beer

Bakery

Little & Cull, Tom's Pies Mini Pies

• Cobbs, Gluten free chocolate brownie

• Pan Artisan, Pizza bases

Dairy

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, Blacksticks Blue Soft Cheese

• Unilever, Meadowland Professional

• Glenilen Farm, Glenilen Farm yoghurt

Desserts

Jude's Ice cream, Salted Caramel Ice cream

• Lotus, Lotus Biscoff Spread

• Almondy, Almond Cake with Toblerone

• Cheese Cellar, Fresh As, Mandarin segments

Ethnic & Worldwide

Santa Maria Foodservice, Wasabi & Sesame

• La Tua Pasta, Ravioli filled with Beetroot

• Fresh Olive Company, Balsamic Pearls

• La Tua Pasta, Tortelloni Pumpkin

Food on the go

Mornflake, Superfast Pots

• Moms Fabulous Hot Dogs, Dinky Dogs

• Brakes, Pizzini - Cheese and Tomato

Frozen

KK Fine Foods, Fig Stilton and Rosemary Tart

• Paramount 21, Melted Cheese & Beer Croquette

• Little & Cull, Ham Hock & Pea Terrine

Coffee

Julius Meini UK, Espresso Spezial

• UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, Threesixty Blend Number One

• Nespresso, Ristretto Intenso

Hot beverages

Taylors of Harrogate, Fruit and Herbal Sweet Rhubarb infusions

• Love Taste Company, Apple & Cinnamon Love Fruit Teas

• Kokoa Collection Hot Chocolate, Dark Haiti 75% Hot Chocolate

Impulse, snacks & confectionery

Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn, Goats Cheese & Black Pepper Popcorn

• Scott Farms International, Sweet Potato Chips

• Cobbs, Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie

• Oloves, Basil & Garlic olives

Meat, game, poultry & fish

Donald Russell, Salt Beef, sous vide

• Continental Fine Foods, Woodall's Royale air-dried ham

• DJM Food Solutions, Maple & Hickory Plank Salmon

Soft drinks & juices

Pure Glan Food, Mariko Sparkling Green Tea

• Radnor Hills, Heartsease Farm Blackcurrant Crush

• Love Taste Company, The Hulk Smoothie

Side dish

Sapori D'Italia, Grigliato Misto

• Sapori D'Italia, Pomodorello

Special diet

Almondy, Philadelphia Gluten Free Almond Layered Lemon Cheesecake

• Pan Artisan, 10″ Italian Spiced Gluten Free Pizza Base

• Senza Foods, Gluten free quiches

Grills, griddles & BBQs

Hatco, TMS1

• Lincat, Opus 700 Vortech - Intro Fryer

• Salvis Salamander, Exclusive Ranges

Waste Management

• GreaseShield, Environmental Products & Services, GS1850-ECO-LL

• Vegware, Certified compostable eco packaging

• Tork, Xpressnap Snack

Ranges & ovens

Rational Self Cooking Center 5 Senses

• Electrolux Professional, Thermaline made to measure M2M

• MKN FlexiCombi Magic Pilot

Beverage makers & dispensers

Vivreau, Vi Tap

• Nespresso, Aguila

• Franke Coffee Systems, FoamMaster 8 Series

• Cocktail Magic Installations, CMI 0001

Warewashing

Winterhalter PT Pass Through Warewasher

• Wexiodisk, The Hood Type concept

• Miele Professional, Brilliant PG8058

Hygiene

Elektron Technology, Checkit v1.5

• Monika, TaskMinder wireless task monitoring

• Zenith Hygiene Group, Bio Sanitiser Concentrate

Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware and Table Top

Churchill, Stonecast

• Continental Chef Supplies, Splash by Gifre Table

• Steelite, Craft Range

• Grabbgo, Sillicone plate carrier

• Elia International, Effra Cutlery

Environmental Award

Duni UK Compost Range, Uni table coverings and napkins

• London Bio Packaging, Sustani & Revive

• Vegware, RCPLA Cutlery

Refrigeration

Adande, Matchbox Hydrocarbon with R600 Refrigerant

• Gram UK, Superior Plus 72

• Williams Refrigeration, Wine Tower

Microwaves and Rapid Cooking

Atollspeed, AS300T

• Maestrowave, Combi Chef 7

• Panasonic Gastronorm Commercial Microwave

Combi and multi-cooking

• Frima, Vario Cooking Centre Multi-efficiency

• Rational, Self-Cooking Centre 5 Senses

• Alto-Shaam, CT PROformance combi oven

Induction

• Manitowoc, Garland Module-Line

• Exclusive Ranges, SINA

• BGL Rieber, Varithek

Food Preparation Equipment

Bonzer, Pac ‘n' Vac containers

• Bonzer, EZ40 Can Opener

• Cavity Protection Systems, Microwave Cavity Liner

Sustainable initiative of the Year

Brita, waste management scheme

• Unilever Food Solutions, Waste App

• Vegware at Penair School

• Huhtamaki UK at Sparsholt College

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