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Unilever Foodsolutions takes Gold Award at Excellence in Food and Drink Awards

30 November 2010 by
Unilever Foodsolutions takes Gold Award at Excellence in Food and Drink Awards

Unilever Foodsolutions has taken the prestigious Gold Award in Caterer and Hotelkeeper‘s annual Excellence in Food & Drink Awards.

The company's Hellmann's Sesame Soy Vinaigrette was selected by the judging panel as this year's winner of winners from 18 categories, with its "convenient packaging and versatility" picked out for special praise.

Speaking at the event, hosted by London's Dorchester hotel on Park Lane last week, Caterer and Hotelkeeper editor Mark Lewis said: "For eight years now, our Food and Drink Awards have allowed us to showcase the very best products to come out of the UK's food development kitchens the hospitality industry owes you all a debt of thanks."

Category winners at the awards included Bas Armagnac (Armagnac Veuve Gouldoulin) in Alcoholic Drinks; Cherry Bakewell Sponge (Creative Foods) in Desserts and Puddings; and Hot Smoked Mackerel Fillet with Piri Piri (Brakes) in Fairtrade, Organic and Ethical Products.

Excellence in Food & Drink Awards 2010 winners in full

Accompaniments and Ingredients

Shortlisted
Chef's Larder Pesto Alla Genovese - Booker
Farmhouse Mayonnaise - Hillfarm Oils
Yutaka Japanese Style Panko Breadcrumbs - Tazaki Foods
Hellmann's Sesame Soy Vinaigrette - Unilever Foodsolutions

Winner
Hellmann's Sesame Soy Vinaigrette - Unilever Foodsolutions

Alcoholic Drinks

Winner
Bas Armagnac - Armagnac Veuve Gouldoulin

Bakery Products

Shortlisted
La Boulangerie Opera - Brakes
La Boulangerie Victoria Sponge Tulip Muffin - Brakes
Pave Rustique Multi-cereal again - Brakes

Winner La Boulangerie Victoria Sponge Tulip Muffin - Brakes

Confectionery

Winner
Chocolate Lollies - Paul Wayne Gregory

Desserts and Puddings

Shortlisted
Blackcurrant & Apple Bavarois - Brakes
Chocolate Mint Melt - Creative Foods
Cherry Bakewell Sponge - Creative Foods
Winner
Cherry Bakewell Sponge - Creative Foods

Fairtrade, Organic and Ethical Products

Shortlisted
MSC Hot Smoked Sweet Cure Mackerel Fillets - Brakes
Hot Smoked Mackerel Fillet with Piri Piri - Brakes
Winner
Hot Smoked Mackerel Fillet with Piri Piri - Brakes

Food Intolerance Products

Winner
Organic Tomato & Basil Soup - Tideford Organic Foods

Food on the Go

Shortlisted
Organic Carrot & Coriander Soup - Tideford Organic Foods
V Go Porridge - Kerry Foodservice
Fully Baked Jacket Potatoes - Farmhouse Potato Bakers

Winner V Go Porridge - Kerry Foodservice

Hot Beverages

Shortlisted
Premiere Gold 1 Cup Teabags - Brakes
Marrakesh Mint - Mighty Leaf Tea
Grand Cru - United Coffee UK

Winner Marrakesh Mint - Mighty Leaf Tea

Ice-Creams

Shortlisted
Chilly Billy Orange Iced Lolly - Bensons Totally Fruity
Mövenpick's Almond & Vanilla Ice Cream - Schöller Ice Cream
Mövenpick's Double Cream & Meringue Ice Cream - Schöller Ice Cream

Winner Mövenpick's Double Cream & Meringue Ice Cream - Schöller Ice Cream

Innovation Award

Shortlisted
Patisse Orange & Poppy Seed Rosette - Bakehouse
Stuffed Butternut Squash - Brakes
Schwartz for Chef Recipe Mix - Mediteranean Herb - McCormick UK
Hellmann's Sesame Soy Vinaigrette - Unilever Foodsolutions

Winner Stuffed Butternut Squash - Brakes

Kids' Main Meals

Winner
Kids' Macaroni Cheese - Millifoods

Kids' Drinks

Winner The Smoothie Strawberry & Banana - Brakes

Kids' Snacks

Winner
Me, Myself and My Cheese and Crackers - Bel UK

Main Courses and Centre of Plate

Shortlisted
King Prawn Kelantan - Creative Foods
Lamb Chettinad - Creative Foods
Lasagne - Millifoods

Winner Lamb Chettinad - Creative Foods

Meat, Game, Poultry and Fish

Shortlisted
Premium Fresh Steak Burger - Ben Burger
Birstead British 21 Day Aged Carvery Forerib of Beef - Brakes
British Stuffed Belly of Pork - Brakes

Winner British Stuffed Belly of Pork - Brakes

Starters, Side Orders and Buffet Products

Shortlisted
DelhiBITES Cocktail Indian Onion Bhajis - Brand Innovations
DelhiBITES Cocktail Indian Vegetable Samosas - Brand Innovations
DelhiBITES Tandoori Indian Garlic & Coriander Naan - Brand Innovations
Sweet Potato Fries - Lamb Weston

Winner DelhiBITES Cocktail Indian Vegetable Samosas - Brand Innovations

Vegetarian

Shortlisted
Pesto and Mozzarella Burger - The Authentic Food Company
Goat's Cheese Wellington Slice - Brakes
DelhiBITES Indian Onion Bhajis - Brand Innovations
DelhiBITES Cocktail Selection Pack - Brand Innovations

Winner DelhiBITES Indian Onion Bhajis - Brand Innovations

Gold Award

Winner
Hellmann's Sesame Soy Vinaigrette

Excellence in Food and Drink Awards 2010 - the entrants >>

2009 Excellence in Food & Drink Awards winners announced >>

By Chris Druce

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