A mix of independent businesses and major retailers have shared the plaudits at the Sammies, the British Sandwich Industry Awards.
Fast-food chain Subway picked up the Specialist Sandwich Bar Chain award at the ceremony at the Lancaster hotel in London last night, while Greggs won the overall British Sandwich Industry Award.
The winners were:
British Sandwich Designer of the Year Chris Rai from Chapati Man, St Leonards on Sea - chicken saag wrap with mint chutney and cachumber salad
Smoked Port Salut Cheese Sandwich Category Ben Curtis from Bradgate Bakery with a Smoked Port Salut, carrot and coriander raita and brinjal pickle sandwich.
Chicken Sandwich Category Sumaya El Kroni, Greencore, Bromley-by-Bow, London - chicken, lemon, coriander, roast vegetable and salad flat bread sandwich
Chunky Tomato Chutney Sandwich Category Frank Boltman, consultant from London N11 - grilled chorizo sausage, chunky tomato chutney, manchego cheese with mixed baby leaves dressed with olive oil in grilled sourdough roll
Wild Alaska Salmon Category Keith Allen, the Foodservice Centre, Cheddar, Somerset - Alaska Salmon and wasabi wraps with beetroot slaw and peashoots
Overall British Sandwich Designer of the Year Sumaya El Kroni, Greencore
New Sandwich of the Year Award Pret A Manger Sweet Chilli Crayfish and Mango Bloomer
New Sandwich Product of the Year Award Boots/Buckingham Foods Wrap Twister Pack
Workplace Sandwich Provider of the Year Award Beetroot Blue, Edinburgh
Bakery Sandwich Shop of the Year Award Greenhalgh's
Independent Sandwich Bar of the Year Award Gold awards were presented to:
Made By Ben, Bath
Taste UK, Romford
Specialist Sandwich Bar Chain of the Year Award Subway
The Sandwich Marketing Award Highly commended: Co-operative and SSP (UK)
Winner: Pret a Manger for their Christmas Campaign
Coffee Bar Sandwich Retailer of the Year Award Caffe Pausa (Dunelm Mill)
BSA Sandwich Manufacturer of the Year Award Solway Foods
En Route Sandwich Retailer of the Year Award Highly commended: Harvest Market and Espression By Lavazza
Winner: M&S Simply Food
Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year Award Tesco
Sandwich Convenience Retailer of the Year Award Highly commended: Wilkinson
Winner: The Co-operative
The British Sandwich Industry Award Greggs
By Neil Gerrard
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