The Caterer's Supplier Awards 2021 shortlist revealed

18 November 2021 by
The Caterer's Supplier Awards 2021 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Supplier Awards organised by The Caterer has been revealed, recognising excellence and innovation in food, drink, and equipment products within the hospitality sector.

The judging, which took place at Westminster Kingsway College, and at The Caterer's offices in London, saw food and drink products evaluated by industry chefs and consultants alongside three senior lecturers at the college, and equipment debated and discussed at length by industry specialists from across all sectors of hospitality.

Lisa Jenkins, managing editor of The Caterer and chair of the judging panels, said: "Despite the past tumultuous 20 months we received hundreds of entries and have seen so much innovation showing the resilience of suppliers. The equipment categories also showed incredible developments in versatile and flexible kit. It gives us immense pleasure to share these results and to recognise the creativity and technological advances in the supplier sector."

Judge Adam Bateman, culinary director at the Grand hotel in Birmingham, said: "It's my third year of being involved with The Caterer's Supplier awards, and I can't wait to return next year. It's a vital part of seeing new and innovative products from a broad range of suppliers across our industry and as always there were some really stand-out products."

Drinks specialist Neil Phillips, also known as the Wine Tipster, added: "I always look forward to the judging of The Caterer's Supplier Awards, as I really enjoy working with the other judges, who bring such a range of skills, experience and passion. The high quality of product development and innovation shown by the suppliers in each of the categories is so inspiring and communicates such a positive message for our industry."

The results of the Supplier Awards will be announced at a Facebook Live virtual awards ceremony on the 15 December (click here to register for the event). The winners will be sent individual Supplier Award trophies and winners' collateral for their websites and marketing purposes.

The shortlisted finalists are

Bakery Product of the Year

  • Bidfood, Vegan Blueberry and Lemon Cake
  • Booker, Chef's Larder Premium Sourdough Pizza Pucks
  • Doughboys, Sourdough Pizza Base
  • The Bread Roll Company, La Boulangerie 4" Vegan Potato Burger Bun

Cold Beverage Award

  • Anon, Bittersweet Aperitif
  • Nine Elms, No. 18 Ruby Velven
  • Teapigs, Kombucha (ginger and lemongrass)

Dessert of the Year

  • Brakes, Vegan Belgian Sweet Waffles
  • Brioche Pasquier, Tartelette aux Framboises

Hot Beverage Award

  • Easy Joe Coffee Roasters, Mayni Indigenous Community Coffee
  • PekoeTea Edinburgh, The Whisky Collection
  • Shibui Tea, Chocolate & Ginger
  • Taylors of Harrogate, Rich Italian Coffee Bags

Larder and Dairy Product of the Year

  • Belazu Ingredient Company, Fig Leaf Vinegar
  • Belazu Ingredient Company, Urfa Chilli Paste
  • Brakes, Butlers Perfect British Cheeseboard
  • Brakes, Spicy Chip Seasoning
  • Westmill, Lucky Boat No. 1 Wholewheat Noodles

Meat and Poultry Product of the Year

  • Booker, Blackgate Signature 18, Premium Pork and Three Chilli Sausages
  • Brakes, South American Angus Ribeye Steak (28 day aged)
  • Meadow Vale Foods, Homestyle Salt and Chilli Shredded Chicken

Plant-Based Product of the Year

  • Bidfood, Everyday Favourites Vegan Pasty
  • Gold&Green, Protein Flakes
  • Lamb Weston, The Dukes of Chippingdom, Proper British Chips
  • Macphie, Plant-Based Cream Alternative
  • Quorn, Vegan Buttermilk Style Chicken Burger

Seafood Product of the Year

  • Clearwater Fine Foods / Macduff Shellfish, Premium Wild-Caught Hebridean Langoustines
  • Brakes, Dockside Argentinian Rosso Shrimps (peeled and deveined)
  • Brakes, M&J Seafood British MSC Hake Supremes (skin-on, boneless)
  • Nordic, Pineapple Cut Squid

Beverage Equipment Award

  • Franke, A300
  • Scanomat, TopJuicer
  • Scanomat, TopBrewer Pro 2021
  • Welbilt, Crem EX3

FOG & Waste Equipment Award

  • Environmental Products & Services, FilterShield FS2000
  • Environmental Products & Services, GreaseShield 3DPF
  • Filta, FiltaFOG Cyclone

Hygiene Product of the Year

  • Mechline, HyGenikx HGX-W-10F
  • Wrapmaster, Wrapmaster 4500

Light Equipment Product of the Year

  • Meiko, Bottle Wash System
  • Rieber, Thermoport Canteen
  • Wrapmaster, Wrapmaster Flexsil-Lid

Multi-functional cooking product of the Year

  • Rational, iVario Multifunctional Cooking System
  • Synergy Grill Technology, CharGo
  • Welbilt Convotherm, Maxx

Prime Cooking Product of the Year

  • Charvet, Pro 800 Chrome Plancha
  • Synergy Grill Technology, eGrill
  • Unox, CHEFTOP MIND.Maps BIG Compact

Rapid cooking product of the Year

  • Bonnet by Hobart, High Speed Steamer
  • Jestic Foodservice Solutions, XpressChef 3i
  • Unox, Bakerlux SPEED.Pro

Sustainable Product Award

  • Sous Vide Tools, Sustainapouch
  • The Cheeky Panda, Black Bamboo Paper straws
  • Wrapmaster, Recycled Industrial Foil

Technology - Innovation of the Year

  • Nutritics, Food Labelling software
  • The Access Group, Access Juice
  • TigerTMS, iPortal
  • Wi-Q, Connect

Technology - Workforce Management Award

  • Bizimply, Workforce Management software
  • Harri, Carri Chat and Apply
  • Stint, Digital Workforce platform

Warewasher of the Year

  • Hobart, Two Level Washer
  • Winterhalter, CTR Energy

The 2021 winners' supplement will be published in the 14 January 2022 issue of The Caterer.

The 2021 Supplier Awards judges were Andrew Aston, head of wellness and nutrition, BaxterStorey; Julie Barker, foodservice consultant; Adam Bateman, culinary director, the Grand hotel Birmingham; David Bentley, consultant, Bentley Associates; Ed Bircham, director, Humble Arnold Associates; Al Crisci; directorate of safety and rehabilitation, HMPPS; Julian Edwards, consultant, Foodservice Allergen Management; Kate Gould, consultant; Keg Catering Equipment Evaluation Services; Mark Kendall, commercial director, CedaBond; Vic Laws, consultant, AVL Consultancy; Steve Munkley, vice-president Craft Guild of Chefs and consultant chef, Steve Munkley Associates; Charlotte Partridge, senior procurement analyst, CH&Co; Jane Pendlebury, chief executive, Hospa; drinks specialist Neil Phillips; Charlotte Rouse, head of mobilisations and supply chain for London, BaxterStorey; Mark Taylor, director, Bloom Foodservice; Jamie Warley, head pastry chef, Sofitel London St James; Carl Weldon, chief operating officer, HFTP; Charlie Weller, key account manager, Space Group and Ken Winch, consultant, Ken Winch Design.

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