Schöller's Mövenpick Cognac VSOP Ice Cream was named Catering Product of the Year at the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) awards gala dinner held at the London Hilton Hotel last week.
The product is a smooth ice cream infused with the fruity and floral notes of the fine VSOP Cognac and Cognac-marinated Granny Smith apple pieces and judges from the Craft Guild of Chefs praised its flavour, colour, texture and smoothness, adding that it was ideal for Christmas menus.
The ice cream, which also picked up the gold award for Best New Dessert/Ice Cream/Confectionery Product, was one of seven category winners in the running for the title.
Brakes scooped the highest tally of awards overall with three gold, three silver and one bronze, including a clean sweep in the Best New Bakery/Pastries Product category, although credit for the Brakes Brie & Cranberry Parcel's gold in the Best New Starter/Buffet/Appetiser Product category went to manufacturers Millifoods who also picked up another gold and a silver award.
Catering Product of the Year Mövenpick Cognac VSOP Ice Cream - Schöller Ice Cream
Best New Starter/Buffet/Appetiser Product
Gold: Brakes Brie & Cranberry Parcel - Millifoods
Silver: Chicken Korma Split Sticks - Brakes
Bronze: 30g Moroccan Chicken Meatballs - Snowbird Foods
Best New Accompaniment/Potato/Vegetable Product
Gold: Individual Potato Gratin Dauphinoise - Brakes
Silver: Farm Frites Curry Chips - Farm Frites UK
Bronze: Table Table Onion Marmalade - Bar and Restaurant Foods
Best New Meat Free/Vegetarian Product Gold: Smokey Bean and Roasted Vegetable Chilli - The Authentic Food Company
Silver: Butternut Squash & Fire Roasted Tomato Risotto - Loxtonfoodco
Bronze: Spinach & Goats Cheese Savoury Tart - Delice de France
Best New Multi-Portion Product Gold: Vegetable Lasagne - Millifoods
Silver: BHS Fish Pie - Millifoods
Bronze: Ikea Lamb Tagine - Bar and Restaurant Foods
Best New Bakery/Pastries Product Gold: Treacle Toffee Apple Tulip Muffin - Brakes
Silver: 100% Rye Tin Loaf - Brakes
Best New Dessert/Icecream/Confectionery Product Gold: MÁ¶venpick Cognac VSOP Ice Cream - SchÁ¶ller Ice Cream
Silver: Fig, Plum & Pistachio Frangipane Tart - Brakes
Bronze: Bindi Coppa Crème Brulee and Fruitti Di Bosco - Ticco