Nine businesses are set to compete for the overall winner’s title as well as winners in two other categories; independent butcher and multiple retailer or manufacturer
Hugh Judd, foodservice project manager at Eblex, said: “We are delighted with the level of interest in this new competition – with steaks rating as one of the nation’s favourite dishes, it is imperative that the industry continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction.”
Entries for the competition were marked by judges against set criteria including aroma, colour, marbling, flavour and juiciness.
The competition, along with “England’s Best Innovative Steak” and “England’s Best Steak Pie”, recognises steak products of exceptional quality and high levels of customer satisfaction in both the at-home and out-of-home markets.
The overall winner and category victors will be announced at a ceremony taking place at the Underglobe in London on April 22.