Chefs reveal winning ingredients in Chefs’ Choice Awards

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Chefs have voted for the ingredients they believe every kitchen should have in the second annual Chefs’ Choice Awards.

Products from foodservice suppliers were entered into the annual Chefs’ Choice Awards and judged by a panel of top food experts, before the winners were revealed at an awards ceremony in London in February.

Items from cheese and crisps to nuts and cakes were included in the awards, along with the overall winner of the Product of the Year.

Brakes Group head of category Sarah Wilkinson said: “The Chefs’ Choice Awards shine a light on the best products for foodservice.

‘Great for us and customers’

“Winning no fewer than five awards in 2017 [and two this year] was great for us and our customers.”

Bidfood brand controller Holly Marrero Easson said: “Winning at the Chefs’ Choice Awards has been fantastic for us in reinforcing the outstanding quality of our own brand products. Especially as these were judged and chosen by a panel of professional chefs.”

This year the competition was sponsored by the international food exhibition Cibus and the Italian Trade Agency and supported by Food Innovation Solutions and Good Sense Research.

The categories and category winners of the 2018 Chefs’ Choice Awards are:

  • Product of the Year
    Froneri – ​Mövenpick Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • Biscuits and Crackers
    Booker – ​Chef’s Larder Premium Gourmet Crackers
  • Bread and Morning Goods
    Bidfood – ​Premium Selection Jalapeño and Cheddar Bloomer
  • Cakes
    Bidfood – ​Premium Selection Persian Love Loaf Cake
  • Cheese
    Booker – ​Chef’s Larder Tuxford and Tebbutt Blue Stilton
  • Crisps and Nuts
    Pipers Crisp Co – ​Atlas Mountains Wild Thyme and Rosemary Crisps
  • Finished Desserts
    Brioche Pasquier UK – ​Tartelette au Citron Meringuée
  • Fish and Shellfish
    Brakes – ​Scottish MSC Mussels in a Tomato Chorizo & Smoked Paprika Sauce
  • Hot Beverages
    Booker – ​Lichfields Fairtrade Gourmet Espresso Beans
  • Ice Cream
    Froneri – ​Mövenpick Cinnamon Ice Cream
  • Meat and Poultry
    Booker – ​BlackGate Signature Half Striploin
  • Party and Buffet Foods
    Pidy UK – ​Mussel Shell Black Pie
  • Potato
    Booker – ​Chef’s Larder Premium Extra Chunky Gourmet Chips
  • Products Sold as Free-From
    Brakes – ​Gluten Free Pigs in Blankets
  • Ready Meals
    Bidfood – ​Premium Selection Honey Root Vegetable and Quinoa Burger
  • Sauces and Condiments
    Booker – ​Chef’s Larder Sriracha Sauce
  • Stock and Store Cupboard
    Essential Cuisine – ​Asian Aromatic Stock Base
  • Chefs’ Choice Award for Innovation
    Prima Foods UK – ​Gluten Free Choux Pastry Mix

The Chefs’ Choice Awards are spearheaded by William Reed and brought to you by Food Manufacture​, The Grocer​, Restaurant ​magazine and The Morning Advertiser​.

Enter for next year’s competition.

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