The Bulletin BFFF GALA DINNER & ANNUAL AWARDS 2017
Starter /buffet /appetiser product
Foodservice awards Best new...
The gold award this year goes to The Authentic Food Company with its JD Wetherspoons Vegetable Samosa which also picks up the Foodservice Product of the Year. This delicious samosa cooks from defrost in the microwave for 25 seconds, then deep fry for three minutes. Our judges absolutely loved this product with one saying, “A very well-seasoned, well-spiced, plentiful filling and filo pastry – light and crisp – great colour when cooked” whilst another said, “Crisp pastry, well-seasoned & flavoured, filling generous & well-seasoned.”
Silver went to Frozen Raw Slipper Lobsters by Pacific West Foods.
Bronze was won by Fish & Chip Shop Bites by Paramount 21.
1. Jonathan Baker of Yearsley Group, Gold award winner in Best New Starters/Buffet/Appetizer Product Tom Holmes of The Authentic Food Company and John Hyman of BFFF. 2. Silver award presented to Pacific West Foods Team. 3. Bronze award presented to Steve Lamont and Ali Hannaford of Paramount 21.
Bidfood came up trumps winning two awards in this category – taking gold with its Everyday Favourites Cooked Quinoa and Veg Mix. This delicious mix of quinoa and mixed veg cooks from frozen in a heavy frying pan/ wok in just six to eight minutes. The mix is wheat and gluten free using a starchy grain alternative. Quinoa also contains twice the amount of protein compared to white rice. Our judges adored this product with one saying, “Very good product, good combination, flavours and textures, well-spiced” whilst another said, “Love the free-flow convenience. Bright, tasty, healthy flavours.”
Silver was won by Ultimate Chip by Farm Frites. Bronze was also taken by Bidfood for its Everyday Favourites Jalapeno Spiced Mixed Tempura Vegetables.
1. Jonathan Baker of Yearsley Group, Gold award winner in Best New Accompaniment/Potato/ Vegetable Product Kristie Jackson and Ravi Patel of Bidfood and John Hyman of BFFF. 2. Silver award presented to Nadia Adrien of Farm Frites. 3. Bronze award presented to Bidfood.