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Cash & Carry Management in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs announces the

2019 WINNERS CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards


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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ]

Top of the class! The best foodservice own-brand products in blind taste tests

ash & Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, announced the winners of the 2019 CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards at a prestigious lunch at Westminster Kingsway College, London, earlier this month. The hotly-contested awards – now in their second year – recognise the top foodservice own-brand products in the wholesale industry. Guests at the event enjoyed a three-course lunch expertly prepared by chefs of the future and served by waiting staff – all in training at the college. The judging panel consisted of Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs – the leading chefs’ association in the UK; Matt Owens, national vice chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs; and Jason Gordon, general manager at Compass Group.

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The judging was conducted in blind tastings over two days and was intense, with several of the own-brand products deemed so good that they were awarded a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade. Commenting on the standard, Green said: “In this day and age where many people love to buy major brands, it is refreshing to see own-label products that match these for quality and consistency. “In the past so many foodservice professionals have just automatically purchased brands, and in essence there is no problem with this, but with so many looking at their margins they have needed to re-visit how they buy and where they

buy from; this in turn has resulted in increased buying of own-labels. “Judging at this year’s awards showed just how far ownbrands have come, and how strong they are in their own right – they really do stand up for themselves.” Martin Lovell, managing director of Cash & Carry Management, commented: “This is the second year of the scheme and we are delighted that more companies and products entered. We are all striving for high standards and all of you in this room today should be very proud of the quality of your products. “Our new award this year, Best Innovation, was open to any own-brand product launched within the past 12 months and the response to this category was fantastic. This suggests that new product innovation is thriving in this sector and the future is assured. “A special feature of these awards is that we will be providing feedback on each and every product entered. By doing so, we hope to raise the bar even further in terms of own-brand development, for the benefit of wholesalers, their CCM customers and consumers alike.”

Exclusively for winners and special guests, the awards lunch was held at Westminster Kingsway College, London.

Some of the young chefs and waiting staff – all in training at the college – who prepared and served the lunch.

‘It is refreshing to see own-label products match major brands for quality and consistency’ Andrew Green, CEO, Craft Guild of Chefs

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Best Innovation (Savoury) Winner: Brakes Gluten Free Stuffing Balls

Category: Best Innovation (Sweet) Winner: Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Chocolate Pinata Cake

NEW AWARD

NEW AWARD

Left to right: Martin Lovell, managing director, Cash & Carry Management; Des Cloke, new product development manager at Brakes; Andrew Green, Craft Guild of Chefs.

Category: Afternoon Tea Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Jewelled Carrot Cake

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Gary Mullineux, purchasing director at Caterforce; and Andrew Green.

Category: Bakery Winner: Brakes La Boulangerie 20” Part Baked French Parisienne Baguette

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Laura Manning, buyer – bakery and desserts at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

Category: Antipasto Winner: Brakes Bread & Butter Pickles

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matt Lake, senior product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Butchery Winner: Bidfood Everyday Favourites Jalapeno & Lime Chicken Wings

BEST OF THE BEST

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matt Lake, senior product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Darren Ungless, head of food & beverage at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Butter, Fats & Spreads Winner: Brakes Lemon & Tarragon Butter Portions

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Des Cloke, new product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Canned Vegetables Winner: Fairway Foodservice Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Keith Hepton, purchasing manager at Fairway Foodservice; Rebecca Hirst, purchasing assistant at Fairway Foodservice; and Andrew Green.

Category: Cheese Winner: Mevalco Esperanza del Castillo Aged Manchego

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Justin Slawson, director at Mevalco; and Andrew Green.

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Category: Children’s Selection Winner: Brakes Children’s Cottage Pie

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Sarah Newbold, procurement manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Chocolate, Mints & Petits Fours Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Chocolate Collection

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Isabelle Haynes, category manager at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

Category: Cooking Sauces Winner: Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Balti Cooking Sauce

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Gary Mullineux, purchasing director at Caterforce; and Andrew Green.


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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Delicatessen Winner: Brakes Smoked Houmous with Harissa

Category: Fish Winner: M&J Seafood Bistro Hand Battered MSC Cod Fillet BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matt Lake, senior product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Desserts Winner: Brakes Hazelnut Tart

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Sarah Newbold, procurement manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Fork Buffet Winner: Brakes Mini Rose Cheesecake BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Sarah Newbold, procurement manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Egg Products Winner: Brakes Lion Quality Free Range Poached Eggs

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Sarah Newbold, procurement manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Gluten Free Winner: Country Range Frozen Handmade Carrot Cake

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Des Cloke, new product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vasita Jantabutara, brand manager at Country Range; and Andrew Green.

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Gravies, Stocks & Bouillon Winner: Country Range Vegetable Bouillon Paste

Category: Potato Products Winner: Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Sweet Potato Fries BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vasita Jantabutara, brand manager at Country Range; and Andrew Green.

Category: Hot Beverages Winner: Bestway Essentially Café Gourmet Espresso Beans

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Haroon Saeed, category manager world foods & own-brand grocery at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

Category: Pizza & Pasta Winner: Brakes Woodfired Spicy Salami & ’Nduja Pizza 11”

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matt Lake, senior product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

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Left to right: Martin Lovell; Gary Mullineux, purchasing director at Caterforce; and Andrew Green.

Category: Processed Meats Winner: Brakes Birchstead RSPCA Assured British Dry Cured Unsmoked Back Bacon

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Des Cloke, new product development manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Ready Meals Winner: Brakes Jackfruit Balti

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Sarah Newbold, procurement manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.


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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Rice Winner: Fairway Foodservice Easy Cook Long Grain Rice

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Toby Jordan, marketing strategist at Fairway Foodservice; Richard Ellison, marketing & events manager at Fairway Foodservice; and Andrew Green.

Category: Sauces & Condiments Winner: Country Range Honey & Mustard Dressing

Category: Shellfish Winner: Fairway Foodservice Raw Peeled King Prawns

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Richard Ellison, marketing & events manager at Fairway Foodservice; Keith Hepton, purchasing manager at Fairway Foodservice; Andrew Green.

Category: Spices & Seasonings Winner: Country Range Medium Madras Curry Powder

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vasita Jantabutara, brand manager at Country Range; and Andrew Green.

Category: Seasonal Products Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Salted Caramel Figgy Pudding

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Paul Green, head of commodities, group commercial at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vasita Jantabutara, brand manager at Country Range; and Andrew Green.

Category: Wines, Beers & Spirits Winner: Bestway Rossini Prosecco Spumante

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Bill Creighton, wine category manager at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

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CCM Chefs' Own-Brand Awards 2019