CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2020

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

2020 WINNERS CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards

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Top for taste! The best foodservice own-brand products as judged by chefs

ash & Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has announced the winners of the prestigious CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2020. The hotly-contested awards – now in their third year – recognise the top foodservice own-brand products in the wholesale industry. The judging panel consisted of Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs – the leading chefs’ association in the UK; Matt Owens, vice chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs and development chef for Alliance Pure South; and Jason Gordon, catering manager, the General Medical Council. The judging was conducted in blind tastings and four of the products were deemed so good that they were awarded a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade. Feedback on each and every CCM product is being sent to the entrants.


Category: Afternoon Tea Winner: Brakes La Boulangerie Honey & Bergamot Granola Flapjack


The judges (left to right) Andrew Green, Jason Gordon and Matt Owens toast the success of the award winners.

Category: Best Innovation (Savoury) Winner: Brakes Sweet Potato, Cashew & Apricot Chutney Tart


The judges said: ‘Very good, not too sweet, not dry, great product. Lots of good quality content – the fruit is plentiful. Packed full of ingredients and flavour.’

The judges said: ‘Great flavour and texture. Moist, great to eat, natural sweetness and gluten-free. Crisp pastry. You could taste all the ingredients. Very enjoyable, a premium product.’

Category: Antipasto Winner: Brakes Pickled Fennel

Category: Vegan Winner: Brakes Vegan Coronation Chickpea Savoury Filling



The judges said: ‘Natural product with great crunchy fennel. You can taste all the ingredients. Clean on the palate. Natural colour.’ 16

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The judges said: ‘Generous ingredients, balanced coronation filling. Al dente veg is a positive. Well-flavoured dressing, nice light curry taste.’

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] CATEGORY WINNERS Category: Bakery Winner: Brakes La Boulangerie Part Baked Rye Cob

Category: Pizza & Pasta Winner: Snowdon & Bridge Gustoso Pizza Sauce

Category: Baking Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Petit Pain Selection

Category: Potato Products Winner: Confex Best Chips 14mm Straight Cut Frozen Non Coated

Category: Best Innovation (Sweet) Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Chocolate Treasure Dome Tart

Category: Processed Meats Winner: Brakes Slider Beefburger with Buns

Category: Cheese Winner: Brakes British Red Tractor Assured Mature White Cheddar

Category: Ready Meals Winner: Brakes Roasted Sweet Potato Katsu Curry Meal Pot

Category: Cooking Sauces Winner: VA Whitley Vincent’s Curry Sauce Mix

Category: Rice Winner: Brakes Malaysian Style Lime & Coconut Rice Salad

Category: Delicatessen Winner: Brakes Nutty Farro & Kale Salad

Category: Sauces & Condiments Winner: Snowdon & Bridge Casa De Mare White Wine Vinegar

Category: Desserts Winner: Brakes White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Category: Seasonal Products Winner: Bidfood Premium Selection Chocolate & Salted Caramel Present

Category: Egg Products Winner: Brakes 11” Fully-Baked Quiche Lorraine with Lardons & Vintage Cheddar

Category: Spices & Seasonings Winner: Snowdon & Bridge Casa De Mare Sea Salt Flakes

Category: Fish & Seafood Winner: Brakes Gluten-Free Smoked MSC Haddock, Mozzarella & Rocket Fishcakes

Category: Street Foods Winner: Bidfood Everyday Favourites Pea & Mint Falafel

Category: Fork Buffet Winner: Brakes Pea, Spinach & Ricotta Arancini

Category: Vegetarian Winner: Brakes Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Lasagne

Category: Gluten-Free Winner: Bidfood Farmstead Red Tractor 170g Beef Burger

Category: Wines Winner: Bestway Rossini Prosecco Spumante

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

Category: Yogurts Winner: Brakes Organic Smooth Strawberry Yogurt


Winners in the Cooking Sauces, Gluten-Free, Hot Beverages, Pizza & Pasta, Potato Products, Street Foods and Wines categories.

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