CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2021

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

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ]

Awards celebrate a new high in the standard of foodservice own-brands

he standard of foodservice own-brand products has reached a new high, so that there is now a much more level playing field between own-brand lines and their branded equivalents, declared Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs at the 2021 CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards earlier this month. Held at the prestigious venue of The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, the awards lunch for winners and special guests celebrated the top foodservice own-brands available from wholesalers across the UK. The hotly-contested awards are now in their fourth year, and the judging is conducted in blind tastings by highly experienced chefs. This year, alongside Green on the judging panel were Matt Owens, chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs and development chef of Alliance Group, and Jason Gordon, catering manager for the General Medical Council.

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“The judging was very tough because the quality of the products has risen so much,” commented Green. Indeed, several of the own-brand products were rated so highly that they were awarded a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade. He added: “Nowadays, many foodservice professionals purchase own-brands not just because of their price, but because of their quality. This shows how much progress has been made in this area.” Martin Lovell, managing director of Cash & Carry Management, added: “We had a record number of entries to our awards this year, and this, together with the high standard, clearly shows that wholesalers have been investing in their own-brand ranges – despite the pandemic. “A special feature of these awards is that we will be providing feedback on each and every product entered. By CCM doing so, we hope to raise the bar even further.”

Category: Best Innovation (Savoury) Winner: Country Range Vegan Mayo

Category: Best Innovation (Sweet) Winner: Country Range Spiced Pear, Toffee & Cranberry Naked Cake BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell, managing director, Cash & Carry Management; Ton Christiaanse, chairman of Country Range; Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs.

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Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ton Christiaanse of Country Range; and Andrew Green.


[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Antipasto Winner: Brakes Pickled Watermelon

Category: Biscuits Winner: Bestway best-one Rich Tea Biscuits

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Jo White, category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Bakery Winner: Confex CORE Bar Marked Panini

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matthew Norman, Confex senior business development manager; and Andrew Green.

Category: Baking Winner: Caterforce Amaretti Coffee Cake

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Joanna Halucha, Caterforce group buying, own brand & technical manager; Andrew Green.

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Richard Booth, director of trading at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

Category: Butchery Winner: Bidfood Farmstead Red Tractor Rump Steak

Left to right: Martin Lovell; David Kinder, head of food & drink at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

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

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

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Delicatessen Winner: Brakes Greens Cuisin’ Easy Sunny Vibes

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vanessa Baker, senior category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Desserts Joint Winner: Brakes Yuzu, Lime & Pistachio Crunch Dessert Jar

Category: Egg Products Winner: Brakes Fully Baked Caramelised Onion, Mature Cheddar & Red Leicester Cheese Quiche

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Suzy Sapmaz, category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Fish & Seafood Winner: M&J Seafood Gluten-Free Breaded Argentinean King Prawns BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Caroline Dorey, technical manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Desserts Joint Winner: Fairway Foodservice Fairway Excellence Caramel Apple Pie

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ivonne Goetsch, Brakes technical & product development manager; and Andrew Green.

Category: Fork Buffet Winner: Brakes White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake Dessert Jar BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Laura Schofield, category manager at Fairway Foodservice; and Andrew Green.

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


[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Frozen Vegetables Winner: Brakes Pinguin Mixed Green Vegetable Pouches

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Vanessa Baker, senior category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Gluten Free Winner: Country Range Gluten Free Chocolate Ginger Cake

Category: Hot Beverages Winner: Confex CORE Premium Blend Roasted Coffee Beans RFA

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matthew Norman, Confex senior business development manager; and Andrew Green.

Category: Ice Cream, Sorbet & Gelato Winner: Bidfood Yarde Farm Premium Black Forest Gateau Ice Cream

BEST OF THE BEST

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ton Christiaanse, chairman of Country Range; and Andrew Green.

Category: Gravies, Stocks & Bouillon Winner: Brakes Beef & Red Wine Gravy

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

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

Category: Pizza & Pasta Winner: Bestway best-one Fusilli 100% Durum Wheat

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Richard Booth, director of trading at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

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[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Potato Products Winner: Bidfood Gourmet Selection Triple Cooked Coated Chunky Chips

Left to right: Martin Lovell; James Johnson, buyer at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

Category: Processed Meats Winner: Confex CORE Back Bacon

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Matthew Norman, Confex senior business development manager; and Andrew Green.

Category: Ready Meals Winner: Bidfood Simply WorldFoods Butter Chicken Curry

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Rachel Hartwell, buyer at Bidfood; and Andrew Green.

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Category: Sauces & Condiments Joint Winner: Bestway best-one Tomato Ketchup

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Richard Booth, director of trading at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

Category: Sauces & Condiments Joint Winner: Country Range Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ton Christiaanse, chairman of Country Range; and Andrew Green.

Category: Seasonal Products Winner: Country Range Jaffa Chocolate Mountain Cake

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ton Christiaanse, chairman of Country Range; and Andrew Green.


[ CCM CHEFS’ OWN-BRAND AWARDS ] Category: Soft Drinks Winner: Brakes Priory Falls Still Spring Water

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Suzy Sapmaz, category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Spices & Seasonings Joint Winner: Brakes Spiced Garlic & Herb Seasoning

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Ivonne Goetsch, Brakes technical & product development manager; and Andrew Green.

Category: Spices & Seasonings Joint Winner: Fairway Foodservice Fairway Assured Chilli Powder

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Toby Jordan, marketing strategist at Fairway Foodservice; and Andrew Green.

Category: Street Food Winner: Brakes Vegan Belgian Sweet Waffles

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Caroline Dorey, technical manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Vegan Winner: Brakes Plant-Based Cumberland Sausage

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Jo White, category manager at Brakes; and Andrew Green.

Category: Wines, Beers & Spirits Winner: Bestway Deporte De Reyes Malbec

Left to right: Martin Lovell; Richard Booth, director of trading at Bestway; and Andrew Green.

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