Chefs’ Choice Awards: tomorrow is the big night

By Michael Stones

- Last updated on GMT

The Chefs’ Choice Awards take place tomorrow night
The Chefs’ Choice Awards take place tomorrow night

Related tags Cheese

Final preparations are underway for the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards, which will take place tomorrow night at the Haymarket Hotel, central London.

Judged by chefs for chefs, the awards will showcase the top achievements of foodservice suppliers, from wholesalers through to food makers.

Best-in-class operators

The awards judges were on a mission to highlight best­-in­-class operators that demonstrate quality, innovation, creativity, value and great taste delivery in their frozen, fresh, chilled or ambient products.

It has proved a challenging task, with 27 categories to select from across ambient, chilled, fresh, frozen and part baked. The shortlisted firms appear in the box below.

The shortlisted firms

Organised by William Reed – the publisher of – the new awards will offer all category winners, entrants achieving a highly rated standard and finalists, the opportunity to use the awards’ respected endorsement logos on packaging and in all marketing.

The Chefs’ Choice awards are supported by Food Manufacture’s sister titles Morning Advertiser​, Restaurant​ and The Grocer​ in association with Food Innovation Solutions.

Don’t miss this video featuring judges’ comments​ on how the Chefs’ Choice Awards put food industry innovation firmly under the spotlight.

For more information about the awards, email Rebecca George​ or telephone 01293 610422.

Meanwhile, watch out for news about the category winners on this Wednesday (March 8).

Chefs’ Choice Awards 2017 finalists

Bread and Morning Goods

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium 48 Brioche Buns
  • New York Bakery Company Croll
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese & Chutney Bloomer
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Five Seed and Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Bloomer


Cheese and Dairy Products

  • Brakes British Individual Cheeseboard
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Taw Valley Mature Cheddar
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Tuxford & Tebbett Blue Stilton
  • Brakes Ready To Serve Continental Cheese Selection



  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Pesto Alla Genovese
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Real Mayonnaise
  • LoSalt LoSalt Original


Finished Desserts

  • Brakes Granola Topped Blackcurrant & Goji Berry Roulades
  • Belfield Chocolate Coated Salted Caramel Profiteroles
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Belgian Chocolate Salted Caramel Mousse Dome
  • Brakes Salted Caramel & Chocolate Tart



  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium New York Cheesecake
  • Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering premium Madagascan Vanilla Cheesecake
  • Brakes Muscovado and Speculoos Cheesecake
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Popping Prosecco Lemon Cheesecake Torte


Fish and Shellfish

  • Brakes ASC King Prawns
  • Brakes Cold Smoked Salmon Portions
  • Attilus Caviar Fresh Sturgeon Caviar
  • Brakes Tuna Carpaccio



  • Bidvest Foodservice Black + White Costa Rican 100% Arabica Medium Roast Beans
  • Booker Group Lichfield’s Fairtrade Gourmet Espresso Beans
  • Booker Group Lichfield’s Flavoured Tea – Red Berries
  • Wenlock Spring Still Water


Ice Cream and Sorbet

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Luxury Madagascan Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream
  • Minioti Premium Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Mövenpick Ice Cream Raspberry Sorbet
  • Mövenpick Ice Cream Swiss Chocolate Ice Cream



  • Brakes Beef Rib with Salt and Pepper
  • Booker Group Blackgate Signature Beef Roasting Joint
  • Booker Group Blackgate Signature Chain Off Fillet
  • Brakes Tomahawk Steak


Lamb and Pork

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Wild Boar hot dogs                                                                                                    
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Smoked Grilled Bacon
  • Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering Premium Back Bacon


Party and Buffet Foods

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Coronation Chicken Filler
  • Brakes Japanese Karaage King Prawns
  • Caterforce Panko Coated Squid Strips
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection British Sausage Roll


Meal Accompaniment

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Buttery Mash Potato
  • Farm Frites UK & Ireland Farm Frites Ultimate Chips
  • Riso Gallo UK Limited Gran Riserva Rice
  • Brakes Wheatberry  Apple & Cranberry Salad


Poultry Products

  • Booker Group Chef’s Essentials Chicken Breast Fillets
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Crispy Chicken Bites
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Spicy Chicken Pops
  • Brakes Shredded Aromatic Duck


Products Sold as Free-From

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Fine Gravy Granules
  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Extra Chunky Gourmet Chips


Ready Meals

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Beef Lasagne
  • Brakes Panang Chicken Curry
  • Brakes Slow Cooked Hickory Smoked BBQ Beef Brisket
  • Brakes Venison Lasagne


Cakes, biscuits and scones

  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Premium Luxury Biscuit Assortment
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Hummingbird Cake
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Spiced Parsnip  Maple & Pecan Cake
  • Caterforce Superfood Fruit Cake



  • Booker Group Chef’s Larder Italian Peeled Plum Tomatoes
  • Bestway Wholesale Essentially Catering Reduced Salt & Sugar Baked Beans
  • Booker Group Farm Fresh Peeled Garlic


Vegetarian ready meals

  • Brakes Individual portion of Paneer Saag & Gobi Masala
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Butternut Squash  Aubergine  Feta & Pomegranate Moussaka
  • Bidvest Foodservice Premium Selection Green Pesto Roulade

Related news

Related products

Carbon Reduction for Large Energy Users

Carbon Reduction for Large Energy Users

Content provided by ESB Energy | 12-Nov-2021 | Product Brochure

ESB Energy Business Solutions can help you meet your companies carbon targets by 2050. We offer a range of sustainable tailored solutions to reduce the...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Featured Jobs

View more


Food Manufacture Podcast

Listen to the Food Manufacture podcast