Best foodservice own-labels named at CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards

Cash & Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has announced the winners of the 2019 CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards at a prestigious lunch at Westminster Kingsway College, London.

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.

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.

Martin Lovell, managing director of Cash & Carry Management (pictured right), 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.

“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 customers and consumers alike.”


The ‘Best of the Best’ winners were:

Afternoon Tea

Bidfood Premium Selection Jewelled Carrot Cake


Brakes Bread & Butter Pickles


Bidfood Everyday Favourites Jalapeno & Lime Chicken Wings

Egg Products

Brakes Lion Quality Free Range Poached Eggs


M&J Seafood Bistro Hand Battered MSC Cod Fillet

Fork Buffet

Brakes Mini Rose Cheesecake

Potato Products

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Sweet Potato Fries

Sauces & Condiments

Country Range Honey & Mustard Dressing

The category winners were:


Brakes La Boulangerie 20” Part Baked French Parisienne Baguette

Best Innovation (Savoury)

Brakes Gluten Free Stuffing Balls

Best Innovation (Sweet)

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Chocolate Pinata Cake

Butter, Fats & Spreads

Brakes Lemon & Tarragon Butter Portions

Canned Vegetables

Fairway Foodservice Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce


Mevalco Esperanza del Castillo Aged Manchego

Children’s Selection

Brakes Children’s Cottage Pie

Chocolate, Mints & Petits Fours

Bidfood Premium Selection Chocolate Collection

Cooking Sauces

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Balti Cooking Sauce


Brakes Smoked Houmous with Harissa


Brakes Hazelnut Tart

Gluten Free

Country Range Frozen Handmade Carrot Cake

Gravies, Stocks & Bouillon

Country Range Vegetable Bouillon Paste

Hot Beverages

Bestway Essentially Café Gourmet Espresso Beans

Pizza & Pasta

Brakes Woodfired Spicy Salami & ’Nduja Pizza 11”

Processed Meats

Brakes Birchstead RSPCA Assured British Dry Cured Unsmoked Back Bacon

Ready Meals

Brakes Jackfruit Balti


Fairway Foodservice Easy Cook Long Grain Rice

Seasonal Products

Bidfood Premium Selection Salted Caramel Figgy Pudding


Fairway Foodservice Raw Peeled King Prawns

Spices & Seasonings

Country Range Medium Madras Curry Powder

Wines, Beers & Spirits

Bestway Rossini Prosecco Spumante





Published Date: June 5, 2019
Category: Wholesale Industry News