CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards celebrate best foodservice own-labels

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

Guests at the event enjoyed a delicious three-course lunch prepared by chefs of the future and expertly served by waiting staff – all in training at the college.

The judging panel for the awards consisted of Andrew Green, director of operations at the Craft Guild of Chefs – the leading chefs’ association in the UK; Jason Gordon, general manager of Compass Group’s General Medical Council contract; and Matt Owens, pastry chef at The Grove, a five-star hotel in Watford. Between them, the judges have decades of experience of working as a top chef at some of the leading establishments in the UK.

The two days of judging 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: “I have been involved in judging numerous awards but this is the first time they have been solely focused on own-brand. Quite often you find that own-brand is as good as any leading brand but it is not recognised in the same way. These awards address that by highlighting the best wholesaler own-brands in the market place.”

The winners were:

Afternoon Tea

Bidfood Premium Selection Persian Love Loaf Cake – Best of the Best winner


Mevalco Caramelized Peppers


Bidfood Premium Selection Cranberry, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Bloomer – Best of the Best winner


Country Range Dark Chocolate Drops


Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Luxury Chicken Kiev – Best of the Best winner

Country Range for its Unsmoked Rindless Back Bacon – Best of the Best winner

Butter, Fats & Spreads

Mevalco Olive Oil

Canned Vegetables

Caterers Kitchen Reduced Salt & Sugar Baked Beans


Bidfood Everyday Favourites Granola


Mevalco’s Rey Silo – Best of the Best winner

Cooking Sauces

Bidfood Everyday Favourites Katsu Curry Sauce


Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce

Egg Products

Bidfood Premium Selection Rustic Yorkshire Puddings – Best of the Best winner

Fish & Seafood

Caterers Kitchen Breaded Wholetail Scampi

Fork Buffet

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Sweet Potato Falafel

Frozen Fruit

Country Range Summer Berry Mix

Frozen Vegetables

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Garden Peas

Gluten Free

Bidfood Premium Selection Brie & Beetroot Chutney Tart in Kale Pastry – Best of the Best winner

Whitley’s Pulse Gluten Free Batter Flour – Best of the Best winner

Gravies & Stocks

Vincent’s Special Gravy Mix

Hot Beverages

Country Range Premium Blend One Cup Tea Bags

Pizza & Pasta

Caterers Kitchen Penne Rigate

Potato Products

Bidfood Everyday Favourites Steak Cut Chips


Country Range Assorted Jam Portions

Processed Meats

Mevalco Morcón Ibérico Bellota

Ready Meals

Bidfood Everyday Favourites Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Curry– Best of the Best winner

Sauces & Condiments

Caterers Kitchen Horseradish Sauce

Spices & Seasonings

Country Range Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Wines, Beers & Spirits

Landmark’s Santa Loretta Prosecco



Published Date: June 5, 2018
Category: Wholesale Industry News