Winners of the 2022 CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards announced

Cash & Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, has announced the winners of the 2022 CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards.

An exclusive awards lunch for the winners and special guests was held at the prestigious venue of The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London.

The awards recognise the best foodservice own-brands, and the judging is conducted in blind tastings by highly experienced chefs: Andrew Green, chief executive of Craft Guild of Chefs; 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.

As always, the judging was intense, and six of the products were rated so highly that they were awarded a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade. A special feature of the awards is that feedback is provided on every product entered.

Martin Lovell, managing director of Cash & Carry Management, told the guests that the awards have grown in status and size every year since their launch five years ago. “This, along with the high standard of entries, clearly shows that wholesalers have been investing in their own-brand ranges.”

He continued: “Faced with cost pressures, foodservice operators are looking to their wholesalers to provide high quality products at a good price. Many also want the added benefit of convenience so that their food prep is quick and easy. Own-brand products meet all these requirements, and these awards aim to raise the profile of own-brands even further by highlighting the best product in each category.”

Full coverage of the winning products will appear in the January 2023 issue of Cash & Carry Management.


‘Best of the Best’ winners:

Afternoon Tea

Brakes Sysco Premium 7” Chocolate Tart


Brakes Sweet & Sour Onion Pickles

Best Innovation (Savoury)

Brakes La Boulangerie Hand Crafted Sourdough Roll


Brakes Beef Tomahawk Steak

Fish & Seafood

Mevalco Anchovies


Caterforce Chefs’ Selections Vegan Jaffa Cake


Category winners:


Confex CORE White Demi Baguette


Country Range 70% Dark Chocolate Drops

Best Innovation (Sweet) 

Bidfood Everyday Favourites Tiramisu Cheesecake


Confex CORE Belgian Triple Chocolate Chunk

Butters, Fats & Spreads 

Confex CORE Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Canned Vegetables

Caterforce Chefs’ Selections Baked Beans

Children’s Selection    

Caterforce Eden Grove Pure Apple Juice 200ml


Bestway Buddies £1 Sweets Range


Brakes Soy, Sesame & Ginger Dressing


Brakes Sysco Classic Rhubarb & Custard Cake

Egg Products  

Brakes Essentials Fully Baked Quiche Lorraine Slabs

Frozen Vegetables

Brakes Essentials Garden Peas

Gluten Free (Savoury)  

Brakes Falafel

Gluten Free (Sweet)  

Fairway Foodservice Fairway Assured Gluten Free Naughty Chocolate Cake

Gravies, Stocks & Bouillon          

Unitas Caterers Kitchen Vegetable Bouillon Paste 1kg

Hot Beverages    

Confex CORE Decaff Coffee Beans 100% Arabica

Ice Cream 

Joint winners: Bidfood Yarde Farm Dark Chocolate & Amarena Cherry Ice Cream

Fairway Excellence Dairy Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream

Nut Spreads

Bestway Best-One Crunchy Peanut Butter

Petits Fours

Brakes La Boulangerie French Macaroon Selection


Bestway Best-One Silverskin Onions

Pizza & Pasta

Brakes Stonebaked Sourdough Pizza Base with Tomato Sauce 12”

Potato Products  

Confex CORE Coated Chips 10mm


Bestway Best-One Pineapple Jam

Processed Meats    

Brakes Cooked Beef Topside

Sauces & Condiments

Country Range Tartare Sauce

Seasonal Products  

Joint winners: Caterforce Chefs’ Selections Sticky Rum & Ginger Cake

Country Range Chocolate Praline & Profiterole Dessert

Soft Drinks   

Bestway Best-One Isotonic Drink Cherry

Spices & Seasonings      

Fairway Foodservice Fairway Assured Chilli Powder

Street Food   

Brakes Individually Wrapped Reduced Sugar Belgian Sweet Waffles


Published Date: January 10, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News