Four Country Range products have won awards at the Cash and Carry Management Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2023 which were announced at an exclusive awards lunch on 9th January 2024 at the prestigious venue of The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London.
The Country Range Extra Virgin Olive Oil was the winner of the Butter, Fat and Spreads category, one of 2023’s new summer desserts, the Country Range Hummingbird Cake, won the Afternoon Tea category, with the Country Range Katsu Curry Sauce picking up the prize for the Cooking Sauce category.
In addition to the trio of awards the Country Range Signature Seasoned Waffle Fries came out on top of the Street Food category. The first of our new signature range to win an industry award.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Winner of the Butter, Fats and Spreads Category
Recommended for salads, as a basis for dressings or dips and to add extra flavour to soups or sauces Country Range Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from fresh olives grown in the Andalucía region of southern Spain.
Hummingbird Cake – Winner of the Afternoon Tea Category
A popular style of cake in the Caribbean since the 1970’s, our Hummingbird Cake is perfect for the tropical sweet side of summer. This fruity, lightly spiced, fluffy sponge is made with banana and pineapple, filled with a zesty cream cheese filling, topped with a cream cheese frosting and sprinkling of pecans.
Katsu Curry Sauce – Winner of the Cooking Sauces Category
A fantastic addition to our global Cooking Sauces range, our Katsu Curry Sauce is a sweeter, Japanese style curry sauce that is now widely seen on the high street. It’s suitable for vegans and great to accompany a wide array of vegetables or meat and is becoming an everyday essential to any caterers store.
Country Range Signature Seasoned Waffle Fries – Winner of the Street Food Category
A crispy lattice cut potato with a light seasoning made from a secret selection of spices! Brilliant for a wide range of sides, cooked breakfasts, brunches or takeaways, our award winning Signature Waffle Fries are incredibly versatile.
About the Cash and Carry Management Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards
Now in its sixth year, the prestigious CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards is run by Cash & Carry Management magazine, in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs. The awards recognise the best foodservice own-brands, and the judging is conducted in blind tastings by highly experienced chefs and representatives from The Craft Guild of Chefs.
Country Range Group Head of Trading, Dean Pendlebury, who attended this years awards ceremony, said, “I am thrilled with the recognition received by our products in this year’s awards. It is a great testimony to the exceptional quality of our own brand product development and the dedicated team supporting it. Our ongoing commitment to enhancing our range of products ensures that we consistently provide the value and quality expected by the foodservice industry. Being acknowledged by a distinguished panel of judges in a blind tasting further instills confidence in our range for caterers.”
“This year brings added excitement as we celebrate the first award-winning product in our new Country Range Signature collection. Knowing what other NPD is in the pipeline I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards!”