Entries open for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2018
Published:  12 October, 2017

Entries are now open for the second Chefs’ Choice Awards. 

Organised by Meat Trades Journal’s publisher William Reed, the awards were created to celebrate foodservice suppliers, from wholesalers through to manufacturers.

There are a total of 27 categories to enter, including meat (joints/portions/ready-to-serve hams/salami/charcuterie/pâté) and shellfish classes. The competition will be judged by an expert panel of chefs, and each product costs £475 plus VAT to enter. To take part, businesses must enter a finished food product that is ambient, chilled, fresh, frozen or part-baked.

Winners, highly rated and finalists will be able to benefit from their success by using the supplied logos in their marketing material.

The Chefs' Choice Awards are in association with Food Innovation Solutions & Good Sense Research.

You have until 20 November to enter, so make sure you don’t miss out. To put forward a product, click here.

Full list of categories:

Bread and morning goods
Breakfast cereals, including porridge
Cheese and dairy products, including yoghurt/butter/spreads/cream/milk
Chilled salads
Condiments, including pickles/mayonnaise/dressings/mustard/oils/vinegar
Crisps, nuts and snacks
Finished desserts and gâteaux
Fish and shellfish, including fresh/frozen/coated/battered and ready to serve
Fruit, including fresh/whole/cut/tinned/frozen/chilled
Hot beverages, including tea/coffee/hot chocolate/malts/infusions/fruit teas
Ice cream and sorbet
Meat, including joints/portions/ready-to-serve hams/salami/charcuterie/pâté
Party and buffet foods, including sandwich fillers
Pasta-based ready meals
Potato, including fresh/chilled/frozen/ambient/part-baked
Poultry products, including whole/portioned/coated/battered/added value
Preserves sweet
Products sold as free-from
Ready meals – non-pasta-based
Rice, pasta grains
Savoury pies and flans
Soft drinks, including juices/water/smoothies/cordials/carbonated
Soup and stock
Sweet and savoury sauces, including mixes/ready to serve/coulis/custard
Sweet cakes and biscuits, including traybakes/doughnuts/scones/pastries/savoury crackers
Vegetables, including whole/diced/prepared/tinned/frozen
Vegetarian ready-meals and portions