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Brakes wins 16 accolades at CCM Chefs Own Brand Awards

Brakes’ food products were once again the star of the show, as it swept the board at the Cash & Carry Management CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2020, with 16 category wins, including all four ‘Best of the Best’ awards.

The awards reflect the continuing dominance of Brakes as foodservice’s premiere food brand, and follows 11 wins at the most recent Q Awards and 16 accolades at the Chefs’ Choice Awards in March 2020.

The awards – now in their third year – recognise the top foodservice own-brand products in the wholesale industry, and are significant, since the judging panel consists of expert chefs from the Craft Guild of Chefs, the leading chefs’ association in the UK. Judging was conducted in blind tastings and four of the products were deemed so good that they were awarded a ‘Best of the Best’ accolade.

Matt Lake, Senior Product Development Manager – Innovation Lead, said, “These awards show that our focus on food is paying huge dividends. First and foremost we are a food company, so producing great food that chefs and their customers love is something we feel very passionately about.

“We have extremely high standards and regularly receive rave reviews from customers and consumers. These awards are particularly important as they are judged by chefs who really understand what it takes to create a fantastic product that stands out on a menu.”

The Brakes’ award winners are as follows:
‘Best of the Best’ winners:

Afternoon Tea
Brakes La Boulangerie Honey & Bergamot Granola Flapjack

Antipasto
Brakes Pickled Fennel

Best Innovation (Savoury)
Brakes Sweet Potato, Cashew & Apricot Chutney Tart

Vegan
Brakes Vegan Coronation Chickpea Savoury Filling

Category winners:
Bakery
Brakes La Boulangerie Part Baked Rye Cob

Cheese
Brakes British Red Tractor Assured Mature White Cheddar

Delicatessen
Brakes Nutty Farro & Kale Salad

Desserts
Brakes White Chocolate & Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Egg Products
Brakes 11” Fully-Baked Quiche Lorraine with Lardons & Vintage Cheddar

Fish & Seafood
Brakes Gluten-Free Smoked MSC Haddock, Mozzarella & Rocket Fishcakes

Fork Buffet
Brakes Pea, Spinach & Ricotta Arancini

Processed Meats
Brakes Slider Beefburger with Buns

Ready Meals
Brakes Roasted Sweet Potato Katsu Curry Meal Pot

Rice
Brakes Malaysian Style Lime & Coconut Rice Salad

Vegetarian
Brakes Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Lasagne

Yogurts
Brakes Organic Smooth Strawberry Yogurt