Landmark’s Caterers Kitchen emerged triumphant at the inaugural CCM Chef’s Own Brand Awards yesterday (5 June) as five products took the top spot.
Landmark’s winning line up is as follows:
- Sauces and condiments: Caterers Kitchen horseradish sauce
- Pizza and pasta: Caterers Kitchen penne rigate
- Fish and seafood: Caterers Kitchen breaded wholetail scampi
- Canned vegetables: Caterers Kitchen reduced salt and sugar baked beans
- Beers, wine and spirits: Santa Loretta Prosecco
“We couldn’t be more delighted with the results which reflects the quality and value offered by our Caterers Kitchen own brand,” said John Mills, Landmark Wholesale Managing Director. “We pride ourselves on producing fantastic products for our members and their customers that not only boost their bottom line but also deliver great taste, every time.”
“We’re also thrilled that yet again, our Santa Loretta Prosecco won best in class. This adds to the countless accolades it has received since its launch, including best sparkling wine in the Quality Drink awards in 2015 and 2017.”
The awards were held by Cash and Carry Management, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs. 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.
Commenting on the standard, Andrew 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.”