Country Range is celebrating after five of its products gained fantastic recognition and won accolades at the recent CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards 2021, which is run in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs.
The awards, which are in their fourth year, shine a light on the innovation in the development of successful own-brand products and give wholesalers the recognition they deserve for creating products that hit the mark with customers. All the products are blind-tasted by Craft Guild of Chefs judges to provide customers with unbiased and unrivalled expert feedback.
The Country Range products to win awards in categories include:
Winner in the Seasonal Products Category – Country Range Jaffa Chocolate Mountain Cake – Chocolate and vanilla sponges layered with orange mousse and dark chocolate orange truffle, topped with Jaffa cakes, sponge and chocolate truffle.
Winner of the Best of the Best in the Best Innovation Sweet Category – Country Range Spiced Pear, Toffee and Cranberry Naked Cake – White chocolate truffle layered with toffee sponge, cranberry compote and spiced pears. Finished with pears, cranberries and toffee.
Winner in the Savoury Innovation Category – Country Range Vegan Mayo – A vegan mayo with all the flavour of real mayonnaise. Thick and creamy, ideal for dipping, sandwiches and salads.
Winner in the Sauces & Condiments Category – Country Range Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce – A sweet blend of chillies and garlic, a perfect sauce accompaniment for sharing platters.
Winner of Best of the Best Award in for Gluten Free Products Category – Country Range Gluten Free Chocolate Ginger Cake – A sticky gluten free spiced ginger cake, filled with chocolate icing, topped with a chocolate ganache and crystallised stem ginger.
Commenting on the own-brand product award wins, Country Range Group Marketing Manager Kate Bancroft said: “Our development chefs and supply partners put in a huge amount of work creating products which are of excellent quality and fantastic value to our customers so receiving awards like this is brilliant recognition of their hard work. With all the products tested by the Craft Guild of Chefs judges, it’s an important endorsement for our products and a great way to show our customers their qualities too.”
About the Country Range Group
With over 25 years of heritage servicing the UK & Ireland’s innovative foodservice sector, the Country Range Group is made up of 12 independent wholesalers – Birchall Foodservice, Blakemore Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, EFG Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Henderson Foodservice, Savona Foodservice, Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner Price.
In addition to offering the leading brands from around the globe, the Group also provides over 800 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand. Covering grocery, chilled, frozen and non-food, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality and value for money without compromising on taste and flavour.
The Group also publishes its trade magazine Stir it up 10 times a year, which features the latest food, drink and industry news, Country Range brand promotions and in-depth trend reports and sector specific guides to support and inspire all foodservice caterers.