For those following our Social Media pages, you may have noticed we have had not one, but two of our products shortlisted for awards at this years Great British Food Awards.
We thought it’d be good to learn a little more about these awards and the products selected for this years event.
The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country’s finest home-grown ingredients, as well as the hard-working folk who produce and cook with them. The reader voted categories allow you to reward companies and individuals across 19 groups, from best food writer to independent retailer and lots more. There are also around 20 other non-reader-voted categories, it’s two of these categories in which we have been shortlisted, these will be judged by food connoisseurs from various backgrounds within the British food network.
Our first shortlisted pie is our Spicy Piccalilli Pork Pie, this pie has only been available for a few months, but has already picked up a lot of interest. One of our showcase pies at events and food festivals we’ve attended lately, it’s no surprise to us that this has already gained recognition from industry experts. This is up against ten other shortlisted food items in the Best British Speciality Product category, the full list can be found here, shortlist – british speciality 2019.
What makes this particular shortlist entry even more special to us, is the fact we can enjoy this moment with our good friends at Calder’s Kitchen. We wouldn’t have this product if it wasn’t for the discovery of the ‘Sillylilli’ they produce and have let us use to develop this special addition to our line-up.
The Best British Speciality award will be judged by MasterChef: The Professionals presenter and chef, Monica Galetti.
The second product to be shortlisted is our Cheese, Pickle & Pork Pie, one of our best-selling products and one we are having to continuously bake due to its popularity. The idea behind this product is as simple as you would imagine. When asking ourselves what goes well with a pork pie, we immediately thought, ploughman’s, picnics & lunch time, so we kept it simple and used that inspiration to create this flavour. For us, this combination of flavours is obvious, simple and something we loved as soon as we developed the recipe. It seems our love is shared by lots of others too, and we are humbled but not surprised that we are shortlisted in the ‘Best Savoury Bake’ category. There are a smaller number of products in this category, but still an extremely high standard of competition, a full list can be found here, shortlist – savoury bake 2019.
This category will be judged by Chef and restaurateur, Glynn Purnell.
We are so pleased with two of our products being shortlisted for such a fantastic award, with over 90 years of baking experience it’s nice to be recognised, and although everyone here at Vale of Mowbray will have their finger crossed for the winner’s announcement, we are just proud to be considered.
Thank you everyone for your continued support, we get to do what we love, because you love what we do.