Bidvest Foodservice is celebrating after a series of fantastic wins at this year’s BFFF awards, where the team picked up FOUR awards across Best New Bakery Product, Best New Dessert and Best New Main Course, with products from their own brand Premium Selection range.
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) Awards, now in their 29th year, included seven categories which were judged by members of the Craft Guild of Chefs. Known as the ‘Oscars of the Frozen Food Industry’, the BFFF Awards recognise quality and product development in the frozen food market from the last year.
Bidvest Foodservice was applauded for its Premium Selection range, winning Gold for its Premium Selection Tarte Aux Poires and Premium Selection Farmhouse Cheddar Savoury Muffin with Tomato and Spinach, Silver for its Premium Selection Farmhouse Cheddar and Onion Savoury Muffin and bronze for its Premium Selection British Turkey Paupiette with Pork, Sage, Onion & Chestnut Stuffing.
Holly Marrero Easson, Own Brand Manager at Bidvest Foodservice said: “This is a fantastic achievement for us and we are very proud to receive such a highly-recognised award for products in our Premium Selection brand.”
“We have a high-quality and extensive range of products in our own brand portfolio, offering our customers choice, consistency and convenience where they need it.
“These award wins highlight the sheer determination and dedication of our product teams to have produced innovative, great quality products which are worthy of winning awards.
“Our own brand portfolio has over 1,000 products and this number continues to grow as all of our category managers, food technologists and development chefs work so hard to ensure we are endlessly innovating and keeping up with market trends. We regularly benchmark our products against the market to ensure we are always exceeding our customer expectations.
Bidvest Foodservice launched four new own brands in January this year; Premium Selection, Everyday Favourites, Essential Supplies, and Farmstead. The Premium Selection brand brings customers the finest quality food using the best ingredients and all of the products within this range are endorsed by the Craft Guild of Chefs for their quality, taste and ease of use.
The awards presentation and dinner dance took place at the London Hilton, Park Lane on the evening of Thursday, 9 June 2016. Bidvest Foodservice also sponsored the President’s Reception on the night, displaying an impressive ice sculpture (pictured, above right).