Brakes recorded its best-ever performance at the Chefs’ Choice Awards receiving a record 16 accolades – 10 category wins and 6 highly rated, including the coveted title of “Overall winner – Chefs’ Choice Product of the Year.”

Judged by chefs for chefs in their hundreds from several sectors, the awards reward and recognise the hard work and innovation of suppliers, wholesalers and manufacturers and Brakes once again demonstrated that it leads the field. Entries were assessed on a range of criteria including great taste, appearance, aroma, flavour, texture, value for money, creativity and innovation.

The title of “Overall winner – Chefs’ Choice Product of the Year” went to Brakes Small Dark Chocolate Tarts which judges described as “a premium product with a luxurious feel that really delivered”, whilst the category award winning products were:

Brakes Quinoa Houmous
Finished Desserts & Gateau
Brakes White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake
Party & Buffet Food
Brakes Small Dark Chocolate Tarts
Prepared Dishes
Brakes Vegetarian Louisiana Burrito Filling
Poultry Products
Brakes Buttermilk Chicken Wings
Brakes Beetroot & Goat Cheese Salad
Savoury Pies & Flans
Brakes Individual Mac n’ 4 Cheese Quiche
Sweet & Savoury Sauces
Brakes Goan Paste
Sweet Cakes & Biscuits
La Boulangerie Raspberry & Matcha Battenberg

The following products were highly rated:

Cheese & Dairy Products
Burrata Bocconcini
Chilled Salads
Brakes Kimchi Rainbow Grain Salad
Brakes Chilli Jam
Prepared Dishes
Brakes Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Lasagne
Brakes Coated Medium Skin-On Fries
Savoury Pies & Flans
Brakes Individual Emmental & Onion Quiche

‘The Chefs’ Choice Awards are hugely respected amongst chefs so it’s fantastic to receive so many nominations and awards and testament to all the hard work that goes into developing our range,’ said Sarah Hartley, Brakes Head of Food & Brand. ‘And it shows that we continue to set the standard in product development.’