Retailers are being invited to enter their best British turkey products into the 17th annual British Turkey Awards which is now open for entries.
The prestigious industry awards is made up 12 carefully selected categories – including retail and foodservice sectors – and entries are expected to showcase the best in convenience, innovation and range of British turkey cuts on offer for Christmas and all year round consumption.
An independent panel of judges including consumers, a consultant chef, plus journalists from food and catering magazines will be tasked with scrutinising the products against set criteria such as taste, appearance, quality, packaging and value for money.
The Retailer of the Year category, last year won by Asda for the third year in a row, gives retailers the opportunity to present their entire range of turkey cuts on sale throughout the year.
The Student Chef of the Year competition will also be highlighted with an award, with young chefs from colleges nationwide competing to create the best turkey meal to be served at The Savoy, during the ceremony on 19th September. Also new for 2013 is the Foodservice Operator of the Year, and the Best Dietitian Recipe category which will feature turkey recipes developed and recommended by professional dietitians to their patients and clients.
Nicola Rye, chair of the British Turkey Federation’s Publicity and Marketing committee says, “We are really looking forward to this year’s awards and we hope it will be the most exciting to date. Consumers already have a fantastic wide range of versatile and tasty British turkey products available to them, so we are looking forward to seeing what UK producers have developed this year. And with the introduction of new categories we hope to see even more great ways to serve turkey, from across the whole industry.”
The full list of categories:
1. Best Meal Solution
2. Best Christmas Convenience
3. Best Christmas Traditional (basted/unbasted)
4. Best Christmas Premium
5. Student Chef of the Year
6. Best Innovation
7. Best Recipe (blogger award)
8a. Best Foodservice (cost sector)
8b. Best Foodservice (profit sector)
9. Best Ready to Eat
10. Best Dietitian Recipe
11. Foodservice Operator of the Year
12. Retailer of the Year
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