Brakes wins Foodservice Operator of the Year at Q Awards

Brakes, the leading UK foodservice wholesaler, took home the coveted ‘Foodservice Operator of the Year’ award for the second year running, winning 11 of the 18 categories being judged at this year’s ‘Foodservice Quality Food and Drink Awards’.

In addition to the category wins, three of its products were Highly Commended and a further four Commended.

The success at the Awards reflects Brakes continued focus on food innovation and product development right across its product portfolio, with the wins spread over a wide range of categories including bakery, desserts, delicatessen, fish & seafood, and meal solutions.

The category award-winning products were:
• La Boulangerie 10' Part Baked French Malted Wheat Seeded Baguette
• La Boulangerie Honey & Bergamot Flapjack
• Brakes Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Orange Dessert
• Brakes Whole Spianata Romana Salami
• Brakes Marinated & Seasoned Wild Mushroom Mix
• Brakes Garlic & Herb ASC Marinated King Prawns
• Brakes Vegan Coronation Chickpea
• Brakes M&J Gluten Free Breaded Argentinian King Prawns
• Brakes Pea, Spinach & Ricotta Arancini
• Brakes Roasted Sweet Potato Katsu Curry Meal Pot
• Brakes Banana Blossom

Highly Commended were:
• Brakes Gigantes Beans in a tomato sauce
• Brakes Salt & Pepper Squid Chunks
• Fruit & Nut Farrow Salad

Commended products were:
• La Boulangerie Gluten Free Carrot Cake Slice
• Davigel Paris Brest
• Brakes M&J Gluten Free Smoked MSC Haddock, Mozzarella & Rocket Fishcake
• Brakes Coated Medium Skin on Fries

Matt Lake, Senior Product Development Manager at Brakes, said, “With the Hospitality sector facing so many challenges at present we remain committed to producing products that not only highlight Brakes’ passion for food, but that also help our customers to save time, money and effort.

'We are honoured to have been recognised in such a broad range of categories by the judging panel.”