Restaurant names 2018 Readers' Choice Awards winners

By Joe Lutrario

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Readers' Choice Awards 2018 winners

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Restaurant magazine has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which throw a spotlight on the hospitality sector’s best products, suppliers, brands and equipment.

Hundreds of professional chefs from across the restaurant and pub sectors voted in the annual awards, which are now in their eighth year. The awards recognise 23 categories, ranging from Best Fish Supplier and Best Food Service Company to Best Combi-Oven Brand and Best Gadget. 

The awards were launched in 2009 as the Chefs’ Choice Award but were re-branded as the Readers’ Choice Awards last year.

● Best Meat Supplier

Winner: Aubrey Allen
Highly commended: Booker, Select Meats

● Best Fish Supplier
Winner: M&J Seafood
Highly commended: Flying Fish, Direct Seafood

● Best Fruit & Veg Supplier
Winner: Reynolds
Highly commended: Wellocks, Natoora

● Best Drinks Supplier
Winner: Matthew Clark
Highly commended: Bibendum, Amathus

● Best Foodservice Company
Winner: Woods
Highly commended: Bidfood, Brakes

● Best Equipment Distributor
Winner: Nisbets
Highly commended: CCS, Goodfellow & Goodfellow

● Best Combi-Oven Brand
Winner: Rational
Highly commended: UNOX, Blue Seal

● Best Knife Brand
Winner: Global
Highly commended: Wüsthof, Victorinox

● Best Range Brand
Winner: Falcon
Highly commended: Charvet, Blue seal

● Best Pan Brand
Winner: Vogue
Highly commended: Staub, Bourgeat

● Best Tableware Brand
Winner: Churchill
Highly commended: Steelite, Olympia

● Best Gadget
Winner: Robot Coupe
Highly commended: Thermomix, Pacojet

● Best Equipment Brand
Winner: Rational
Highly commended: Hobart, Buffalo

● Best Glassware Brand
Winner: Riedel
Highly commended: Olympia, Artis

● Best EPoS Brand
Winner: Zonal
Highly commended: Micros/Oracle, PointOne

● Best Stock Brand
Winner: Chef
Highly commended: Knorr, Essential Cuisine

● Best Chocolate Brand
Winner: Valrhona
Highly commended: Barry Callebaut, Green & Blacks

● Best Frozen Brand
Winner: McCain
Highly commended: Booker, Lamb Weston

● Best Bakery Brand
Winner: Bridor
Highly commended: Deli France, Paul Rhodes

● Best Soft Drink Brand
Winner: Coca-Cola
Highly commended: Fentimans, Fever-Tree

● Best Coffee Brand
Winner: Nespresso
Highly commended: Lavazza, Illy

● Best Bottled Water Brand
Winner: Hildon
Highly commended: San Pellegrino, Highland Spring

● Best Beer Brand
Winner: Peroni
Highly commended: Heineken, BrewDog

This is a web version of an article that first appeared in the January issue of Restaurant magazine, the leading title for the UK's restaurant industry. For more features, comment, interviews and in-depth analysis of the restaurant sector subscribe to Restaurant magazine here. 

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