Chefs and restaurant owners were asked to vote for their top suppliers across 18 categories, including Best Meat Supplier, Best Foodservice Company, Best Equipment Distributor, Best Knife Brand, Best Delivery Partner, Best Technology Provider, and Best Gadget.
Among the winners were foodservice company Woods Foodservice, which claimed three top spots. As well as being named best fruit and vegetable supplier and best foodservice company, Woods was also named Top Supplier in this year’s awards.
Other winners include Direct Seafood in the fish supplier category, Aubrey Allen in the meat supplier category, and Venus Wine & Spirits Merchants, which was voted the number one drinks supplier by readers of Restaurant.
Deliveroo, meanwhile, was voted best delivery service provider.
Chefs and restaurant owners were also asked to name their best items of kitchen equipment as well as suppliers, with Caterkwik being named the best equipment supplier, and Rational the combi-oven brand of choice. The best cooking range was named as Blue Seal while pan brand Bourgeat also came out on top.
Front of house, awards went to technology provider Tevalis, Tableware company Steelite, EPoS provider Lightspeed and glassware brand Riedel.
Readers' Choice 2023 Awards - the winners
Top Supplier - Woods Foodservice
Fish – Direct Seafood
Drinks – Venus Wine & Spirits Merchants
Foodservice – Woods Foodservice
Fruit and Veg – Woods Foodservice
Meat – Aubrey Allen
Equipment - Caterkwik
Combi-oven - Rational
Technology Provider - Tevalis
EPoS – Lightspeed
Tableware – Steelite
Delivery – Deliveroo
Knife – Global
Gadget – Thermomix
Cooking range – Blue Seal
Pan – Bourgeat
Glassware – Riedel
Stock – Nestle Professional