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  • Smoked Fish & Seafood

    All varieties of smoked fish and seafood

    Image of Judge - Jack Stein
    Judged by: Jack Stein

    The chef-director of the Rick Stein restaurant group, Jack is also known for presenting cookery programmes such as Jack Stein: Born to Cook, and for his cookbook, World On A Plate.

    • Savoury Bakes

      Pies, tarts, pasties and more

      Image of Judge - Raymond Blanc
      Judged by: Raymond Blanc

      One of the most influential figures in the world of food, Raymond is the owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has maintained 2 Michelin stars for over 30 years, and author of 10 cookbooks.

      • Bread

        All varieties, styles and flavours

        Image of Judge - Flora Shedden
        Judged by: Flora Shedden

        The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

        • Sweet Bakes

          Cakes, sweet breads, tarts etc.

          Image of Judge - Flora Shedden
          Judged by: Flora Shedden

          The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

          • Home Baking

            Baking ingredients, such as flour, sugar etc.

            Image of Judge - Martha Collison
            Judged by: Martha Collison

            Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

            • Sweet Biscuits

              Sweet biscuits and cookies

              Image of Judge - Martha Collison
              Judged by: Martha Collison

              Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

              • Savoury Biscuits

                Biscuits and crackers intended to be eaten with savoury food, eg cheese

                Image of Judge - Michel Roux Jr
                Judged by: Michel Roux Jr

                Two-star Michelin chef and owner of Le Gavroche, who has become a household name due to his television appearances, including presenting Masterchef: The Professionals

                • Hot Puddings

                  Desserts that require cooking

                  Image of Judge - Flora Shedden
                  Judged by: Flora Shedden

                  The youngest ever finalist of GBBO, award-winning cookbook writer and owner of artisan bakery ARAN

                  • Ready Meals

                    Image of Judge - Jack Monroe
                    Judged by: Jack Monroe

                    Jack Monroe is an award winning food writer and bestselling author. She works with Oxfam, the Trussell Trust, Child Poverty Action Group and many more to teach people to cook and eat well on a limited budget.

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  • Blue Cheese

    All varieties

    Image of Judge - Raymond Blanc
    Judged by: Raymond Blanc

    One of the most influential figures in the world of food, Raymond is the owner of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, which has maintained 2 Michelin stars for over 30 years, and author of 10 cookbooks.

    • Hard Cheese

      All varieties

      Image of Judge - Monica Galetti
      Judged by: Monica Galetti

      A celebrity chef best known for her role as presenter of MasterChef: The Professionals, Monica also owns her own restaurant, Mere, and has written two bestselling cookbooks.

      • Soft Cheese

        All varieties

        Image of Judge - Martha Collison
        Judged by: Martha Collison

        Martha Collison is a cookbook author, food writer and passionate baker who rose to fame after appearing on the Great British Bake Off in 2014.

        • Flavour Added Cheese

          All varieties

          Image of Judge - Asma Khan
          Judged by: Asma Khan

          Founder of the award-winning Darjeeling Express, a restaurant run by an all-women team of former home cooks, and star of Netflix's Chefs Table. Asma's food draws inspiration from her Mughlai ancestry and her childhood home of Calcutta.

          • Dairy

            Yoghurt, cream, milk and butter (not including cheese or ice cream)

            Image of Judge - Tom Rhodes
            Judged by: Tom Rhodes

            Tom Rhodes was crowned Masterchef 2021 champion after a gruelling 6 weeks of heats. He's a passionate cook, whose food is inspired but the flavours of South East and East Asia.

            • Ice Cream

              All types of ice cream made with dairy

              Image of Judge - Jacob Kenedy
              Judged by: Jacob Kenedy

              Jacob is a critically acclaimed London restaurateur and cookbook author. His most recent publication, Gelupo Gelato, reveals the gelato recipes of his infamous gelateria

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  • English & Welsh Wine

    Sparkling or still. Can be any colour

    Image of Judge - Tom Hunt
    Judged by: Tom Hunt

    Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

    • Vodka

      All varieties of British vodka, including flavoured

      Image of Judge - Eric Lanlard
      Judged by: Eric Lanlard

      Considered one of the best pastry chefs in the world, celebrity chef Eric worked with the Roux brothers before setting up his own acclaimed patisserie, Cake Boy, in London.

      • Whisky

        All varieties of British whisky

        Image of Judge - Charlie Stein
        Judged by: Charlie Stein

        A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

        • Flavoured Gin

          Gins flavoured with extra ingredients, such as fruit

          Image of Judge - Adam Handling
          Judged by: Adam Handling

          Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

          • Classic Gin

            Classic varieties of British gin, including London Dry and Old Tom

            Image of Judge - Mitch Tonks
            Judged by: Mitch Tonks

            One of the most knowledgeable people in the country when it comes to seafood, Mitch currently owns and operates 8 seafood restaurants, and is the author of 6 award winning cookbooks.

            • Rum

              Classic rum with no added flavoring

              Image of Judge - Miranda Hayman
              Judged by: Miranda Hayman

              Miranda Hayman is the co-owner of Merser Gin and Hayman's Rum, London's only rum-blending house. She is also a passionate advocate of women within the drinks industry.

              • Flavoured Rum

                British rum with added flavouring

                Image of Judge - Charlie Stein
                Judged by: Charlie Stein

                A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

                • Any other Spirits

                  Spirits that don’t fit in any of the other categories

                  Image of Judge - Olly Smith
                  Judged by: Olly Smith

                  Olly is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality and author. He appears regularly on Saturday Kitchen and his weekly column in The Mail on Sunday's You Magazine has a readership of over five million.

                  • Liqueurs

                    Can be flavoured with any extra ingredient, such as fruit or coffee

                    Image of Judge - Tarquin Leadbetter
                    Judged by: Tarquin Leadbetter

                    Tarquin mastered the art of gin distilling to set up his own business, Tarquin's Gin, using local botanicals and flavouring know-how gained while training at Le Cordon Bleu

                    • Beer & Lager

                      All strengths and styles

                      Image of Judge - Olly Smith
                      Judged by: Olly Smith

                      Olly is a multi award-winning wine expert, TV personality and author. He appears regularly on Saturday Kitchen and his weekly column in The Mail on Sunday's You Magazine has a readership of over five million.

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  • Coffee

    All varieties. Can be in any form, including ground, beans and pods

    Image of Judge - Charlie Stein
    Judged by: Charlie Stein

    A sommelier and buyer for the Rick Stein Group, wine expert Charlie makes regular appearances on BBC's Saturday Kitchen.

    • Tea

      All varieties including herbal, green and black. Loose or bagged

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      Judged by: Dani Redd

      Great British Food Editor

      • Soft Drinks

        Fizzy or still

        Image of Judge - Shelina Permalloo
        Judged by: Shelina Permalloo

        Winner of MasterChef 2012 thanks to her flavour-packed Mauritian style cooking. Shelina has since established herself as a TV presenter and cookbook author; she opened restaurant Lakaz Maman in 2016.

        • Mixers

          Drinks intended to be mixed

          Image of Judge - Millie Gooch
          Judged by: Millie Gooch

          Millie Gooch is a writer, speaker, activist and founder of Sober Girl Society. She is a passionate advocate of living an alcohol-free life, and supporting others to do the same.

          • Non Alcoholic Spirits/Beers/Wines

            Delicious alcohol alternatives

            Image of Judge - Millie Gooch
            Judged by: Millie Gooch

            Millie Gooch is a writer, speaker, activist and founder of Sober Girl Society. She is a passionate advocate of living an alcohol-free life, and supporting others to do the same.

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  • Cider

    All strengths and styles

    Image of Judge - Pippa Middlehurst
    Judged by: Pippa Middlehurst

    Pippa Middlehurst is a cancer research scientist turned cook, who won 'Britain's Best Home Cook' in 2018. She is an expert in East and South East Asian cookery, and has published two books on the subject.

    • Healthy Boost

      Food, drink and ingredients made for healthy living

      Image of Judge - Shelina Permalloo
      Judged by: Shelina Permalloo

      Winner of MasterChef 2012 thanks to her flavour-packed Mauritian style cooking. Shelina has since established herself as a TV presenter and cookbook author; she opened restaurant Lakaz Maman in 2016.

      • Free-from

        Food, drink and ingredients specifically suitable for those with intolerances

        Image of Judge - David Atherton
        Judged by: David Atherton

        • Organic

          Food, drink and ingredients specially made for those following a organic diet

          Image of Judge - Tom Hunt
          Judged by: Tom Hunt

          Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

          • Vegetarian

            Food, drink and ingredients specially made for those following a vegetarian diet

            Image of Judge - Tom Hunt
            Judged by: Tom Hunt

            Tom Hunt is an award-winning chef, food educator, writer, climate change activist and author of the new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planet.

            • Vegan

              Food, drink and ingredients specially made for those following a vegan diet

              Image of Judge - Rachel Ama
              Judged by: Rachel Ama

              Rachel is one of the leading voices in vegan cooking in the UK, with a collective following of 750K+ on YouTube and Instagram.

Image For Category - Kitchen Staples
  • Condiments & Spreads

    Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, nut butters etc

    Image of Judge - Tom Rhodes
    Judged by: Tom Rhodes

    Tom Rhodes was crowned Masterchef 2021 champion after a gruelling 6 weeks of heats. He's a passionate cook, whose food is inspired but the flavours of South East and East Asia.

    • Cooking Sauces & Kits

      All varieties and flavours

      Image of Judge - Vivek Singh
      Judged by: Vivek Singh

      A Indian-British chef, restaurateur and author; one of the world’s most influential voices in Indian cuisine. Founder and Executive Chef of five restaurants including London’s Cinnamon Club, and author of six cookbooks.

      • Honey

        All varieties and flavours

        Image of Judge - Rosie Birkett
        Judged by: Rosie Birkett

        Rosie Birkett is a food writer, stylist and broadcaster with over a decade of experience in food media. She makes regular television appearances and has a column in Sunday Times Food and Olive Magazine.

        • Jam

          All varieties and flavours

          Image of Judge - Lucy Charles
          Judged by: Lucy Charles

          Lucy is Head of Operations at Borough Market, and leads the trader selection process

          • Marmalade

            All varieties and flavours

            Image of Judge - Lucy Charles
            Judged by: Lucy Charles

            Lucy is Head of Operations at Borough Market, and leads the trader selection process

            • Chutney

              All varieties and flavours

              Image of Judge - Asma Khan
              Judged by: Asma Khan

              Founder of the award-winning Darjeeling Express, a restaurant run by an all-women team of former home cooks, and star of Netflix's Chefs Table. Asma's food draws inspiration from her Mughlai ancestry and her childhood home of Calcutta.

              • Pickles

                All varieties and flavours

                Image of Judge - Santosh Shah
                Judged by: Santosh Shah

                Executive Chef at the LaLit Hotel, Santosh is putting Nepalese cuisine on the radar in the UK. He also was a finalist in Masterchef: The Professionals.

                • Vinegars & Dressings/Oils

                  All flavours and styles

                  Image of Judge - Henry Chevalier-Guild
                  Judged by: Henry Chevalier-Guild

                  Henry joined the family business, Aspall's Cyder and Vinegar, with his brother in 1993. The two revamped and relaunched the brand, making Aspall's the bestselling cider vinegar in the UK. Henry now runs Nonsuch, which produces botanical vinegars and syrups

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  • Charcuterie

    British cured meats, including ham, chorizo, salami, bresaola

    Image of Judge - Adam Handling
    Judged by: Adam Handling

    Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

    • Beef

      All cuts and varieties

      Image of Judge - Simon Taylor
      Judged by: Simon Taylor

      • Pork

        All cuts and varieties

        Image of Judge - Simon Taylor
        Judged by: Simon Taylor

        • Lamb

          All cuts and varieties

          Image of Judge - John Pallagi
          Judged by: John Pallagi

          Co-Founder of award winning butcher Farmison & Co, John is on a mission to help the nation eat better meat!

          • Game

            All cuts and varieties

            Image of Judge - Ben Tish
            Judged by: Ben Tish

            Culinary Director of Norma Restaurant and The Stafford, Ben is classically trained with more than two decades of cooking experience. He is also the author of five cookbooks, including his most recent, Sicilia.

            • Sausages, Bacon & Black Pudding

              All flavours and styles

              Image of Judge - Shaun Rankin
              Judged by: Shaun Rankin

              Michelin-starred Chef Shaun Rankin recently opened the highly regarded Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall, Ripon, and is also a regular face on television, including the Great British Menu

              • Poultry

                Whole birds or joints

                Image of Judge - Vivek Singh
                Judged by: Vivek Singh

                A Indian-British chef, restaurateur and author; one of the world’s most influential voices in Indian cuisine. Founder and Executive Chef of five restaurants including London’s Cinnamon Club, and author of six cookbooks.

                • Fresh Fish & Seafood

                  Fresh fish and seafood in its purest form

                  Image of Judge - Mitch Tonks
                  Judged by: Mitch Tonks

                  One of the most knowledgeable people in the country when it comes to seafood, Mitch currently owns and operates 8 seafood restaurants, and is the author of 6 award winning cookbooks.

                  • Smoked Fish & Seafood

                    All varieties of smoked fish and seafood

                    Image of Judge - Jack Stein
                    Judged by: Jack Stein

                    The chef-director of the Rick Stein restaurant group, Jack is also known for presenting cookery programmes such as Jack Stein: Born to Cook, and for his cookbook, World On A Plate.

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  • Chocolates

    All styles of individual chocolates, bars and truffles, plain or with added ingredients

    Image of Judge - Eric Lanlard
    Judged by: Eric Lanlard

    Considered one of the best pastry chefs in the world, celebrity chef Eric worked with the Roux brothers before setting up his own acclaimed patisserie, Cake Boy, in London.

    • Chocolate Products

      Food and drink where chocolate is the main ingredient - eg. hot chocolate or spreads

      Image of Judge - Adam Handling
      Judged by: Adam Handling

      Award-winning chef and owner of the Adam Handling Restaurant Group, which encompasses six food and drink venues in and around London. He has made numerous TV appearances, including on Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.

      • Savoury Snacks

        Anything savoury for snacking, from crisps to pork scratchings

        Image of Judge - Miguel Barclay
        Judged by: Miguel Barclay

        Bestselling author of One Pound Meals and 5 other cookbooks, Miguel Barclay is a chef and social influencer famous for his budget-friendly, storecupboard recipes.

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  • Best British Speciality

    Traditional, iconic British food and drink produced to perfection

    Image of Judge - Adrian Boswell
    Judged by: Adrian Boswell

    Adrian Boswell is the Senior Buyer of Fresh Food at Selfridges, London's most iconic department store. He has over two decades of experience in fine food.

    • Best New Producer

      Exciting new producers set up within the last two years

      Image of Judge - John Gill
      Judged by: John Gill

      John is the Head of Marketing & Trading at Booth's, 'The Good Grocers' and our awards sponsors

      • Best New Product

        Exciting new products launched within the last two years

        Image of Judge - John Gill
        Judged by: John Gill

        John is the Head of Marketing & Trading at Booth's, 'The Good Grocers' and our awards sponsors

        • Best British Kitchen Product

          British-made kitchen kit, including gadgets, textiles, ceramics, appliances etc.

          Image of Judge - Richard Bainbridge
          Judged by: Richard Bainbridge

          Richard came to attention after winning Great British Menu in 2015; he returned in 2017 as a judge. He is the Chef Owner of Benedicts, in Norwich, and makes regular television and radio appearances.

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