The four Category Champions in EBLEX’s hotly contested ‘England’s Best Burger Challenge 2014’ have now been determined following a final round of judging.
All 23 companies whose burgers achieved Gold awards in the first round were put to the test once again in a final rigorous round of judging and a winner was chosen in each category. The winners are:
Independent Butcher: Gog Magog Hills Ltd with its ‘Magog Marrow Burger’
Multiple Retailer: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc with its ‘Ultimate Brisket Burger’
Foodservice: Owen Taylor & Sons, with its ‘6oz Lamb and Mint Burger’
Premium Quality Innovative Burger: ABP Doncaster with its ‘Extra Special Wagyu Beef Burger’
The burger which achieved the highest score overall will win the coveted title ‘England’s Best Burger 2014.’ But the category winners will have to wait until the Meat Management Awards in London on 4 June to find out if they will take home the Overall Winner trophy.
Hugh Judd, EBLEX foodservice project manager, said: “All of the gold award winning burgers that made it through to the final were of a very high standard, but the four category winning burgers were really special and deserved to win in their category. But only one can win the title of ‘England’s Best’. We wish all four companies the very best of luck!”
The other finalists were:
· Aubrey Allen, Leamington Spa
· Country Valley Foods, County Durham
· Dunbia, County Tyrone
· E.H. Booths & Co, Preston
· Fairfax Meadow, Derby
· Heggies of Hereford, Hereford
· J W Mettrick & Son Ltd, Derbyshire
· Knitsley Farm Shop, County Durham
· Lower Hurst Organic, Derbyshire
· Muff's of Bromborough, Wirral
· Phil Davies Quality Butcher Limited, Cheshire
· Philip Dennis Foodservice, Devon
· R.Owtons Butchers, Southampton
· Solent Butchers, Portsmouth
· Taste Tradition Ltd, North Yorkshire
· Udale Speciality Foods Ltd, Lancashire
· Uptons of Bassett, Southampton
· Walter Rose & Son, Wiltshire
· Warwicks Butchers, Bromsgrove
EBLEX is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England and is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
It exists to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. Its aims are:
- To help the beef and sheep meat supply chain become more efficient
- To add value to the beef and sheep meat industry.
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