The first ever finalists from the Café Quality Food and Drink Awards have been announced today, and Simply Ice Cream is a finalist in two categories. Of the hundreds of nominations only 36 products have been shortlisted in 13 categories, so this is a huge achievement for the Ashford based company.
Their Christmas Pudding Ice Cream is a finalist in the Christmas Q category, and the multi-award winning Heavenly Honeycomb is shortlisted for the Desserts & Puddings section. Both flavours are previous Great Taste Award winners, with the Honeycomb achieving the highest accolade of 3 Gold Stars. “To be shortlisted for the Café Quality Food and Drink Awards is another boost for the team”, explains company director and founder, Sally Newall, “It has been an exceptionally busy year for the company and this award is testament to our absolute focus on quality driving our success”
Judging for the awards took place at the University of West London in August and was based on the credibility, transparency and robustness of the process originated by the Quality Food Awards; now in its 36th year. All entrants will receive feedback from the judging panel, and winners and finalists will be able to use the ‘Q’ logo on pack and in consumer advertising.
The Awards ceremony on October 14th will take place at an exclusive networking breakfast in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. Out of Home magazine and B&I Catering magazine are the trade media partners for the awards, Sponsors include Sacla’, Graphic Packaging International and Da Vinci Gourmet.