StrEATFood Awards finalists revealed!
The finalists, and their signature dishes, have been selected, with the winner set to take home the overall title and £1,000 in prize money!
The talented finalists who will battle it out at Contract Catering Magazine’s 2021 StrEATFood Awards have been shortlisted. Representing 16 different caterers, they were selected after submitting their signature street food dishes for our exclusive judging panel. They are:
Aramark – Nick Sharma – Bird ‘n’ a bun
Angel Hill – Dan Kirkpatrick – Whatever floats your goat
Artizian – Thomas Ravensadale – Tom's vegan banana blossom hot tomales
Bartlett Mitchell – John Clarke – Miso soused mackerel and chorizo taco
BaxterStorey – Aron Elliot – Punk'd black cod burger
Blue Apple – Henry Maasdorp – Confit Asian duck doughnut with pickled cherries
CH&CO – Michael Wilkinson – New Delhi via the Yorkshire moors
Elior – Tom Frost – Adobo beef marrow bone and coconut flatbread
Fooditude – Erica Hines – Bangkok kebab and mai tai flight
Genuine Dining Company – Ben Gibson – Dandan mian noodles
ISS – Adam Lenherr – Slow wood smoked Angus beef brisket
Only Food and Courses – Robbie Lorraine – Lobster doughnuts
Radish – Antony Lones – Pulled mutton
Restaurant Associates – Peter German – The bad Buddha bowl
Sodexo – Adam Collison – Beef and bones
Thomas Franks – Victor Chan – Lebanese lamb meatballs
The event will be held in a marquee at London Shenley Club near Watford on 29th September. Originally slated for March 2020, the cook-off has been moved from its usual central London location to ensure the safety of the finalists and attendees.
The new venue offers more ventilation, allows greater social distancing and will operate with a reduced capacity for the evening awards ceremony. London Shenley Club is a unique and attractive all-year-round location that hosts private events, weddings and corporate cricket matches. The grounds are set in the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, offering stunning surroundings.
The other aspects of the competition will remain unchanged, however, with the 16 finalists, who all work in event or business and industry catering, being tasked with recreating their signature dishes for our panel of expert judges. The winner will take home the overall title and £1,000 in prize money. They will also compete in a Technical round using products supplied on the day, and a vegetarian Quorn round.
Kirkpatrick, who won Street Food Chef of the Year in 2019, told us: “I’m really looking forward to finally competing again. I’ve been telling people that I’m the longest reigning champion of all-time, so maybe you get can me a trophy for 2020 too!”
If you would like to attend the event or require more information, go to www.streatfoodawards.co.uk.