Turkey awards entries open

The British Turkey Awards has announced it is open for entries.

Won last year by Morrisons, the prestigious awards celebrate excellence in the turkey sector and entries are expected to showcase innovation, convenience, taste and appearance.

Catriona Lee, chair of organiser, the British Turkey Federation’s publicity and marketing committee, said: “After 19 years of the British Turkey Awards we still look forward to seeing the new and exciting products that our great industry is producing for the end-consumers. The retailers are always really supportive of the awards and we would expect this year’s entries to reveal consumers have a better choice than ever during their weekly shop. Turkey is a fantastic, tasty and healthy meat and we hope the eventual winners will encourage more turkey to be eaten throughout the year.”

Products are judged by an independent panel of experts against criteria such as taste, appearance, quality, packaging and value for money for the target market.

The annual Student Chef of the Year competition also forms part of the awards, with young catering students from colleges across the country competing to create the best turkey starter and main course, to be served at The Dorchester, during the ceremony on 24 September this year.

The full list of categories is:

Best Meal Solution
Best Christmas Convenience
Best Christmas Traditional
Best Christmas Premium
Student Chef of the Year
Best Innovation (All year round)
Best Innovation (Christmas)
Best Blogger Recipe
Best Foodservice (cost sector)
Best Foodservice (profit sector)
Best Ready to Eat
Foodservice Operator of the Year
Retailer of the Year.

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