Battle of the Butties
Wed, 11 March 2009
Tameside College hosted the Northern England regional heats for the British Sandwich Designer of the Year 2009, as many sandwich makers competed for a place in the national finals.
The event was held in the college’s state of the art kitchens, with the judging and presentation taking place in Reflections Restaurant. Designers were set the task of creating their own sandwich and placed in a particular category depending on which ingredients they were using. One designer was taken through to the final from each round and the judging took place based on the creativity, presentation and taste of the sandwich.
The winners included Donna Robinson for the ‘Cantadou 4 Pepper’ sandwich, Mark Arnold in the Chicken sandwich round, Kelly Merry with her Pistachio and Ginger Chicken Sandwich and joint winners Amy Hawkins and Peter Fort in the Cranberry Sandwich category.
The judging panel included members of the British Sandwich Association (BSA), who organised the event and Tameside College Catering staff. Pam Sainsbury, Events Manager for the BSA said, “The Northern heat of the Sandwich Designer of the Year Award competition attracted a record number of entries this year. The standard of entries for those in the semi final at Tameside College was extremely high – particularly for innovation.”
She continued, “The competition gives all those working in the sandwich industry – from sandwich bars to manufacturing – the chance to win the recognition they deserve. The art of creating new sandwich recipes is a critical part of keeping consumer interest and is vital to the future of the sandwich industry.’’