Two leading Northern Ireland food-on-the-go companieshave been shortlisted in the annual Sammies Awards 2020 organised by the British Sandwich Association(BSA).
The successful local companies are Around Noon, Newry, and Deli-Lites of Warrenpoint, both based in county Down. Both companies have a successful track record in the influential annual awards and sell products in the UK and Ireland..
Around Noon is shortlisted in two categories while Deli–Lites has five listings.
The Sammies Awards 2020, now in their 25th year,recognise excellence in the industry, awarding all aspects from New Sandwich to Convenience Retailer.
This year’s awards feature a new category with the Environment Award, recognising the work being done by companies to minimise impact on the environment. Deli-Lites has been shortlisted in this category for its outstanding environmental management.
The Sammies Awards 2020 are scheduled to be held at a gala dinner in the Royal Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday 23rd July and will be hosted by Chef Theo Randall and Comedienne Jo Caulfield.
The awards also reflect the industry’s continuing growth throughout the UK and further afield.
The Northern Ireland companies and sandwiches which have reached the final stages are:
Deli-Lites for Environmental Management
Deli-Lites for Spicy Plant Double Decker and Buffalo Cauliflower Cous Cous Tabouleh
New Food to Go
Deli-Lites for Macho Mochaccino Oats
New Sandwich Award
Around Noon for Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Ciabatta(hot) and
Bang Bang Chicken (cold)
Deli-Lites for Irish Stout Pastrami (hot) and
Vegan spiced Fritters, Beetroot, Hummus, Kale and Candied Walnuts (cold)