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In 1876 Estrella Damm established their own brewery having crafted a distinctive and evolved beer, different to existing central European Beers. This Mediterranean lager brewed in Barcelona to this day is brewed using the original 1876 recipe and 100% local and natural Mediterranean ingredibients: barley malt, pearl rice and hops. Estrella Damm won the “Best Beer Brand” at the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, voted by Restaurant magazine and BigHospitality readers, cementing the brand as one of the industry’s most successful and on-trend brand and supplier to the trade.
It all started in 1991 when George, Belazu’s co-founder, took a trip to see his mum in Provence. He returned to the UK a few quid lighter, but with a van full of fresh olives and a big dream. 30 years on, Belazu has come a long way from an olive supplier and is now a trusted and much-loved pioneer for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ingredients.
During the last three decades, Belazu has been on a quest to discover uncompromised flavour. The team works tirelessly with their longstanding suppliers, customers and chef friends to find restaurant-quality ingredients that are ahead of the curve and full of life. Every Belazu product is a collection of stories about the land, the producers, the harvest, the creation and the cooking. The range includes the original selection of olives as well as pestos, pastes, antipasti, olive oils, vinegars, nuts and store cupboard essentials. The company’s specialist small-batch manufacturing site is conveniently located in West London with a neighbouring distribution centre for daily restaurant deliveries.
‘The Journey Matters’ corporate social responsibility programme is at the heart of the business and focuses on three key areas: People, Product and Planet. In addition, every year Belazu donate 3% of profits to their registered charity, The Belazu Foundation. Through the Foundation, the team works with communities in the local area and throughout their supply chain to promote education and healthy eating to inspire future generations.
Now part of the sixth generation, family-owned business William Jackson Food Group, the team is still searching for the best ingredients that the Mediterranean and Middle East has to offer, they’re still hungry to find what’s new, and still striving for highest quality, all in the most responsible way.
Heura is a plant-based B corp from Barcelona, founded by food activists Marc Coloma and Bernat Añaños in April 2017. Our mission is to create solutions that will leave the current industrial food system obsolete. We exist to empower people to change the food system to a more sustainable one, minimising the use of our planet’s resources while protecting animals, the environment, and our health. Our Mediterranean culinary heritage is reflected in our range of plant-based meat; our chicken, burgers, nuggets and chorizo are made using extra virgin olive oil, meaning great nutritionals, short labels & a delicious, meaty taste. Currently working with restaurant partners across 15 countries, we’re excited to bring our products to UK diners’ plates!
Providing exceptional service has been at the heart of Liberty Wines for nearly 25 years. Their approach is simple: strive to supply the right wine to the right place at the right time and price. Awarded International Wine Challenge On-trade Supplier of the Year eleven times, the company continues to invest in education and training for staff and customers, in the belief that increased knowledge improves service. Now in the eighth year of sponsoring these awards, Liberty Wines is delighted to recognise those in the industry who also strive for outstanding service.
Charles Heidsieck, official Champagne partner to the National Restaurant Awards, brings the same ethos to this event. One of the great names of Champagne, Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, the original ’Champagne Charlie’. The house’s reputation rests on the unrivalled quality of its wines, which receive countless awards and accolades year after year. The Brut Réserve NV is an opulent Champagne with the perfect balance of freshness and generosity, aged for a minimum of three years in Charles Heidsieck’s 2000-year-old, Gallo-Roman chalk cellars
OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than one billion diners per year through its software, and helping more than 60,000 restaurants, pubs and bars to attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximise revenue.
With a suite of features and tools designed to help restaurants get back in action and reconnect with their guests, by working with OpenTable, restaurants can tap into the world’s largest network of diners and be discovered by new and returning guests. With all the tools and integrations needed to streamline operations, from reservations, waitlists and pre-paid experiences, to shift planning and actionable data insights, we aim to help restaurants run a smooth shift every service. In addition, our relationship management tools ensure restaurants can grow their guest relationships, turning first-timers into regulars, and regulars into VIPs.
The OpenTable website and mobile apps helps diners to discover and book the best dining experiences for their needs, whether that is a special celebration at a world-renowned restaurant or a midweek supper at a local Bistro. With just a quick search, diners can easily see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and then easily make an instantly confirmed booking.
Established in 1929 Ritter Courivaud Ltd is one of the leading food distributors to the upmarket sector of the UK’s food service industry.
Our product range includes top quality specialist ingredients from all around the world, from caviar to fresh truffles, wild mushrooms, cheese, charcuterie and much more. We also supply a complete selection of premium dry goods, from spices to flour and oils and other kitchen essentials which we source predominantly direct from the producer.
Catering not only to the requirements of top chefs and food service professionals, Ritter also provides for the needs of discerning patissiers and chocolatiers with an extensive portfolio of patisserie ingredients.
Proud of our longstanding associations with top chefs and establishments, we are committed to offering only the best and most innovative products to our clients and to delivering the highest in standards and in service so that today’s chef can have all they need and more in order for them and their establishment to be rated amongst the best.
Family-owned spirits company, Bacardi has a portfolio of global brands which includes Bacardí rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, Patrón tequila, and Martini vermouth. Founded almost 160 years ago, Bacardi has ensured its longevity by always offering consumers what they want, when they want it. We’ve been proud to be a catalyst for connection. We believe our purpose is to spark real-life rituals to bring people together for key moments in celebration, conversation and contemplation. Be it over a celebratory toast, a reunion of old friends, an impromptu post-work aperitif, an occasional big night out, or an epic gathering of communities bound by film, music, art or sports.
Visit www.bacardilimited.com and check out @BacardiLimited1862 on Instagram to find out more about Bacardi and its premium brands.