Trowbridge-based apetito, the leading supplier of food to the health and social care sector, has won three trophies at the prestigious British Frozen Food Federation Awards.
The awards – which took place on Thursday 15th June – recognise innovation and creativity in the frozen food industry.
In the Best New Specialist Meal Product category, apetito took home the Gold Award for its Level 4 Purée Petite Spaghetti Bolognaise, a dish designed specifically to enable people with swallowing difficulties to once again be able to enjoy one of Britain’s favourite dishes.
apetito was further recognised in this category, winning the Bronze Award for its Level 5 Minced Sticky Toffee Pudding, which was designed by apetito’s Chefs and Dietitians to be energy dense, as people with dysphagia often struggle to get the necessary nutrients and calories.
Both these texture-modified dishes make a real difference for people living with dysphagia, allowing them to still enjoy their favourite meals and dine with dignity.
But it didn’t stop there, as Head of Product and Systems Development, Tim Charles was back up on stage to collect the Award for Foodservice Innovation Product of the Year for apetito’s Chicken Tikka Finger Food Bites.
The apetito Finger Food Bites range is hailed as an industry-first and took many years to develop. Each ‘Bite’ encapsulates the flavours of a traditional dish, and the meal provides a source of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a minimum 80g portion of vegetables.
This dish delivers the future for Dementia-friendly dining to care homes and hospitals and received special recognition for its innovative and accessible design, enabling those living with dementia and coordination difficulties to feed themselves nutritionally balanced meals independently, rather than having to rely on others feeding them – a game-changer for people with dementia.
Ian Stone, Chief Commercial Officer of apetito and President and Chair of the British Frozen Food Federation said, “These awards honour the finest frozen food products across the industry, and we’re delighted to be among them as competition is always stiff.
“We pride ourselves on making a real difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable people and I’m delighted that apetito’s dedication to producing innovative, world-leading specialist nutrition products has been recognised.”
Pictured: (top of page)Tim Charles (right) collecting apetito’s third award of the night