A catering butcher from Leabrooks is celebating after being named the overall winner of the ‘Foodservice’ category in a national burger competition.
Owen Taylor & Sons won the title with its new improved recipe 6oz Lamb and Mint Burger.
As one of only four category winners, the company now stands a strong chance of claiming the highly sought after ‘England’s Best Burger 2014’ title.
Carl Evans, operations manager at Owen Taylor, said: “It’s fantastic news. Lamb and mint is a classic flavour combination and it’s a popular burger, but we have recently tweaked the recipe, working hard to ensure we achieved the right balance of flavours.
“In developing the burger we knew that the quality of the lamb would be key to its success. We use Quality Standard Mark lamb sourced directly from local farms and we make sure that we get the right coarseness of the meat to create the perfect lamb burger for sale throughout the foodservice trade.
“As a business we pride ourselves on producing quality meat products for our customers. Winning this award is great for us, but it’s great for our customers too as it means that they can promote the fact they have an award winning burger on the menu!”
Owen Taylor will now have to wait until the Meat Management Awards, which take place in London on 4th June, to find out if it has been crowned the Overall Winner of the competition.
Despite a record number of entries in the biannual competition organised by industry body EBLEX, Owen Taylor was one of only 23 companies to achieve a gold award (scoring between 95-100 points in the first round) and make it through to the final.