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Quality Food Awards 2017 :: Delivery Instructions

Delivery Instructions

Please take particular note of the following instructions for the delivery of your products that have been entered into this year’s awards.

If these instructions are not followed your products risk being excluded from the judging process

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Important Rules

All Ambient products must arrive on Thursday 20th July between 8am & 3.30pm irrespective of the category and must have a Best Before date later than 18th August. However please read below if your product cannot fulfil this. 

All Chilled products must arrive on Friday 21st July between 8am & 3.30pm  irrespective of the category and must have a Best Before date later than 18th August. However please read below if your product cannot fulfil this. 

All Frozen products must arrive on Thursday 27th July between 8am & 3.30pm irrespective of the category and must have a Best Before date later than 18th August. However please read below if your product cannot fulfil this. 

If your product has a short shelf life it will need to be delivered on the delivery date scheduled below between 8am and 12noon (failure to do so will result in the product not being judged).

If your product has a very short shelf life, you may decide it needs to be delivered the day before between 8am and 12pm or the morning of judging by 08.30, but this is your decision and you must inform sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com

Sample Quantities

8 samples of each food product are required, for our panels to review. 

For large items, e.g. large cakes with multiple portions, please send sufficient for up to 24 judges to sample a small amount, and see the product in its entirety whilst passed around the room. 

For large meat products, e.g. whole chickens and meat joints, we suggest 6 whole items as the judges see the product uncooked, cooked and also sample it.

Please do not send us mixed cases of product lines.

If using dry ice please label box with the correct symbol.

Delivery Schedule

We require 8 samples of each of the product below to be sent on the following dates:

Thursday 20th July

Quality Food Awards - all ambient products (Must have best before date later than 18th August.)

Friday 21st July

Quality Food Awards - all chilled products (Must have best before date later than 18th August.)

Thursday 27th July

Quality Food Awards - all frozen products (Must have best before date later than 18th August.)

Also if your product has a short shelf life:

-    Christmas Q Biscuits

-    Christmas Q Bread

-    Christmas Q Chilled Savoury

-    Christmas Q Chilled Sweet

-    Christmas Q Delicatessen

-    Christmas Q Good Choice

The above categories will be judged on Monday 31st July. Please make sure all products in date until then.

Friday 28th July

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Christmas Q Cakes

-               Christmas Q Chocolate and Confectionery

-               Christmas Q Dessert

-               Christmas Q Fish

-               Christmas Q Frozen Savoury

-               Christmas Q Frozen Sweet

-               Christmas Q Grocery Ambient Savoury

-               Christmas Q Grocery Ambient Sweet

-               Christmas Q Meat

-               Christmas Q Mince Pies

-               Christmas Q Party Food Savoury

-               Christmas Q Poultry

-               Christmas Q Pudding

The above categories will be judged on Tuesday 1st August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Monday 31st July

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Biscuits Savoury

-               Biscuits Sweet

-               Bread – Chilled

-               Bread – Packaged

-               Cakes – Small

-               Coffee

-               Large Cakes

-               Morning Goods - Savoury

The above categories will be judged on Wednesday 2nd August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Bread can be delivered on the morning of judging but must be delivered by 8.30am. Please ensure you email sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com if you wish to do this.

Tuesday 1st August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Bread Rolls

-               Bread Speciality

-               Cereal

-               Cereal Bars

-               Cheese British

-               Cheese Continental

-               Cheese Speciality

-               Morning Goods – Sweet

-               Relishes and Chutneys

The above categories will be judged on Thursday 3rd August. Please make sure they are in date until then. Bread can be delivered on the morning of judging but must be delivered by 8.30am. Please ensure your email sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com if you wish to do this.

Wednesday 2nd August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-    Cooking Sauces

-    Dairy Butters

-    Dairy Chilled

-    Dairy Yogurts

-    Deli – Anti Pasti

-    Desserts and puddings

-    Jam & Sauces

The above categories will be judged on Friday 4th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Thursday 3rd August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Chocolate

-               Cold Beverages – Juices

-               Confectionery

-               Frozen Desserts, Pastry and Fruit

-               Frozen Meat

-               Frozen Ready Meals

-               Frozen Vegetable Side Dishes

-               Oils & Vinegars

The above categories will be judged on Monday 7th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Friday 4th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-           Deli – British

-           Deli – Continental

-           Deli – Dips

-           Deli - Other

-           Fish - Fresh

-           Fish - Prepared

-           Fish - Shellfish

-           Fish – Smoked

The above categories will be judged on Tuesday 8th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Monday 7th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Bacon

-               Beef

-               Game

-               Pork

-               Poultry

-               Snacks – Crisps

-               Snacks – Sweet

-               Soups – Ambient

-               Store Cupboard

The above categories will be judged on Wednesday 9th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Tuesday 8th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Lamb

-               Ready Meals

-               Sausages

-               Snacks – Savoury

-               Soups - Chilled

-               Steaks

-               Tea and Other Hot Beverages

The above categories will be judged on Thursday 10th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Wednesday 9th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Burgers and Meatballs

-               Frozen – Fish

-               Frozen - Ice Cream

-               Frozen - Meal Accompaniments

-               Frozen – Pizzas & Pies

-               Ready Meals Ethnic

-               Ready to Cook

-               Sauces and Salad Dressings Ambient and Chilled

The above categories will be judged on Friday 11th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Thursday 10th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Home Baking

-               Party Food

-               Pasta & Rice

-               Pizzas

-               Value - Ambient

-               Value - Chilled

-               Value - Drink

-               Value - Frozen

The above categories will be judged on Monday 14th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then.

Friday 11th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-               Carbonates, waters, cordials

-               Children’s Food

-               Food to go - Sandwiches

-               Meal Kits

-               Quiches, Pies and Pasties

-               Salad

-               Seasonal Occasions

-               Side Dishes

The above categories will be judged on Tuesday 15th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then. Food to go can be delivered on the morning of judging but must be delivered by 8.30am. Please ensure your email sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com if you wish to do this.

Monday 14th August

If your product has a short shelf life:

-    Food to go – Other

-    Food to go Salad

-    Fruit - Prepared

-    Fruit - Unprepared

-    Vegetables - Prepared

-    Vegetables - Unprepared

The above categories will be judged on Wednesday 16th August. Please make sure all products are in date until then. Food to go and fresh produce can be delivered on the morning of judging but must be delivered by 8.30am. Please ensure you email sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com if you wish to do this.

Labelling Your Samples

• Print and apply the Delivery Label (PDF attachment) sent to you on email, to the outside of each box of products. 

Please fill in all blank fields on the Delivery Label, to ensure your products are managed correctly.

Please pack each product in its own box, when entering multiple products.

Delivery Information

Please deliver all products to:

Jonathon Bowers

Quality Food Awards

University of West London - The Park Entrance

London School of Hospitality & Tourism University of West London

St Mary's Road

Ealing

London

W5 5RF

Email - sarah.ray@qualityfoodawards.com 

If you are sending your product via a courier we recommend you give them this information.

  • Approaching The Park Entrance from Ealing Town centre,  take the  2nd left after The Red Lion Pub onto Warwick Road. Then take 1st Left onto Kerrison Road, at end of road turn left. The entrance to the car park is then the 1st Left you will see white and red barrier.
  • Approaching from South Ealing, to get to The Park Entrance take 2nd right after the St Mary’s Church onto Warwick Road. Then take 1st Left onto Kerrison Road, at end of road turn left. The entrance to the car park is then the 1st Left you will see white and red barrier.
  • 18 Tonne & 16.5 Tonne will need to reverse into the car park as the turning circle needed to get in through the gate is tight - (Follow Red Line)
  •  7.5 tonne and vans of all sizes are fine ( delivery via this size of vehicle is preferred) - (Follow Red Line)
  •  No vehicles can wait on the streets surrounding the University before 0730hrs due to conservation area restrictions.
  •  The gate to the car park is not opened before 0730hrs, this is the earliest that deliveries can arrive.
  •  If deliveries arrive before 8am the drivers/operatives assisting with the delivery are expected to be as quiet a possible when they are in the car parks as we are not allowed to make any noise that is audible at the boundary of the University before 0800hrs.

 

 

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