At the first stage, our judges selected the best entries in each of the categories with the successful competitors being invited to take part in the regional heats, which took place at venues around the country during March 2020.

A plethora of sandwich types was entered from the traditional sliced bread to focaccias and bao buns. This year, in recognition of the growing food-to-go market, the sandwich designer competition had been opened to include both sandwiches and food-to-go pots. The only stipulation is that the final presentation had to include the sponsor's ingredient, be commercially viable to make and state the market it is aimed at such as the workplace, sandwich bar etc.

Where were the Regional Heats?

NORTHEAST - Tuesday 3rd March

Greggs Food Zone, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

MIDLANDS - Thursday 5th March

TMI Foods Ltd, Northampton 

SOUTHEAST (LONDON) - Wednesday 11th March CANCELLED 

Greencore, West Drayton

SOUTHWEST (BRISTOL) - Thursday 12th March

National Catering Equipment Centre, Bristol