The judges have deliberated, cogitated and digested all the amazing and innovative recipes submitted and we can now confirm the finalists in this year’s Sandwich & Food to Go Designer Competition.

We are also delighted to confirm that Theo Randall, Restaurateur at the InterContinental and frequent visitor of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen will once again be heading up the judging panel. Theo will be joined by Millie Deane, Food Consultant, Simon Jordan-Bird, Consultant Chef, James Newton-Brown, Head of Product for Marks & Spencer and of course our sponsors.


Tuesday 20 April 2021

10.30am - H. Smith Food Group – Shredded Chicken Breast Category

2.30pm - Mission Foods – Chocolate Flavoured Vegan Tortilla Category


Wednesday 21 April 2021

10.30am - La Boulangère – Brioche Baguette Category

2.30pm - Danish Crown – Pre-Cooked Bacon Category


Thursday 22 April 2021

10.30am - Royal Greenland - MSC Cooked and Peeled XL Cold Water Prawns Category


The above links are for go-to-meetings live judging


Initial Judging

Contestants will be invited to create an innovative sandwich or food to go product using the sponsors ingredient as the key element, together with any other ingredients of their choice. They will then be asked to submit written recipes together with a photograph of their creation.

The recipes will be judged anonymously by the sponsors and the top recipes chosen will progress to the next stage.

Judging criteria includes taste, presentation, texture, commercial viability and innovative use of the sponsors product.


Once selected, the semi-finalists recipes will be reviewed by the judging panel and category sponsor and the final five from each category will progress to the final.


At this stage, the final recipes will be made up for the taste test ahead of the online judging sessions.

The finalists will be invited to present online to the judging panel and invited BSA members, when a short presentation from each one will be shown explaining their creation and the idea behind it

Online Judging Dates

Tuesday 20/04

10.30am  -  H.Smith Food Group – Shredded Chicken Breast 

2.30pm  - Mission Foods – Chocolate Wrap

Wednesday 21/04

10.30am  -  La Boulangère– Brioche Baguette

2.30pm  -  Danish Crown – Pre Cooked Bacon

Thursday 22/04

10.30am - Royal Greenland - MSC Cooked and Peeled XL Cold Water Prawns