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3rd January 2020

Oliver Kay Produce launches National Vegan Dish of the Year competition

Written by: Edward Waddell
Chefs are being challenged to create a new recipe for the launch of the Oliver Kay National Vegan Dish of the Year 2020 competition.

National supplier Oliver Kay Produce is encouraging chefs from across the hospitality sector to submit their vegan recipes. The aim of the competition is to create recipes with a strong appeal to customers who are looking for ‘enticing’ vegan dishes. 

Shortlisted chefs will compete in the final held at Oliver Kay Produce’s development kitchen in Bolton on 30 March 2020. The winner will receive a UK city break for two, including a booking at a vegan restaurant. 

The final will also include a short Mystery Box challenge where chefs will prepare and serve a starter or dessert using a selection of fresh produce provided by Oliver Kay. 

Jane Aukim, marketing manager for Oliver Kay Produce said: “Sales of vegan food served out-of-home are forecast to significantly increase further during 2020. We believe the range and choice of vegan dishes on offer to consumers often lags behind their high expectations. 

“With such a wonderful choice of vegan ingredients now available, we’re asking chefs to step up and show the industry what they can do!”

The dishes entered for the competition must be the chef’s original creation and should contain an element of vegan protein such as wheat, pulses or tofu. Enter online now before applications close on 28 February 2020. ​​​​​​