Home by Simon Rogan products win four gold awards

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The team at Home by Simon Rogan, Cumbria are thrilled to announce that they’ve been awarded four Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards.

The Cartmel based food retail business of internationally acclaimed chef Simon Rogan, whose pioneering farm-to-table ethos is centred on hyper local, sustainably grown, seasonal ingredients, received a total of four gold awards, one for each of the following products:

Home By Simon Rogan Lemon & Thyme Oil

Home By Simon Rogan Mushroom Salt

Home By Simon Rogan Coal Oil

Home By Simon Rogan Fennel Salt

Each of the gold award-winning products has been created by teams led by Our Farm Head Chef Liam Fitpatrick and Events & E-Commerce Head Chef Danny Cunningham, using surplus seasonal produce from Our Farm, Simon Rogan’s Farm in the Cartmel Valley. Our Farm was created with a clear vision in mind; to develop a harmonious relationship between cooking and growing.

As a direct result growers and chefs work side-by-side, applying the same ethos, drive and attention to detail to ensure that each ingredient, as much as possible is used to create components for dishes, whether as a sauce, oil, crumb or seasoning.

Any surplus is repurposed to preserve the abundance of produce from summer, utilising aged old methods including pickling, fermenting, preserving in oil, vinegar and salt. As well as more contemporary practices including dry aging, dehydrating – creating a range of artisanal products that adhere to Simon Rogan’s culinary ethos.

The Farm Shop & Deli Product Awards are unique as they assess the overall business model of products. The panel of judges review everything about the product including the value chain and branding, along with taste, ensuring products are not just great tasting but are well set to successfully sell in the independent sector.

This enhanced criterion gives business confirmation to buyers that an awarded product is worth stocking, and the judges included well known retailers and wholesalers such as Booths, The Gorgeous Food Company, Cotswold Fayre, Diverse Fine Foods and Kitchen Food Company.

See the full list of winners here

This year, saw producers from across the UK enter products into numerous product categories including beverages, chilled and frozen desserts, chilled deli, condiments and sauces, fermented and smoked foods, meat, non-food, plant-based, preserves, savoury biscuits and snacks and sweet bakery and confectionery.

Commenting on the awards, Giorgio Rigali, Head of Communications, Exhibitions at William Reed commented: “Following another record-breaking year for entries, we are thrilled to announce our list of winners for 2024. NPD is critical to growth and these awards are unique, by way that producers get genuine informed feedback on their products and their business model which helps them refine their strategy. The list of winners truly highlights the quality and innovation that is available throughout the specialist retail sector, and we are delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for these businesses to have their products put in front of wholesalers, retailers and experts.”

Home by Simon Rogan E-Commerce & Events Manager, Brooke Vanhinsbergh, remarked: ‘’Winning four Farm Shop & Deli Product Gold Awards is truly amazing. The individual products themselves are part of a whole range of oils, vinegars, condiments, rubs, salts, infusions and specialist kitchen items we’ve developed for aspiring home chefs and food lovers. We’re constantly adding to our range of seasonal creations, which means that there’s always something new to try. All of which sit alongside our regular monthly ‘at home‘ menu offerings, available through the Home by Simon Rogan Shop website.’’

Events & E-Commerce Head Chef Danny Cunningham, said: “We’re over the moon that we’ve been awarded four gold Farm Shop & Deli Show Product Awards in our first year of entering the awards. We are especially pleased as these recognise the expertise of the growing team based at Our Farm, who produce many of the core ingredients in the range of products we sell. The chefs involved in developing our range for Home by Simon Rogan, as well as the entire team behind the scenes involved in the design, retail and distribution of everything we create, work so hard. So these awards acknowledge their dedication.’’

The range of Home by Simon Rogan products can be viewed here

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