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HANA GROUP SETS NEW UK TREND AND WINS GOLD

Sushi Gourmet, run by Hana Group, picked up an award and won in its Food To Go category at the Quality Food Awards.

Sushi Gourmet was also awarded with much coveted title of overall Gold Q award after being singly picked out for its quality. A Gold Q Award is the ultimate accolade which is awarded to the one product and group that stands out from all other entries. It is selected from the winners of all the main categories and represents the ‘best of the best’.

Judges said “ Sushi has been available as food to go in supermarkets for several years, but this new trend is for counters where sushi is prepared fresh daily. This makes for a premium high quality product that really delivers on customer’s expectation for food-to-go to start matching quality of restaurants.
The judges were blown away by the fresh, delicate flavours in this sushi selection.
Daily onsite preparation of sushi in a retail setting adds theatre for the consumer and enhances the story of quality food freshly made.
Among the profuse praise for this product was that it was ‘very high quality’ with ‘fabulous flavours, textures and visual impact’
First to market Sushi Gourmet is only group provider that does not use machines and prepares sushi in front of customers by hand ensuring better quality product than those made by industrial robots.
Hana Group, the leading sushi and Asian hot food service provider, will have opened its 50th sushi kiosks in the UK by December 2017 with plans for more rapid expansion throughout the country – Hana Group aims to transform the buying and sampling experience in UK
Sushi Gourmet has introduced an innovative concept of sushi kiosks within large retail outlets and supermarkets. Each day the skilled sushi chefs create a wide selection of fresh handmade sushi and teppanyaki in-store, right in front of the customers.
Jason Danciger, Managing Director of Hana Group UK who after starting just 18 months ago has quadrupled the group in last year added, “We are delighted to be bringing the theatre of Japanese cuisine to UK food halls with Sushi Gourmet and other brands. Our advantage is that we offer sensational, fresh sushi and hot Japanese dishes of outstanding quality and price. We work with skilled craftspeople with extensive training in order to ensure a constant level of excellence and expertise.”

An incredible year for F&B at Wyevale Garden Centres

REGIONAL CAFÉ CHAIN OF THE YEAR 2015

Wyevale Garden Centres picked up the award for the regional café chain of the year at the Café Quality Food Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel this month.

This highlights two great years improving the offer, the environment & customer service resulting in strong LFL growth and creation of a number of strong concepts.

The team have won a stream of awards this year for best new concept (midas), CR (lunch business), design (restaurant & bar design award) and my favourite ‘Greatest F&B Team’ (Garden Trade News & HTA)

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