Simon and Katarina pitted themselves against one another in the finals of Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the Year, aka The Sammies.
We won. We won big!
– Simon won his category for his Mountain feta and Merguez wrap
– Katarina won her category with her Smokey brisket roll with Gouda cheese (using Uptons brisket, of course)
– Uptons of Bassett was named winner of the Independent Retailer Award, which shines a spotlight on the independent retailers which lead the way in new trends and tastes. This is a huge win for the Uptons team, and recognition of their continued hard work
– and, thrillingly, Katarina was revealed as the winner of the Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the Year 2023 for her Smokey brisket roll.
Katarina received the coveted title during the annual Sammies Awards dinner on Thursday evening (04 May). The keenly-fought competition was judged by a panel of experts led by celebrity chef Theo Randall, and fellow award winners included high profile brands such as Starbucks, Greggs and Marks & Spencer. We couldn’t be more proud of Katarina.
Look out for the winning products on our specials board in the bistro, where you’ll be able to try them for yourself – if you’re lucky, you’ll see Katarina wearing her Queen of Sandwiches tiara <wink>