MUTTI UK GOLDEN TOMATO COOK 2021

Our UK Golden Tomato Cook 2021 has been crowned!

Hannah Such wowed our esteemed panel of chef judges, including Ben Tish, Paul Foster, Gabriella Margiotta and Head Chef at Mutti, Italy, Carlo Casoni, with her tomato-based three-course menu at the live final which took place at Sauce, by The Langham, London on 8th November 2021.

Hannah not only picked up the coveted title of Golden Tomato Cook, but she’s also won the incredible prize of a trip to the food valley in Parma, Italy, the home of Mutti.

Hannah’s winning three-course tomato-based menu included:

Starter: Aubergine Parmigiana Rolls with Basil Oil – hero’ing Mutti Polpa
Main: ‘Nduja and Marscapone Spaghetti – hero’ing Mutti Passata
Dessert: Fig, Pistachio and Tomato Tartlets – hero’ing Mutti Double Concentrated Puree

Our Mutti head chef, Carlo Casoni said: “As we expected the standard in the final was extremely high. Each of our contestants should be extremely proud with how they performed throughout the day, they really did put their heart and soul into it. All the dishes were very accomplished and delivered high quality and great taste. But there can only be one winner and we unanimously agreed that Hannah’s menu was the standout success. She achieved consistently high marks across each of the judging criteria and she really showcased how the Mutti tomatoes fitted perfectly in every dish. She richly deserves being crowned our champion 2021.”

Congratulations to Hannah as well as our second place finalist Joyce Lee and third place George Percival.



THIS WAS THE ASSIGNMENT:

The participants were asked to create a tasty and original three course menu (a starter, a main course and a dessert) using our Mutti Essentials: 

Mutti Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes
Mutti Passata
Mutti Double Concentrated Tomato Puree
Mutti Peeled Tomatoes

Entries were shortlisted and put to a public vote, where the 3 menu’s with the highest number of votes went through to our live cook-off final. On November 8th, the finalists cooked for our judging panel and the winner, Hannah Such, was crowned!

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THIS IS WHAT THEY won!

1st place

A trip to Parma, Italy

2nd place

A meal for 2 people at Paul Foster’s Michelin starred restaurant, Salt

3rd place

A cooking class at Eataly, London

4th & 5th place

A comprehensive product hamper from Mutti


POMODORINO D’ORO AND THE GOLDEN TOMATO COOK COMPETITION

Have you heard about our Pomodorino d’Oro award?

It takes place every year and has been going for more than 20 years. The “Golden Tomato” award is
awarded to Mutti’s best farmers, who’s lovingly cared for cultivation area has produced the highest
quality tomatoes.

The award is given in three categories:

  • Round tomatoes
  • Long tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes

This year we want to give you the chance of becoming the first Golden Tomato Cook in the UK.
We’re looking for you to create the most tasty and original 3-course menu using the Mutti essentials
range of products. Only the best cook who really succeeds in creating an innovative menu can claim
the Golden Tomato Cook award.

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