golden tomato award


Follow @MuttipomodoroUK on October 27th, 2022 to see the final cook off!

After the success of the competition last year, we are back and looking for our UK Golden Tomato Cook 2022. To enter, we asked consumers to create a 3-course menu (starter, main and dessert), using 3 different Mutti products from the essentials range in each course, making the Mutti product the hero of each recipe.

We have whittled all entries down to the best 5 and now after hundreds of votes from the public, our 3 finalists with the highest votes have been chosen.

Our 3 finalists are….

  • Paul James
  • Kate Phillips
  • Mikayla Rowe

The finalists will now cook-off in the live final at Sauce by The Langham, London on October 27th. Their menus will be judged by our panel of expert judges – Ben Tish, Gabriella Margiotta, Nigel Barden and Carlo Casoni – based on the criteria:

  • Making the Mutti Essentials product the hero of the dish
  • Originality
  • Presentation (hero’ing the tomatoes)
  • Overall menu appeal
  • Taste

The menu with the highest score will then be crowned our Mutti Golden Tomato Cook 2022 winner and will win a once in a lifetime trip to Parma, Italy – the home of Mutti, in the Italian Food Valley.

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Kate Phillips

Tomato and mozzarella arancini with tomato aioli

Tomato, ricotta and guanciale stuffed girella pasta spiral

Tomato, plum and almond galette, with sticky tomato caramel

Mikayla Rowe

Mozzarella and pesto arancini with tomato sauce

Cod loin with chorizo and butter bean stew

Spiced tomato and sultana sponge, vanilla custard, tomato caramel sauce and toasted almonds

Paul James

Tomato & Basil Granita

Polpette di papà with Orzo & Parmesan

Lemon cheesecake with tomato jelly

William Clowes

Spicy cicchetti duo

Risotto 'amatriciana'

'Tom-orange' cheesecake with pecan sprinkle and basil

Berber Siebrand

Tomato orange soup with cheesy filo basket

Pork filet stuffed with semi dried tomatoes & a Caribbean spiced tomato sauce

Chilli chocolate tomato muffin, rum tomato ice cream, almond tomato tuile, pâte de fruits tomates


1st place

A trip to Parma, Italy and a private cooking class with Mutti chef Carlo Casoni

2nd place

A private virtual cooking class with Gabriella Margiotta, head chef at Cucina di Vincenzo

3rd place

A 3-course meal for 2 at one of the Eataly restaurants 

4th & 5th place

mutti products

A product hamper from Mutti


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 whilst using sustainable practices.

The award is given in three categories:

  • Round tomatoes
  • Long tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes

Coming back for a 2nd year, we’re excited to find the UK’s Golden Tomato Cook 2022. We’re looking for 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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