golden tomato award



Congratulations to Kate Alexandra who produced the menu with the highest score and was crowned our Mutti Golden Tomato Cook 2022 winner. Kate has won a once in a lifetime trip to Parma, Italy – the home of Mutti, in the Italian Food Valley.

After the success of the competition last year, we were back on the search for our UK Golden Tomato Cook 2022. We asked consumers to create a 3-course menu using 3 different Mutti products from the essentials range making the Mutti product the hero of each recipe.

The top 3 menu’s took part in the live cook-off at Sauce by The Langham in London on 27th October where their menus were 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

Kate’s winning three-course tomato-based menu featured:

In 2nd place was Mikayla Rowe who created a starter of Mozzarella and pesto arancini with tomato sauce using Mutti Peeled Tomatoes, a main of cod loin with chorizo and butter bean stew using Mutti Polpa Chopped Tomatoes and a dessert of Spiced tomato and sultana sponge, vanilla custard, tomato caramel sauce and toasted almonds using Mutti Passata.

Third place went to Paul James who created a starter of Tomato & Basil Granita using Mutti Polpa Chopped Tomatoes, a main course of Polpette di papà with Orzo & Parmesan using Mutti Peeled Tomatoes and a dessert of Lemon cheesecake with tomato jelly using Mutti Passata.

This is what they have won:

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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