Heinz Professional Mayonnaise awarded Grade A endorsement and ‘rarely seen’ score by Craft Guild of Chefs
The multi-purpose product, which launched into the foodservice market last summer as a ‘Made by chefs, for chefs’ solution to culinary needs in professional kitchens, was put through rigorous testing by highly experienced chefs via the CGOC’s Chefs Product Endorsement Programme.
With the ability to blend, fry, carry flavour and hold through high heat, Heinz Professional Mayonnaise scored 169 out of 180, a result rarely seen in the industry.
Andrew Green, chief executive of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: “Heinz Professional Mayonnaise received a stunning approval score when sampled by our panel of chefs which is a fantastic achievement and something we don’t often see. Its overall success in its performance clearly came through in the judging, so it really deserves its rating.
“It is a superior product that meets the criteria any chef would want and expect when using a condiment such as this. This will go a long way in providing the culinary world with a go-to which helps make ingredients shine, elevates menus, and excites diners. Well done Kraft Heinz Foodservice.”
The CGOC-selected chefs who formed the testing panel – Mark Reynolds, executive chef at Tottenham Football Club, Matt Owens, development chef for Alliance Group and Andrew Green, chief executive of Craft Guild of Chefs – gave Heinz Professional Mayonnaise particular praise for its ‘consistency and versatility’, as well as its ‘indulgent, tasty and stable’ qualities as a key kitchen ingredient.
Comments included: “It held well and there were no signs of any splitting or separating – even with excess beating and blending. It also took well to other items being added to it, without losing too much from the consistency.”
And, “It works very well when [adding] various ingredients –Sri Lankan, sriracha, herb oils etc. and with the slight acidic notes, it really did help to bring out the flavours added.”
Culinary sales manager at The Kraft Heinz Company, Lawrence Ager, added: “This is an incredible triumph for Heinz Professional Mayonnaise. This is a product that is made by chefs, for chefs, and promises to assist them in producing exciting dishes to entice their customers.
“We took a lot of time and care to develop this as an innovative solution to suit so many culinary requirements within the pub, restaurant, and casual dining arena. CGOC’s feedback certainly reflects the hard work we have put in to creating such a high-quality product and now with the CGOC ‘Approved Product’ distinction, it is confirmation of our promise that our mayonnaise is ‘the one quality ingredient to meet all chefs’ culinary needs.”