An imaginative member of staff at a Twechar company that produces meat for some of Scotland’s biggest food outlets is hoping to be crowned the UK’s king of sandwiches.
Dave Gannon, who works at Charcuterie Continental in Twechar, is one of 30 hopefuls who have been selected to contest the ‘Sandwich Designer of the Year’ award in London on Thursday, May 16.
He will represent his country after landing two titles at the Scottish heats in March.
Both his pastrami with cream cheese, dill pickles and mustard mayo creation, and his medium-sliced snack containing roast beef, apple, pear and fig chutney, mayo and spinach, were victorious after wowing the judges’ taste buds.
Whilst creativity is key Dave, whose dayjob involves producing meats for such household names at Greggs and Pret a Manger, will have to show that his painstakingly-recreated sandwiches are also commercially viable.
British Sandwich Association Director Jim Winship said that the competition would be fiercer than ever before, adding: “Every year we are blown away by the standard of the entries and this year is no exception, the regional heats have set the bar very high and I know it is going to be incredibly hard to pick an overall winner from such a strong field.
“The finalists range from owners and managers of local cafes and sandwich bars to development chef’s from some of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, so we really have representatives from all aspects of our industry.”
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