Pub roast competition returns

UK pubs and bars are being encouraged to submit their recipes to the annual Great Roast competition.

The search is back on for the nation’s best meat, vegetarian or vegan roast dinners, with UK pubs and bars encouraged to submit their recipes to the annual Great Roast competition. 

Celebrating one of the most iconic dishes found on menus across the country, Knorr Professional's Great Roast competition is returning in 2021 for its 10th year and seeks to recognise the chefs and their businesses who serve the very best dishes to their customers.

The free-to-enter competition is open to any business serving roast dinners to the public and gives pubs and bars the chance to win a host of prizes, including a £3,000 catering equipment voucher, PR support and a photo shoot for each of the two category winners.

This year will again award a prize for the best vegetarian or vegan roast, alongside the same prize for the winning traditional meat roast.

Open now until the end of September, chefs need to complete an entry form, add a link to their menu and an image of their best roast to be considered for one or both categories. A team of judges will shortlist entries in October, before independent mystery diners visit to anonymously judge each shortlisted entry. Winners will be then announced in November, where the ‘Best Meat Roast 2021’ and ‘Best Vegetarian or Vegan Roast 2021’ will be crowned.

Entries can be submitted through the Unilever Food Solutions website at, where full details of the competition and terms and conditions can be found.

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