Media release

Duel of the Dishes – Christmas 2016

 Are you ready to (tummy) rumble?

17 October 2016



Calling all caterers, restaurants and bars – are you ready to (tummy) rumble? Duel of the Dishes is about to begin and you need to be in it to win it. This online, knockout competition will see veggie main courses from festive menus go head to head until only one remains – to be crowned the triumphant winner of Duel of the Dishes Christmas 2016.

To enter caterers simply need to email with the name of their fabulous festive veggie feast taken from their seasonal menu. Dishes that get through to the knockout battle will then be pitted against each other in a public vote – until the one that hits the spot is the winner. 

John Soonaye from the Vegetarian Society said: “We’re really looking forward to getting the contest underway and seeing which festive veggie main courses across the UK get the most votes. Duel of the Dishes is our way of highlighting how creative vegetarian catering in seasonal menus can be. I have no doubt that the winner will be a far cry from an afterthought of pasta with tomato sauce! It’s time to stop the talking and get the taste buds tingling as we prepare to discover the Duel of the Dishes winner.” 

Festive Flavours - the Vegetarian Society’s new Christmas recipe collection is available free of charge online at .

The Vegetarian Society is a national charity that influences, inspires and supports people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle. Being a vegetarian is a choice that is kinder to animals, to people and to our planet. Visit for more information. 


Notes to editors

  • For recipes, high res images or a front cover of the booklet please contact Su on 0161 925 2000.
  • Recipes and high res images also available via this dropbox folder
  • A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products. Visit the website for lots more information




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