The 32nd Annual NASFT Product Awards Competition
The initial round of the 32nd Annual NASFT Product Awards Competition took place in early June at the NASFT office in New York City. Six specialty food retailers—David Atkins, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Pittsburgh; Peter Seiler, Gardner’s Markets, Miami; Beth Haskell, Kelsick Gardens, Gloucester, VA; Kate Kauffman, The Truffle, Denver; Sandy Kortright, Crate & Barrel, Chicago; and Chris Masiero, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Pittsfield, MA—analyzed and tasted more than 1,500 entries, consisting of nearly 3,500 specialty food products.
Here are the Finalists in the 2004 NASFT Product Awards Competition:
Outstanding New Product
- Atalanta Corporation: Roccolo Vataleggio
- D’Artagnan: Medallion of Foie Gras with 2% Truffles
- Epicure Foods Corporation: Butler’s Blacksticks Blue
- Knipschildt Chocolatier: Passion Fruit & Ginger Syrup
- Lettieri & Co.: All Natural Antiqua Balsamfrutta
- The Rogers Collection: Acetaia Malpighi Saporoso “Il Condimento Malpighi”
- Schokinag Chocolate North America, Inc.: Schokinag Chocolate German Chocolate Cake Flavored European Drinking Chocolate
- Sonoma Cider Mill dba Sonoma Sparkler: Natural Peach Sonoma Sparkler
June 17th to 19th, 2012
About the Fancy Food Show
For the second year running, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) brings its summer Fancy Food Show to the Washington Convention Center in DC, June 17-19. Typically hosted in New York, the Show has temporarily relocated to Washington due to construction at its usual home. The Summer Fancy Food Show — the largest specialty food event in North America — invites chefs, food trade professionals, distributors and retailers from all over the world to attend this event and introduce them to some of the most innovative specialty food products in the marketplace. What “specialty” foods are on display? Cheese, of course, but also all the pickles, preserves, crackers, wine, beer and spirits you need to fill your own gourmet shop. (And tea, coffee, confections, kids food, snack food, ice creams, and so much more.) There are 32 exhibiting cheese companies this year, so Jill and I will have our hands (and mouths) full to bring you all the new product news.
Check out highlights of last year’s show here. The Fancy Food Show is open to trade professionals only, but NASFT is offering a special discount to our retail and other food industry readers. Register by June 14 and receive $10 off the standard admission ($35 reduced price). Click here to register now (using PROMO CODE: SX10).
NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sunday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 19
For more info: www.specialtyfood.com