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Summer Fancy Food Show 2019, from page 22 tion, quality, and foodservice chef appeal, noting that the number of applications makes it a must-have product for foodservice operators. A trio of Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and eight members were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards were Benny Curl of Byrd Cookie Co., who spurred distribution of Byrd Cookies from Harrods to Hong Kong and beyond; Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan, who grew a meat and game business by organizing small farmers and promoting conscientiously raised meat; and Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill, who founded America’s whole grain movement. Inducted into the SFA’s Hall of Fame were Robert and Margaret Garcia of RW Garcia Co., Inc., Allison Hooper and Bob Reese of Vermont Creamery, Shawn McBride of Foah International LLC, Ahmed Rahim and Reem Hassani of Numi Organic Tea, and Stewart

(L to R) A large contingent of UK manufacturers including Martin Brooks of Sharpham Park and Ed Faber of Braehead Foods

Reich of Hanson Faso Sales & Marketing. A spice blend that draws on the rich culinary traditions of India, Mom’s Magic Masala All-Purpose Indian Fusion Spice Blend won the 2019 sofi Product of the Year and was one of a total of 154 sofi award winners selected as the best specialty food items from a field of nearly 2,000 entries. Early trend picks included jerky and meat snacks, vegetable-based carb

(L to R) Kayla Mulanax and Jim Simons of Estrom Candies

substitutes, and mission-driven, sustainable products and companies. The SFA Trendspotter panel, made up of buyers, chefs, educators, writers, and industry watchers, combed the exhibit hall each Show day in search of the categories, ingredients, and attributes that are trending. The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs.

The show welcomed the legendary grocer Stew Leonard Jr.

Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,800 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. They own and produce the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and present the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at

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From - Total Food Service's July 2019 Digital Issue features an exclusive Q&A Interview with restaurateur & author Stratis Mor...