Last year I was very fortunate to go to the Summer Fancy Food Show as a Candidate Member of the NASFT, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. The Fancy Food Show is a “showcase of innovative food and beverage products from around the world. At the show, buyers connect with sellers.” One of the events many of us look forward to during the show is the announcing of the sofi Awards.
“ The sofi Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) are the highest honor in the specialty food industry. They recognize the outstanding foods and beverages of the year that demonstrate top quality, taste and overall appeal.”
According to the NASFT, “Part 1 of the 2011 sofi Awards judging is complete. The competition was intense, with a record 1,657 entries across 31 awards categories. A panel of nine judges—from Canyon Market and Straub’s to Whole Foods Market and Passion Food Hospitality—spent three busy days at the NASFT offices tasted and evaluated all entries. Winners will be announced on July 11, 2011, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., in a red-carpet ceremony hosted by celebrity chef Cat Cora.”
We congratulate fellow Charleston specialty food makers Callie Morrey and Callie White and their Callie’s Biscuits for being named a Silver Finalist in the 2011 sofi round one!
We’ll be cheering them on and crossing our fingers for their win in the Baked Good, Baking Ingredient or Cereal category!