"We are so honored to share the Outstanding Products Awards List with incredibly innovative and creative chefs and food producers, this is our third SOFI award and it is a thrilling confirmation of our products by such prestigious judges!"
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
Crepini™ & The Crepe Team™ Announces sofi™ Awards Finalists for Outstanding Specialty Foods of 2010 and Newly Developed Product Lines Debut 2010.
The results are in. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is pleased to announce the Silver Finalists for its 38th Annual sofi™ Awards for the outstanding specialty foods and beverages of 2010. A national panel of specialty food experts spent three days tasting and evaluating 1,570 products to select 125 Silver Finalists across 31 award categories.
The sofi Awards are considered the highest honor in the $63-billion U.S. specialty food industry. “To be a SOFI Finalist for the third time is simply the best recognition for our company and gives us inspiration to move towards developing new product lines. We are proud of our chefs who take our customers input and consistently deliver!” said Paula Rimer, Crepini Executive Officer and co-founder of Crepini & The Crepe Team companies.
Gold Winners will be selected at the NASFT’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, and will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony at the show hosted by executive chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill Restaurant, a leader in the artisanal food movement.
“The field was very competitive, with entries up 12 percent from 2009. The finalists represent the breadth and quality of our members’ distinctive products,” said Ann Daw, president of the NASFT. “It is clear that our industry is moving forward with innovation, inspiration and creativity.”
From the Makers of the first North American Crepe, 2010 and 2009 SOFI Finalist in three categories. A fuse of the French crepe with the Russian blini, Crepini™ nestle sweet and savory fillings in a delicate pancake shell.
Offering three lines of products for Retail, Bulk and Food service and to exclusive clients for Private Label. Retail merchandised in Frozen, Deli, Bakery and Prepared Foods. Food Service BULK for large strategic projects. Newly Developed School Product line meeting guidelines for meal patterns and appeal to students as delicious and healthy.
Crepini & The Crepe Team Executive CONTACTS:
Paula Rimer, CEO; 718-372-0505 ext 1005, paula(at)crepinicafe(dot)com
Eric Shkolnik, President; 718-372-0505 ext 1004, eric(at)crepinicafe(dot)com
Brands: Crepini™, The Crepe Team ™, A Bit of Bistro!™**
NASFT MEDIA CONTACTS:
Ron Tanner, VP, Communications & Education; 646-878-0115, rtanner(at)nasft(dot)org
Louise Kramer, Communications Director; 646-878-0130, lkramer(at)nasft(dot)org