"The Front Burner Competition gave new brands, like Hummustir, the opportunity to get real world business building experience," said Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Association. "We were all incredibly impressed and excited with Alon Kruvi's product and presentation and look forward to seeing them for years to come in the industry."
Kruvi and Hummustir were among three finalists who went through a rigorous application and presentation process. The panel of judges included such foodservice experts as Massimiliano Conti, Chef and Owner of La Ciccia; Todd Carell, VP of Sales and Procurement for Food Innovations; Kim Alter, Chef and Owner of Nightbird and Linden Room; and Clark Guittard, International Director and Brand Manager of Guittard Chocolates. Criteria included innovation, quality and readiness for the foodservice industry.
About the Specialty Food Association:
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,400 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at specialtyfood.com.
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