STOWE, Vt., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermont Harvest's Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce has been named a Finalist for Cooking Sauce or Flavor Enhancer in the 2013 sofi™ Awards from the Specialty Food Association.
A sofi Award, which stands for "Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation", is the top honor in the $86 billion industry of specialty foods.
The Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce was one of 110 Finalists, selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals, from 1,885 entries across 30 Awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa and Dip to Outstanding Vinegar. Noted Chef Marcus Samuelsson will announce the Gold winners at a red-carpet ceremony on July 1, 2013 during the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
"We were thrilled to learn that our Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce made it to the finals," says Whip Burks, owner of Vermont Harvest. "Our customers always tell us that it's the best Peanut Sauce in a bottle, and we are delighted that the judges liked it too. Plus, now that it's Gluten free it's even better."
Burks is a classically trained chef from the New England Culinary Institute who decided to purchase the 30-year-old company in 2007. His Tiger Satay and other products are sold at Specialty shops around the country and online at www.vtharvest.com.
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952. Members consist of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs, with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad.
"Specialty food makers bring craft, care and joy to the foods they create. To be honored with a sofi Award nomination means the product truly stands out above the rest," says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.
About Vermont Harvest:
Since 1983, Vermont Harvest has produced the finest gourmet condiments with excellently crafted recipes. Our homemade jams, conserves and chutneys offer distinct flavors that you will not find in any average condiment. We include only the finest ingredients in our recipes, producing our products in small batches without additives or preservatives, in order to ensure the best, untainted flavor imaginable. Follow on facebook.com/whipshipsdips or visit www.vtharvest.com for recipe ideas or to purchase product.
For more information on the Specialty Food Association and 2013 sofi Awards, go to specialtyfood.com/sofi.
SOURCE Vermont Harvest