Stöger Seed Oils have been named as finalists in two sofi™ Awards categories this year. The Cherry Seed Oil is a finalist for the Outstanding Oil category, and the entire line was nominated for the Outstanding Product Line award in the sofi Awards from the Specialty Food Association.
A sofi Award is the top honor in the $86 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.
The Stöger Seed Oils were one of 125 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,573 entries across 32 Awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa and Dip to Outstanding Vinegar. Gold Winners will be announced by noted Chef Marcus Samuelsson at a red-carpet ceremony July 1, 2013, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
“We feel incredibly honored to be in the running for these awards,” says Marietta DeAngelo, owner, alongside her husband, Alan DeAngelo. “The Stöger oils are truly unique because they are pressed from whole seeds, not carrier oils infused with flavors as most finishing oils are.”
The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to www.specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the 2013 sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.
“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.