US: Inspired food innovation in SOFI Awards

The SOFIs honour the most outstanding specialty foods from the thousands of exhibitors, local and international, at America’s popular Winter and Summer Fancy Food shows, held in San Francisco (January 2014) and New York (June 2014) respectively. The awards for 2014 were recently announced – and the long and varied line-up of finalists should offer all involved in NPD some inspiration!

The SOFI Awards represent culinary creativity across America and around the globe. The finalists are selected at the Specialty Food Association offices in New York City by a national panel of specialty food retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists.

“SOFI” stands for “specialty outstanding food innovation” and represents the best of the best.

SOFIsThis year’s finalists were selected from a record number 2,734 entries across all 32 awards categories.

To view the products that made the cut as winners and finalists, the logo!

Caption: Winner of the Pasta, Rice or Grain category: Beet, Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Ravioli by La Pasta.