Product Winners Announced at Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

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WesternExpoLogoThe Winners of the People’s Choice Awards for the Innovative New Product Gallery was announced at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, being held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Thousands of attendees voted for their favorite products. The first place winner was Pure Napkin for their biodegradable disposable napkin. The 2nd place winner was Fresh Origins for their fresh flower and herbs flavored crystals; and the 3rd place winner was Not Ketchup for their fruit ketchup dipping sauces. The award for Top Trend in the Food Trends Experience (FTE)was also announced. Thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals had the opportunity to see, taste, discover and learn about the new culinary innovations from 50 companies and then voted for their favorite. The winner was Frozen Bean Frappe Blends for their Specialty Desserts and Beverages. Participating companies, included:

Accusure

Amber System Technologies

American Cook Systems

AquaSharp

Arnel’s Originals (FTE)

C. Kay Cummings Candies (FTE)

Canplas LLC

Chef Fun Foods

ChickenStixx (FTE)

Clean Safety Inc.

David Instruments

Don Raul Coffee Company (FTE)

DoPublicity

Dr. Lucy’s

Edison Fire Protection Inc.

ePure Glass

Fresh Origins

Frozen Bean (FTE)
Fruit Fly Bar Pro

Good Earth Bags

Harvest Brands

Lee’s Sandwiches International

Lingham’s Sauce (FTE)

Lucky Foods (FTE)

Maplegrove Gluten Free Foods (FTE)

Melissa’s

Minsa Corporation

Mustache Mike’s (FTE)

Not Ketchup (FTE)

Nuovoterra Products

Otarian

Pure Epicurean

Pure Napkin California

Raaw Juice

Seeyoo International

Shop Keep

Steelite International

The Catering Box

The iidea Company

The Lease Coach

Thermo Dynamic Engineering

Torani

UFC Refresh/DeVista USA Inc. (FTE)

Urimat

Visstun Cups

Vito Oil Filtration

Zojirushi American Corp.

The new products showcase was sponsored by Kraft Foods where they introduced three new flavors including Grey Poupon Rouge, a Dijon mustard made with a roust blend of Cabernet Sauvignon; Philadelphia Delights, a unique blend of rich chocolate, fresh milk and real cream; and Simple Signatures Macaroni & Cheese, twisted elbow macaroni coated in a rich and creamy sauce made from real white cheddar cheese. Attendees were given the opportunity to enter for a chance to win free products and gift cards to J.B. Prince.

During the Expo the attendees were awarded a $250, $500 or even $1,000 product voucher to cash in for new products or menu staples from distributor partner US Foods. This program, offered $10,000 in redeemable vouchers to the following people: Renee Ehmcke, with Gambling Cowboy; Tina Piser with AJ Barile’s Chicago Pizza; Mariel Guzman; Victor Romero with The Westin Mission Hills Villa; Cary Chan with Something Healthy; Devin Curry with Harvest Moon; Mozella Lesley with Heavenly Cake Creations; Gary Lewis with The Pour House; Steven Calderon with La Perlita Mexican Restaurant; and Janice Davies with Pollos Maria.

Posted by Rachel Allan

08/20/14