El Monterey Snacks Receive 2015 ChefsBest “Best Taste” and “Excellence” Awards


el-montereyIndependent professional chefs gave the category-exclusive awards after testing products from the El Monterey snack line head-to-head against market competitors.

Products receiving the 2015 ChefsBest ‘Best Taste or ‘Excellence awards include:

El Monterey Chicken and Cheese Flour Taquitos El Monterey Beef and Cheese Flour Taquitos El Monterey Beef Corn Taquitos El Monterey Chicken Corn Taquitos El Monterey Nacho Cheese and Beef Extra Crunchy Mini Chimis

‘As the #1 selling frozen Mexican food brand in the United States, our on-going promise is to provide convenience, quality, value, and variety, said Rachel P. Cullen, President and CEO, Ruiz Food Products, Inc. ‘So to receive this type of recognition confirms our commitment and its importance to our consumer.

The ChefsBest Excellence Award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs. The ChefsBest Center for Taste is made up of sensory certified chefs, flavorists and sensory scientists whose expertise is widely recognized throughout the industry. The chef panel’s sensory expertise is harnessed through a disciplined analytical process known as Sensory Attribute Quality Analysis (SAQA).

Ocean Spray, Country Crock Side Dishes, Perdue, Craisins, Eggo, Planters Mixed Nuts and C & H Pure Cane Sugar are just a few of the many other products to receive this prestigious recognition.

About Ruiz Food Products, Inc.

Ruiz Foods is a privately owned corporation with corporate offices in Dinuba, California. Third generation Kim Ruiz Beck, the elder daughter, is Chairman. Her father, Fred Ruiz, is Co’Founder and Chairman Emeritus. Rachel Cullen is President and CEO.

Ruiz Foods is dedicated to premium quality, authentically prepared frozen foods selling to all channels of distribution: retail, convenience store, clubs, vending, industrial and foodservice. The El Monterey brand is the market leader within the frozen Mexican food category and the No 1. brand of frozen Mexican food in the U.S. The Tornados brand is one of the top selling roller grill products sold in convenience stores. Ruiz Foods employs over 2,600 Team Members with four manufacturing facilities located in the United States.


posted by Andrea Gonzalez 6/20/15

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