NewProduct Awards

The San Joaquin Valley has often been referred to as the bread basket of the world; growing, manufacturing and distributing enough food to feed over one-third of the nation every single day. The Fresno Food Expo New Product Awards acknowledge the San Joaquin Valley's food "trendsetters," with two distinctive awards: The People's Choice Awards and the Buyer's Choice Awards.

"People's Choice Award"*

All entries received for the Fresno Food Expo New Product Awards will be entered into the "People's Choice Award," and will be voted on by the public through the Fresno Food Expo Facebook page and website. In addition, applicants are encouraged to promote their new product through their own marketing avenues to encourage voter participation.

"Buyer's Choice Award"**

The "Buyers Choice Award" will be reviewed and judged by a panel of food industry professionals at the New Product Award VIP Event, then at the Fresno Food Expo by a panel of celebrity judges in the following categories: Innovation and Creativity (20), Presentation & Packaging (30) and Marketability (50).

Fresno Food Expo Awards Criteria

All applications must be submitted by locally owned and headquartered food companies who are confirmed exhibitors in the 2015 Fresno Food Expo. "New Products" are defined as: a new food or beverage product, new packaging for a food or beverage product, a new use for a food or beverage product, a new food or beverage value-added product, or a combination thereof.


★ 2015 FRESNO FOOD EXPO NEW PRODUCT AWARD APPLICATION COMING SOON! ★

★ CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 FRESNO FOOD EXPO NEW PRODUCT AWARDS ★

BUYER’S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

CASA DE TAMALES

“Pepperoni Tamale and Chipotle-Chicken & Bacon Tamale”

CASA de TAMALES specializes in premium tamales with a nod to its Native American roots, back when masa was made without lard or shortening. By allowing the spirit of the corn to stand on its own, the flavors of our tamale fillings really come through, giving a whole new healthy experience to what was originally a clean portable food.

L.T. SUE COMPANY

“San Joaquin Valley Teas”

San Joaquin Valley Teas are a colorful collection of premium teas featuring fruit and nuts from California’s San Joaquin Valley.

2013 WINNERS

BELLA VIVA ORCHARDS – Bella Viva Pure & Natural Dried Fruit Slices

VALLEY SPIRITS – Cake Batter Vodka

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

BALOIAN FARMS

“Squash Sauté e Kits”

Zucchini, squash and yellow squash in a high graphic overwrap tray with a seasoning sachet with parmesan and herbs seasoning for sauté side dish.

2013 WINNER

ROSA BROTHER’S MILK COMPANY – Glass Bottled Milk

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 CELEBRITY JUDGES

Harv Singh – Whole Foods Local Sourcing Guru

Harv Singh travels all over the West Coast in search of exceptional local farmers and food makers so he can bring their goods to the shelves of Whole Foods Market. Harv is more than just a talent scout for great flavor. He mentors small businesses and helps them grow through our Local Producer Loan Program.

Erna Kubin-Clanin – Proprietress of The Estate by the Elderberries

Chef, Restaurateur and Hotelier Erna Kubin-Clanin's started her career in the restaurant industry in 1969 in Westwood, Los Angeles, and moved to the Central Valley region, just south of Yosemite in 1977 where she began introducing visitors to prix fix, five-course dining cuisines at the Redwood Inn. In 1984 she opened Erna's Elderberry House and determined to complete the Estate with a hotel, she began construction in April 1990 on the adjacent ten-room Château du Sureau with builder Gary Browns. The Estate by the Elderberries, so named for the elderberry bushes that cover the grounds - was completed with the addition of the Château, which bears the French name for the elderberry, baie du sureau, and welcomed its first guests May 1991.

Amanda Sayers - Produce Commodity Buyer, Kroger

Amanda procures fresh vegetables from California and other parts of the Western area. In her 11 years with Kroger, Amanda has worked with local growers to source high quality fresh fruits and vegetables for Kroger stores.

1,042 voteVote!

Squash Sauté Kits

Baloian Farms

853 votesVote!

Ice Cream

Rosa Brothers Milk Company

722 votesVote!

San Joaquin Valley Tea

L.T. Sue Company

304 votesVote!

Setton Farms Dark Chocolate Pistachios

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

172 votesVote!

Setton Farms Flavored Pistachios

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

155 votesVote!

Organic Roasted Salted Pistachios 2lb

Nichols Farms

145 votesVote!

Peperoni Tamale & Chipotle-Chicken & Bacon Tamale

Casa de Tamales

122 votesVote!

Rush Hour Breakfast Stout

Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.

111 votesVote!

Sweet Whispering Heat BBQ Sauce

Smokehouse Woods

94 votesVote!

China Alley Finishing Salt

L.T. Sue Company

92 votesVote!

Nella Bella Fizz

Varni Brothers Corporation, Noah's Water

83 votesVote!

Sophia La Rosa Sweet Red Onions

Baloian Farms

66 votesVote!

Champagne Grapes

Simonian Fruit Company

61 votesVote!

Bella Viva Pure & Natural Dried Apple Slices

Bella Viva Orchards, Inc.

59 votesVote!

Sancha

Rileys Brewing

58 votesVote!

Flicks Chocolate Covered Pistachios

Flicks Candy Company

49 votesVote!

Dark Sweet Dried Cherries

Sunrise Fresh

46 votesVote!

Gluten Free Peach Gems

Wawona Frozen Foods

34 votesVote!

Woot Froot Fresh Cut Fruit

Fresh Fruit Cuts

31 votesVote!

Happy Tummy Cheesecake

Raw Fresno

27 votesVote!

Cabernet Sauvignon Liquid Wine Filled Chocolates

G. Debbas Chocolatier

27 votesVote!

2012 Cotton Candy

Farmer's Fury Winery

26 votesVote!

Maple Bacon Caramel Bites

G. Debbas Chocolatier

26 votesVote!

2011 Combine

Farmer's Fury Winery

22 votesVote!

Balsamic Vinegar

Rosenthal Olive Ranch

21 votesVote!

Cashew Queso

Raw Fresno

16 votesVote!

Gator Eggs

Shanley Farms

15 votesVote!

Organic Day Breakfast Cups

Wawona Frozen Foods

12 votesVote!

Cows Milk Feta

9th Street Cheese, Inc.

9 votesVote!

Mango Mambo Wine

San Joaquin Wine Company, Inc.

7 votesVote!

Corbin Sweet Potato Vodka

Sweet Potato Spirits

Corbin Sweet Potato Vodka is distilled from 100% estate grown sweet potatoes in Atwater by 4th generation sweet potato farmer and Master Distiller, David J....

7 votesVote!

Sweet Celebration

Castle Rock Vineyards

6 votesVote!

Renegades

LLM Renegade Snacks, LLC

6 votesVote!

Real McCoy's Wheat Berry Chips - Pico De Gallo

Warnock Food Products

5 votesVote!

Black Truffle Almonds

Sierra Nut House, Inc.

4 votesVote!

Tempeh Crunch

Tempeh Factory

4 votesVote!

Goldies

Kelly Brothers, Inc.

4 votesVote!

El Monterey Breakfast Burritos

Ruiz Foods

4 votesVote!

Red Diamond Tea

Producer's Dairy Foods, Inc.

3 votesVote!

Roasted and Salted Almonds

Nature's Joy

2 votesVote!

Mung Bean Crackers

Tempeh Factory

2 votesVote!

Nature's Partner Plum

Giumarra Companies

1 voteVote!

El Monterey Shell Shockers Taquitos

Ruiz Foods

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2014 FRESNO FOOD EXPO NEW PRODUCT AWARDS

Sponsors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS:

  • Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA, LLP
  • Busseto
  • California Centers for International Trade Development
  • Certified Meat Products
  • City of Fresno
  • Enzo Olive Oil
  • Fowler Packing
  • Johanson Transportation Service
  • KMJ NOW
  • Lyons Magnus
  • Mid Valley Disposal
  • Prima
  • Produce News
  • Saladino's
  • State Center Community College District
  • Tioga-Sequoia
  • United States Cold Storage
  • Valley PBS
  • Wawona
  • Wells Fargo