BC Food and Beverage (formerly BCFPA) announced the 2019 BC Food and Beverage Award Winners, presented at the Gala Dinner, on Sept. 17, 2019, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.
The award winners are as follows:
2019 BC Food & Beverage Products Of The Year:
Gold: Lita’s Mexican Foods – Tinga Taco Meal Kit – Jackie Thomas & Angelio Santos
Silver: Moonshine Mama’s Kitchens Ltd. – Tumeric Elixir – Melinda Divers
Bronze: FATSO Peanut Butter – Crunchy Salted Caramel – Jill Van Gyn
Most Innovative Product of the Year: 52° North – Natural Birch Sap – Sarah Wall
The 2019 Product of the Year winners were selected by a panel of expert judges including Mijune Pak, Top Chef Canada, Ken Clark, Overwaitea Food Group, Danny Marcowicz, Executive Chef, White Spot Canada, Daryle Nagata, Premium Brands Holdings, Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail and Ryan Moreno, Joseph Richard Group.
The other awards presented at the Gala are as follows:
Sustainability Award: Farafena
Export Award: Organika Health Products
Innovation Award: SmartSweets
Leadership Award: Craig Ogilvie, ConAgra Foods Canada
Rising Star: Dionne Laslo-Baker, DeeBee’s Organics
People First: Ewos Canada Ltd.
Hall of Fame: 7 Seas Seafood
Member of the Year, Processor: Quesava
Member of the Year, Associate: FASKEN