Harvesting excellence at 2018 industry awards
In October, over 150 guests representing food & beverage manufacturing, packaging, equipment, finance services and retail partners gathered to honour industry excellence. Every year, Food & Beverage Manitoba celebrates excellence in the industry by awarding individuals and companies who have contributed to the success of Manitoba’s food industry. Thanks to PAL Group for graciously donating the trophies for the following 2018 winners.
LOCAL FAVOURITES – Nominated by consumers via social media, these three awards recognize Manitoba food and beverage products, retailers and restaurants which proudly support Manitoba Made.
RETAIL – Sobeys / Safeway
RESTAURANT – Salisbury House
FOOD – La Cocina Tortilla Chips
RISING STAR – celebrates an entrepreneur who have demonstrated innovation, commitment and leadership as they grow their business.
Alex Goertzen – Little Bones Wings
BEST NEW PRODUCT – recognizes innovative and interesting products released to the market in 2018
Happy Dance Hummus
COMPANY of the YEAR – Awarded by Food & Beverage Manitoba’s Board of Directors for significant achievements in one or more areas including product diversification, sales and market growth, sustainable business practices, human resources management and community involvement
HyLife Foods LP &
De Luca’s Specialty Foods
PRESIDENT’S AWARD – Chosen by Food & Beverage Manitoba’s Board of Directors, the President’s Award honours an exceptional individual whose efforts have contributed to the Manitoba food and beverage industry’s growth, reputation in the community and relationships with organizations outside of the industry
Andy Van Patter, Smith’s Quality Meats
OUTSTANDING SERVICE – In honour of his dedication to the food & beverage industry and the association for 25 years.
David Shambrock, Food & Beverage Manitoba
Food & Beverage Manitoba would like to congratulate all of our members for their success in the past year and look forward to working with them toward even greater
achievement in the future.
CHARITY PIE AUCTION
For a second year in a row, Food & Beverage Manitoba held a ‘charity pie auction’ in support of the Canadian Cancer Society as part of the at the Harvesting Excellence Awards festivities. Members donated a variety of pie and pie-related items for a raffle and auction. Thanks to our generous members we raised $2,715 for the Canadian Cancer Society… enough to fund 150 rides to and from treatment for cancer patients!