Harvesting excellence at 2018 industry awards

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 |


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.



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!