Food & Beverage Innovations Awards

Judged by an independent panel of operators, the FABI Awards Program rewards bold imagination in food and beverage products with great potential to help operators capitalize on consumer trends and drive operator success.

And the 2014 results are in.

Healthy living, trendy ingredients, special diets, artisan offerings and more, this year’s innovations are rich with potential to help operators expand menus, meet demand, retain guests and attract new ones.

2014 FABI AWARD RECIPIENTS
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Atalanta Corporation
Skura Nera: Pizza Flour 
 
A modern development of an ancient technique, this distinctive flour blend provides smoky flavor profiles to artisanal style products and can be used to create unique pizza, pasta or bread. 
 
Atalanta Corporation
Sweety Drop Peppers

Discovered growing in the Amazon Rainforest, this new, versatile and unique pepper has a colorful appearance, sweet flavor and can be used to add a signature twist to salads, pizzas, pastas and more.
 
Bonfire Wines™
Bonfire Wine Pouch™ 
 
This new evolution of wine packaging is a versatile pouch that is easy to use, keeps wine fresh for four weeks and dramatically reduces packaging volume and waste.
 
Chiquita Brands North America
Gourmet Cafe Creative Classics from Fresh Express

Incorporating creative and unique ingredients into classic salad recipes, this new line of salads delivers a great-tasting, healthy and convenient menu option for operators with 15 days of shelf life.
 
Deya's Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Flour
 
This gluten free flour blend uses dried egg whites as a key ingredient and is designed as a 1-for-1 replacement without the characteristic differences in texture or after-taste allowing operators to easily make gluten-free versions of flour-based recipes.
Diamond Crystal Brands
Flavor Fresh™ & House Blend® Liquid Portions Line 

A new line of flavorful dressings, sauces and condiments that are low-sodium and transfat-free with no added high fructose corn syrup or gluten containing ingredients; developed to appeal to K-12 students while helping schools provide healthier menus.
 
Gardein
Gardein Vegan Fishless Filets
 
Made with non-GMO soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies, these filets deliver the taste, texture and omega 3s of fish with no cholesterol or trans-fat—providing operators a healthy menu option that is a good source of fiber, 100% vegan and kosher-certified.
 
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. 
Keurig® BOLT™ Pack 
 
This self-contained pack features pre-measured, ground coffee and a built-in filter—delivering 64 ounces of fresh, consistent coffee in about 2 minutes for increased efficiency and less mess.

Hormel Health Labs - Diamond Crystal Brands 
Thick & Easy® HP Shaped Puree's 

Designed for people with swallowing difficulties, these pureed meat and vegetable products provide high-protein, low-sodium nutrition without sacrificing taste or visual appearance.

Kiki's Gluten Free Foods, LLC
Gluten Free Deep Dish Pizza

Frozen and packaged to prevent cross contamination, this is the first commercially available gluten-free deep dish pizza, allowing operators to offer a quality Chicago-style pizza that accommodates guests with gluten-free diets.
 
Schmaltz Products, LLC 
Schmacon™ - Smoked & Cured Glazed Beef Slices

Beef’s full-flavored new answer to bacon, this patent-pending product allows operators to deliver a high-quality alternative to pork bacon with significantly less fat, sodium and calories than pork bacon.