Specialty Food Magazine

Summer 2018

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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THE 2018 SOFI JUDGES More than 50 food professionals including trained chefs, culinary instructors, recipe developers, food writers, and specialty food buyers who are experts in specific categories such as cheese, oil, or chocolate, tasted and scored entries. They include: • Phillip Arons, UNFI • Scott Barton, NYU • Kenneth Blachette, FreshDirect • Paulina Boonman, Homechef • Megha Chopra, New York City Economic Development Corp. • Simone Cormier, Whole Foods Market • Jon Deutsch, Drexel University • Laura Granston, Kings Food Markets • Beth Haley, DPI Specialty Foods • Linda Harris, UC Davis • Kenny Hockert, Green Grape • Nancy Hopkins, Better Homes & Gardens • Will Horowitz, Beyond the Shoreline • Alycia Johnson, Sur La Table • Cathy Jörin, The Culinary Institute of America • Maura Judkis, Washington Post • Kimia Kalbasi, Kimia's Kravings • Patrycja Kotowska, Eataly • Alison Kunetka, Williams-Sonoma • Eric Lauterbach-Colby, UNFI • Maria Loi, International Association of Culinary Professionals • Alek Marfisi, International Culinary Center • Alex Marx, KeHE Distributors • Sarah Masoni, OSU Food Innovation Center • Max McCalman, Maitre Fromager • Marisa McClellan, Food in Jars • Mike McMahon, Bristol Farms • Jackie Miller, Chobani Incubator • Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle • Sara Moulton, Author/Chef • Meredith Ochs, Sirius XM Radio, NPR • Gizella Otterson, Foster Sundry • Charles Passy, The Wall Street Journal • Channaly Philipp, Epoch Times • Simona Picco, Eataly • Tu David Phu, AN – A Vietnamese Dining Experience • Mitch Rubin, Chobani Incubator • Daniel Rothman, Foragers Market • Stan Sagner, Former Restaurant Critic, Food Media Strategist • Sebastian Sardo, Eataly • Robert Seixas, Lobster Ink • Simran Sethi, The Slow Melt • Kantha Shelke, Corvus Blue • Tori Sickles, Sickles Market • Linda Sikorski, Market Hall Foods • Jerry James Stone, Food Writer, Recipe Developer, Cookbook Author • Nicole Taylor, NAT Media • Alison Tozzi Liu, James Beard Foundation • Tina Ujlaki, Food Industry Freelancer • Jenn De La Vega, Randwiches • Claudia Vera, KeHE Distributors • Monica Watrous, Food Business News • Joanne Weir, Author and Chef • Ward William, Boston University • Thomas Yager, TASTE • Larissa Zimberoff, Food Writer New Product Bronze Silver Gold Judges took part in a blind tasting of products that were prepared according to each producer's instructions. SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com I S3

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