Seafood Excellence Awards Announcement & Reception
Sunday, March 15, 2020
3:00pm, Demonstration Theater
Congratulations to the 2019 winners!
Best New Foodservice Product: Lobster Macaroni & Cheese Bites – East Coast Seafood
Best New Retail Product: Saint Pure Salmon – St. James Smokehouse
The Seafood Excellence Awards recognizes and celebrates the best new seafood products in the North American seafood market. Contestants compete in two prestigious award categories:
Three seafood-industry experts judge the new products based on several criteria, including the following: uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.
What Previous Winners Are Saying
“The recognition … was a great motivation for our research-and-development chef’s team. In the aftermath of winning the award, there has been a substantial increase in sales across the globe.” —Vikas Seth, Dish Hospitality, corporate executive chef
“We’re really, really pleased. Winning the new products competition was invaluable for a small company such as MacKnight.” — Stephen Nicholson, VP, MacKnight
“We had just started to look to launch the product here in the United States. I couldn’t think of a better way to hit the ground running.” — Raphael Santaella, assistant VP-sales and marketing, CFE International.
“We’ve had amazing reactions from retailers.” — Douglas Park, Cedar Bay Grilling Co.