2018 BC FOOD AND BEVERAGE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
For Immediate Release: April 11, 2018 - The BC Food Processors Association is very pleased to announce the Finalists for our 2018 BC Food and Beverage Awards. The winners for each award will be announced at our annual Awards Gala & Dinner, which will be held at the beautiful Westin Bayshore on June 21, 2018.
“Congratulations to all of our nominees,” says James Donaldson, BCFPA Executive Director and CEO. “The Awards recognize accomplishments of the food, beverage and natural health products industries, which is the largest manufacturing sector in BC, in both employment and economic inputs; $10.3 billion annually, surpassing forestry,” Donaldson adds.
“The FoodProWest Gala Awards Dinner is BC’s Food and Beverage Oscars,” says Donaldson, “It celebrates the achievements of food and beverage companies, big and small, and their staff who work hard to strengthen the industry as whole.”
Finalists were selected in eight award categories by an independent judging panel. This year’s finalists are;
Award Finalists 2018
Icicle Technologies Inc.
Blue Heron Creamery
Vitalus Nutrition Inc.
Mike Nunn, VP Operations Ideon Packaging
Yvonne Anderson, President, Santevia Water Systems
Phil Vanderpol, President and CEO , Vitalus Nutrition Inc.
Member of the Year Award
Fresh Direct Produce
Rising Star Award
Garett Senez, VP Marketing, Pac Rim Distributors
Roch Fortin, Owner Maple Roch
Jasmine Byrne, Vice President Big Mountain Foods
Earnest Ice Cream
Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea
Workplace Safety Award
Nestle Canada Inc.
Ethical Bean Coffee
Organika Health Products Inc
Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
Our hallmark award is the Product of the Year. This year we had 26 nominees representing an amazing assortment of unique BC products pitch to our panel of judges in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style format. The Finalists for Product of the Year (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be announced at our annual BCFPA Awards Gala & Dinner on June 21st.
Product of the Year Nominees:
Amai Vegan Treats
Blue Heron Creamery
Ernest Ice Cream
Fatso Hybrid Peanut Butter
Holy Napoli Pizza Inc.
Liquids+Solids Culinary Innovations Inc
Protein by Bent
She Devil Delights
The Granola Girl
The Very Good Butchers
Top Tier Foods
Wild Coast Fruit Company
Also during the Gala, we will be excited to announce this year’s inductee into our Hall of Fame, having made exemplary contributions to BC’s food industry over more than 25 years.
If you have not yet registered to attend the Awards Gala and Dinner, it’s an event not to be missed! Tickets are selling quickly and space is limited, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a great night, where the industry comes together to celebrate and connect. You can order your Gala Tickets right here; https://www.bcfpa.ca/foodprowest/register/now
“Congratulations to all nominees. The #FoodProWest Gala Awards Dinner is BC’s Food & Beverage Oscars, celebrating the achievements of companies and their staff who work hard to strengthen the industry.” James Donaldson, CEO of BCFPA. https://buff.ly/2IJ5PfZ
For more information, https://www.bcfpa.ca/foodprowest
Contact: James Donaldson, BCFPA 604 371-4245