Fancy Food News Bytes
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Wednesday, January 14, 2014
Specialty Food Association Honors Hall of Fame Inductees
The Specialty Food Association has established a Hall of Fame to honor individuals who have played significant roles in creating and shaping the $88.3 billion specialty food industry. The inductees were celebrated on Jan. 11, 2015, at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco as part of a special event that also includes the Association's Leadership Awards and a keynote address by Seth Goldman, co-founder and CEO of Honest Tea.
The inaugural inductees include 114 individuals who helped establish the specialty food industry in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as pioneers in specialty food retailing, tastemakers, and culinary innovators who are continuing to change tastes today. Inductees included Chuck Williams, Williams-Sonoma; David Bigelow and Eunice Bigelow, Bigelow Tea; Julee Rosso, Silver Palate and Jerry Kehe and Joe Shannon, KeHE Foods. The inaugural class was selected by Association members and members of the Hall of Fame Committee. Check out the full list of attendees here.