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Events & Showcases at the Show

The Fancy Food Show creates opportunities for buyers to discover innovative products in targeted showcases. Get the most out of your show with all of this year's special events and don’t miss your chance to attend the Keynote and sofi Awards ceremony.

Special Events

Keynote and sofi™ Awards Ceremony Featuring Chef Dominique Ansel

This year’s Finalists will be in the spotlight at the gala red-carpet awards ceremony at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City as they await the big news to be announced by internationally acclaimed pastry Chef Dominique Ansel widely known for his innovative products, including the Cronut®.

> Learn more about the ceremony here.

sofi™ Awards: Taste & Judge

Foodservice and retailers are invited to judge the 2014 sofi Finalists to select the sofi Winners. A showcase display of 2014's finalists will also be featured onsite at the show.

Location: Javits Center, Room 1E12
Sun., June 29: 9am-12pm/ 2-5pm*
Mon., June 30: 9am-11:00am*

*Voting open while samples last. Open to retail & foodservice buyers only. Show badge required.

> Learn more about the sofi judging process

NEW! Specialty Food Association News & Solution Center

Attend daily events including targeted mentoring sessions for expert advice on running your business and live interviews with thought leaders on industry trends, news, and new products.

Plus: Take an advance tour of the new specialtyfood.com—and get a chance to win an iPad Mini.

Location: Near Level 3 Exhibit Hall Entrance in the Crystal Palace

Time: June 29 – July 1, during Show hours

> Learn more here

Targeted Showcases

2014 sofi™ Awards Showcase Display

sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty foods and beverages. A special showcase of the products highlights 125+ sofi Finalists in 32 categories. Go to the sofi™awards page for more information.

What's New, What's Hot! Showcases

This targeted feature showcases hundreds of the hottest products following the latest trends including new products, gift ideas and natural and organic foods.

Attendees: View the online gallery
Exhibitors: Learn how to participate

Location: Javits North 

New Brands on the Shelf

Meet the industry's newest producers (Specialty Food Association's Member Candidates) who are showcasing dozens of niche and artisan specialties.

Location: Level 1 Show Floor (Behind the 3400 Aisle)