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Specialty Food Association Awards

Each year, the Specialty Food Association recognizes outstanding specialty food products in the coveted sofi Awards competition and industry leaders in both the Outstanding Retailer and Leadership Awards Competition. Discover more about each of these award programs by clicking learn more in the boxes below.


The sofi Gold and Silver Winners truly represent the best specialty food and beverages in each class. They are but a small percentage of total entries and chosen by members of the specialty food industry.

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Outstanding Retailer AwardsThe Outstanding Retailer Award competition honors leading specialty food retailers who are nominated and selected by a panel of Specialty Food Association members who review and select the Finalists and Winners.

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Leadership Awards - Specialty FoodRecognizing members who have gone “above and beyond” in advancing food standards in society--and society itself--by creating social, economic and environmental impact through innovation and vision.

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