2014 Leadership Awards
The Awards honor influential and innovative entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the specialty food industry does business.
The Leadership Awards from the Specialty Food Association recognize Association members who are true leaders in the $86 billion specialty food industry, and beyond. Those recognized are advancing food standards in society by creating social, economic and environmental impact through innovation and vision. A panel of specialty food professionals and industry influencers will convene at the Specialty Food Association offices in New York to evaluate the entries and select the winners. Winners will be honored at a special ceremony at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The show takes place Jan. 19 – 21, 2014, at Moscone Center.
The awards honor leaders whose work is exceptional in these arenas:
- Practices and business models
- Advancing food standards
- Championing positive role of food in society
The Leadership Awards are open to Specialty Food Association members in good standing; annual dues must be paid or the entry will be disqualified. Nominations are welcome from individuals outside the Association; however the nominee must be an Association member.* All forms and information about nominees must arrive together.
For improving the lives of people and communities in areas such as the environment, sustainability, hunger relief and literacy.
For advancing best practices in the food industry to create economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for food industry personnel.
For pioneering new approaches, innovative products and business models that have set in motion positive change and progress.