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sofi™ Awards

Since 1972, the sofi Awards have helped the Specialty Food Association advance culinary excellence and creativity worldwide by recognizing the outstanding work of its members. The 2017 sofi Awards are poised to be bigger and better than ever. Save the date: Entries open February 1, 2017.

Leadership Awards

The Leadership Awards honor influential and innovative entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the specialty food industry does business.


Retailer Awards

The Retailer Awards competition honors outstanding leading specialty food retailers who are nominated and selected by a panel of Specialty Food Association members, consisting of manufacturers, distributors, importers, and retailers who review and select the finalists and winners.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Today’s thriving specialty food industry was built by the brilliance and hard work of many past and present Association members. The inaugural Lifetime Achievement Awards honor the pioneers of specialty foods in the U.S.

Hall of Fame

Specialty Food Association has created a Hall of Fame for the specialty food industry. The Hall’s Mission is to “honor individuals whose accomplishments, impact, contributions, innovations, and successes within the specialty food industry deserve praise and recognition.”