Championing our members is the Specialty Food Association’s most important function - and this includes celebrating members’ standout achievements. To that end, the Specialty Food Association has created a Hall of Fame to honor individuals whose impact, contributions, innovations, and successes within the specialty food industry deserve praise and recognition. 

We are excited to celebrate the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees live at the 2024 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City this June!

Nominations for the 2024 Awards closed as of March 11, 2024.

Nominees must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the specialty food industry and one of the following:

  1. Currently maintain an ownership stake in, or be an employee of, an SFA member company in good standing.
  2. Previously had an ownership stake or was an employee of a company that was an SFA member in good standing for a minimum of 10 years.
  3. Be a current or retired SFA staff member who served the industry in their position as a full-time employee for a minimum of 25 years.

Self-nominations and nominations from public relations or marketing firms will not be accepted. SFA Board Members may not be nominated during their active terms.

A panel of independent judges - part of the SFA Recognition Council - will convene to review entries and select honorees. This panel has the right to change/reassign award types if deemed appropriate. 

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