Chicago (May 15, 2020) – The National Restaurant Association Show today announced the recipients of the 2020 Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, recognizing food and beverage products that are breaking new ground in taste, creativity, packaging, and profit potential. These industry-altering products will shape the future of food and beverage with flavorful and marketable items designed to delight diners and drive sales for years to come.
“Each year, we are eager to see the new flavors, product creativity, and innovation highlighted by the FABI Awards and this year’s recipients, once again, live up to expectations,” said Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions. “From alternative proteins and gluten-free options to cold brew drinks to unconventional desserts, the 29 FABI awardees represent the industry’s year-to-year evolution that will ultimately benefit restaurant operators and consumers in the years ahead.”
For the full list of 2020 FABI Award recipients, click here.
Sweet Street Desserts
Zoe’s Crush Manifesto Cookie
Zoe’s Crush Manifesto Cookie is sweet with a subtle hint of savory. The crush of toffee, almonds, toasted sesame, candied ginger, single-origin Peruvian chocolate and delicate hint of miso make it umami. Certified gluten free.
The FABI Award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges from across the foodservice industry and represent some of the most well-known brands and organizations. The 2020 FABI judges are:
• Pat Cobe, Senior Editor, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director
• Timothy J. Dietzler, Retired Director, College & University Food Services, Villanova University
• Marion Gibson, Culinary Development Director, Aramark
• Aimee Harvey, Managing Editor, Technomic
• Farley Kaiser, Corporate Executive Chef/Culinary Innovation Manager Fresh Foods, Wawa, Inc.
• John Li, Vice President Culinary Innovation, The Wendy’s Company
• Robin Rosenberg, Vice President, Chef de Cuisine, Levy Restaurants
• Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer, Vice President of Culinary and Menu Strategy, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
• Bret Thorn, Senior Food & Beverage Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News
As the global restaurant and hospitality industry’s premier trade show, the National Restaurant Association Show brings together more restaurant and hospitality buyers and equipment
manufacturers than any other industry event. For more information about the FABI program and this year’s award recipients, visit NationalRestaurantShow.com/FABI.
The National Restaurant Association Show, Hotel-Motel Show is owned and operated by Winsight LLC in equity partnership with the National Restaurant Association. About the National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 15.3 million employees. It represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and in partnership with 52 state associations, advocates on the industry’s behalf in states and locations across the nation. The Association manages the leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); a unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart); and sponsor the industry’s largest annual trade show, the National Restaurant Association Show. For more information, visit the Show on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Winsight LLC
Winsight LLC is a business-to-business information, event and market intelligence company serving the restaurant and noncommercial foodservice, convenience and petroleum retailing and grocery industries. Winsight provides research and analytics, branding solutions, face-to-face opportunities, lead generation initiatives, and content marketing services through products including subscription data products, reports, research tools, research programs, fully custom studies, conferences, custom marketing services, meetings, print, digital trade media and tradeshows, including the National Restaurant Association Show. Winsight LLC is a portfolio company of Pamlico Capital.