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The Glow of the Gold – How will you use the Gold Medal?

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How to be Endorsed

2013-2014 Taste Championships

How to gain the endorsement of America’s premiere
food, beverage and culinary judging organization

1. Submit products requested to satisfy the judging date.

2. Receive official “Results Call” the day after the judging.

3. Receive (if qualified) an “Award of Excellence Certificate” and a national press release (no fee for either) the follwing week.

4. If your product was judged “Superior,” decide within one week if you will accept
the Exclusive Gold Medal Endorsement.

5. Pay a licensing fee to carry the American Masters of Taste Gold Medal Seal and allow Chefs In America to promote your award (as little as $10,000 per year).

6. ENJOY THE GLOW OF THE GOLD FOR UP TO 24 MONTHS!

The American Masters of Taste Gold Medal…

A powerful tool in waging a battle against your competitors  - proven for over 30 years.

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Wine, Spirits and Beverage Gold Medalists 1986-2014

Allied Domecq/ Canadian Club Whisky (now Fortune Brands)
www.beamglobal.com

Banfi Vinters*
Wines.
www.banfi.com

Barleans-
Gold Medalist for greens superfoods drink mixes and omega-3 nutrition oils.
www.barleans.com

Barton/ St. Pauli Girl Lager/Dark/ NA (now Crown Imports)*
www.stpauligirl.com

Barton/ Peroni Lager (now Constellation Brands)*
www.cbrands.com

Beck’s Light Beer (AB InBev)
Gold Medalist for imported light beer.
www.becks.com

Millenium Imports/ Belvedere Vodka
www.belvederevodka.com

Big Train Beverages
Gold Medalist for chai tea latte mixes, smoothie drink mixes, gourmet protein drink mixes.
www.bigtrain.com

Labatt USA/ Bohemia Beer (now AB InBev Brands)

Boon Rawd Brewery/ Leo Beer
Gold Medalist for Thai beer, everyday.
www.baoonrawd.co.th

Boon Rawd Brewery/ Singha Beer
Gold Medalist for Thai beer, premium.
www.baoonrawd.co.th

Wilson Daniels/ Cabo Wabo Tequila
www.cabowabo.com

Ceres Pure Fruit Juice Blends
Gold Medalist for pure fruit juice blends.
www.ceresjuices.com

Charles Jacquin/ Irish Manor
Gold Medalist
for Irish Cream Liqueur.

Charles Jacquin/ Chambord*
Premium, all-natural black raspberry liqueur.
www.chambordonline.com

Charles Jacquin/ Pravda Vodka
Gold Medalist for Premium vodka
www.pravdavodka.com

Charles Jacquin/ StrAvinsky Vodka
Gold Medalist for Polish Vodka.

Classic Wines*
Wines.
www.classicwinesofcalifornia.com

Constellation Brands*
Wine, beer and spirits.
www.cbrands.com

Confluence Winer Importers*
Wines.
www.cwimporters.com

Don Julio Tequila*
Tequillas.
www.donjulio.com

Douwe Egberts/ Sara Lee Coffee
Gold Medalist for liquid coffee & tea systems.
www.douweegberts.com

Frozen Bean
Gold Medalist for fruit beverage blends, crème beverage blends and iced coffee beverage blends
www.thefrozenbean.com

Go Fast! Sports Beverage Company
Gold Medalist for energy supplement beverages.
www.gofastsports.com

Hansen’s Natural Sodas
Gold Medalist for natural sodas.
www.hansens.com

H.C. Valentine/ Royal Cup Coffee
Gold Medalist for organic whole coffee beans, organic whole decaffeinated
coffee beans and organic espresso beans.
www.hcvalentine.com

International Beverage Holdings/ Chang Beer USA
Gold Medalist for Asian beer, non premium.
www.interbevgroup.com

Iovate
Gold Medalist for protein powder, whey based drink mixes; anabolic amino testosterone boosting powders; sports nutrition powder drink mixes for post-workout; sports nutrition powder drink mixes for pre-workout and plant-based protein powder.
www.muscletech.com

ISS Research
Gold Medalist for ready-to-drink nutritional shakes.
www.ohyeahnutrition.com

Langer Juice Company
Gold Medalist
for shelf stable apple juice, apple juice blends, cranberry juice, cranberry juice blends, pomegranate juice, pomegranate juice blends, ruby red grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, orange juice blends, white grape juice, concord grape juice and red grape juice.
www.langers.com

Major Peter’s Bloody Mary Mix*
www.majorpeters.com

Martini & Rossi/ Bacardi Imports*
Vermouth.
www.martini.com

Mehkong
Gold Medalist for Asian spirits, premium.
www.interbevgroup.com

Minute Maid
Gold Medalist for premium ruby red grapefruit juice blend.
www.minutemaid.com

Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee*
www.mother-parkers.com

Numi Teas*
Organic, premium, fair-trade teas.
www.numitea.com

Pilsner Urquell*
Pilsner beer.
www.pilsnerurquell.com

POM Wonderful*
Pomegranate juice.
www.pomwonderful.com

Royal Cup Coffee
Iced tea concentrates
www.royalcupcoffee.com

Schiefflin & Sommerset/ Talisker Isle
Blended Scotch whisky.
www.isleofskywhisky.com

UDV/ Smirnoff Twist (now Diageo)
Gold Medalist for Smirnoff Twist.
www.smirnoff.com

UDV/ Smirnoff Flavored Vodkas (now Diageo)
Gold Medalist for flavored vodka.
www.smirnoff.com

Stirling Gourmet Flavoring Syrups
Gold Medalist for gourmet flavoring syrups.
www.stirlingfoods.com

Stremick’s Heritage Foods
Gold Medalist for organic soy milk.
www.heritage-foods.com

Swiss Miss
Gold Medalist for hot chocolate.
www.swissmiss.com

Zola Acai
Gold Medalist for acai beverages.
www.zolaacai.com

*Denotes client was a sponsor and exhibited at a Chefs In America’s Corporate Chefs’ Buyer Taste Summit only. 

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Natural and Organic Gold Medalists 1986-2014

Alaska Wild Kenai Salmon: wild salmon

Aquafarms/Multiexport: cold smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon and salmon filets

Barlean’s Organic Oils: organic oils

Big Train: chai teas, smoothie drink mixes and gourmet protein drink mixes

Boston Coffee Cake: natural coffee cake

Cascade Glacier/Julie’s Organic Ice Cream

Cedarlane Natural Foods: all natural frozen entrees

Cedar’s Mediterranean: hummus and tzatziki

Cere’s Fruit Juice: 100% fruit juice

Chicken Of The Sea: canned tuna

ConAgra/Lamb Weston/Alexia: frozen sweet potato fries, frozen-roasted sweet potato fries, frozen sweet potato taters and frozen-mashed sweet potatoes

Cosmos Grace, Inc./Hon Hamachi: farm raised yellowtail

Dr. Harold Katz: all natural lozenges and breath freshening toothpaste

Dreyer’s: frozen fruit bars

Eggland’s Best Eggs, eggs: brown, whole, organic boiled and cage-free

Daisy Brand: sour cream

DeBoles/Hain Celestial: dried pasta

The Dannon Company: Greek yogurt & parfaits

East Wind: peanut butter

Eurofresh: tomatoes, vine rippened

Fantastic World Foods: rice mixes

Five Roses Tea: teas

Fossil Farms: ostrich meat

Freiberger USA: frozen pizza, frozen all-natural pizza and frozen baguette pizza

General Mills/Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

General Mills/Betty Crocker

Genie: The Rice Company: organic rice

General Mills/Wheaties and Raisin Bran

Hansen: natural sodas

The Hain Celestial Group/ Imagine Foods: organic soups and broths in cartons, natural soups in cartons and all natural low sodium soups in cartons

The Hain Celestial Group/Spectrum Organics: organic extra virgin Mediterranean olive oil, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic high heat refined safflower oil, organic rened canola oil, organic rened coconut oil and organic coconut shortening

The Hain Celestial Group/Spectrum Organics: Organic balsamic imported vinegar, organic golden balsamic imported vinegar, organic imported red wine vinegar and organic imported white wine vinegar

Hollandia Produce, LLC/Live Living Gourmet: live lettuces, live watercress, live upland cress and live arugula

Iovate Health Sciences: protein powder drink mixes, whey-based protein powder drink mixes, vegan-based protein powder drink mixes and protein bars

iPura: talapia, frozen

Island Oasis: blended fruit beverage

ISS Research/OhYeah!: Ready to drink nutritional shakes

Jurgielewicz Duck: all natural duck

John B. San Filippo/Fisher Nuts: nut meats and nut snack mixes

Kellog’s/Cracklin Oat Bran

Labrada Lean Body Nutrition: protein bars

Lakanto: all-natural sugar-free sweetener

Langer’s Juices Langers Juice: apple juice, cranberry juice, grape juice, apple juice blends

La Cense Beef, natural, domestic Angus beef

Lifestream: organic waffles

Litehouse: veggie dips

Mazzetta Seafood: P&D shrimp & lobster tails

Meyers Natural Angus: natural, domestic Angus beef

Minutemaid: ruby red grapefruit juice

Morningstar: veggie burgers

Nassoya: tofu

Natural Organics Inc.: energy supplements

Nature’s Path/ Lifestream: organic cereals

Nestles Waters: drinking water, bottled

Next Nutrition: nutritional supplements

NorSun Food Group: organic potatoes

Phillips Gourmet Mushrooms

Primera Foods: whole liquid eggs

Quaker/Mother’s Cereal & Instant Grits

Ready Pac Produce: salad mixes

Real Salt/Redmond Minerals: sea salt

Revolution Tea House: teas

Robert Rothschild Farms: preserves

ShariAnn’s: canned soup

Silver Palate: pasta sauce and crackers

Spice Island: spices

Stremicks Heritage Natural Foods: soy milk

Sun Orchard, 100% pure orange juice

Superior Farms: natural lamb

Supreme Protein: protein bars

Tone Brothers: dried spices

Traina Dried Fruit, Inc.: dried fruit

Treetop Apple Slices

Victoria Gourmet Seasonings: spices and organic spices

Vikon Farm: Heritage Chicken

Vitasoy: soy milk

White Wave/Silk: soy milk, almond milk and coconut milk

Wild Planet Seafood: canned seafood

Zola Acai Beverages: acai juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Culinary Gold Medalists 1986-2014

21st Century Products – mobile vending carts

Advanced Vapor Technologies – steam vapor systems

Anchor

Alto-Shaam

American Metalcraft

Bradley Technologies-smokers

Coleman-barbeque grills

Crocs

Earth Friendly Products

Globe Food Equipment

Gourmet Display

Hearthware Home Products

Ice Caterers

Jaccard

Java Jacket

John Boos-cutting boards

Kitchen Whippers

KP Education Systems

Le Creuset

Melitta-coffee filters

Microex Gloves

Mosshaim-mobile cooking units

National Presto-pressure cookers

Neiman Enterprises-chopping blocks

Nice-Pak-towelettes

Nesco-roaster ovens

Nespresso

Oster blenders

Panasonic-rice cookers

Pitco-Frilator

Pro-Team-vaccums

Progressive/Silverstone-hand tools

Red Wing shoes

Reynolds Foodservice

Rival-can openers

Rival-crockpots

Salton/ Breadman – breadmakers

Salton/ Juiceman II – juicers

Salton/ Melitta – coffee makers

Signologies

Spinfry/SpinFresh – centrifugal automatic fryer system

Sterno – chaffing fuel and culinary torches

T-Fal Toasters

Vertex China

Villeroy & Boch

Welbilt – grills & griddles

Welbilt – toaster ovens

White Towel – moist towels

Wusthof Trident – chef knives

WMF – chef knives

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Gold Medalists 1986-2014

21st Century Products

Advanced Vapor Tech.

Alaska Kenai Wild

Alessi Bakery

Allen’s Canning/Winnie Group

Alto-Shaam

American Metalcraft

American Roland

American Seafood Int’l.

Anco Fine Cheese

Angostura Bitters

Anheuser Busch

Antigo Cheese Co.

Aqua Farms/Multiexport

Arla Foods

Armanino Foods

Atalanta Foods

Aunt Jemima

Baltimore Spice

Banfi Vintners

Barilla America, Inc.

Barleans Organic Oils

Baxters Soups

Bayer Corp.

BC Abalone

BC USA

Bear Creek Kitchens

Beck’s Light Beer

Beech Nut

Belgioso Cheese

Belvedere Vodka

Berkeley Farms

Best Foods/Brownberry

Best Foods/Hellman’s

Best Kosher/Shofar

Betty Crocker

Big Train Beverages

Bindi Desserts

Boboli International

Bohemia/Labatt USA

Boost/Mead Johnson

Boston Coffee Cake

Brad Barry Gourmet

Bradley Technology

Branding Iron Foods

Breadman/Salton

Bridgford Breads

Brown & Haley

Bunge Foods N. America

Butter Buds

Cacique USA

Callison’s Fine Foods

Campbell’s Soup

Canadian Club

Cascade Glacier

Cattlemen’s Beef/Veal

Cavendish Farms

Cedarlane Natural Foods

Cedar’s Mediterranean

Ceres Juices

CF Chefs

Chang USA Beer

Charles Jacquin

Chef Paul Prudhomme’s

Chippery Gourmet

Chopin Vodka

Chudleigh’s Ltd.

Classic Wines

Classico/Borden Foods

Coastal Seafoods

Colorful Harvest

Columbus Salame

ConAgra/Dennison’s

ConAgra/Hunt’s

ConAgra/Lamb Weston

ConAgra/Louis Kemp

ConAgra/Marie Callender

ConAgra/Pam

ConAgra/Swiss Miss

Concept 2 Bakers

Cook Inlet Salmon

Cosmos Grace/HON Hamachi

Crocs Shoes

Cuisine Innovations

Daisy Brand

Dataworks

Davidson’s

DeBoles/Hain

Devault Foods

Diageo

Digiorno/Kraft Cheese

Discovery Products

Don Julio Tequila

Douwe Egberts

Dr. Harold Katz/Therabreath

Dreyer’s Fruit Bars

Ducktrap Smoked Fish

Earth Friendly Products

Eggland’s Best Eggs

Eurofresh Tomatoes

Fantastic Foods

Farmer John Meats

Fisher Boy

Fishery Products Int’l

Five Brothers

Five Roses Tea

Fontanini Meats

Fossil Farms Ostrich

French Gourmet

Freiberger USA

Fresh Point L.A.

Galaxy Desserts

General Mills Cereal

Girard’s Salad Dressings

Global Food Technologies / iPura

Globe Food Equipment

Go Fast Sports & Beverage

Golden Dipt

Gourmet Displays

Gourmet Express

H&H Foods

H.C. Valentine Coffee

Haagen Dazs

Hafner USA

Hansen Beverage

Harrison & Crossfield Tea

Heartland Foods

Heinz Frozen Foods

Hershey Food Corp.

Hershey Foods

Hollandia Produce

Hickory Farms

Hormel Foods Corp.

Hormel Frozen Foods

IceCaters

Iovate Health Science

Irish Manor

Imagine Foods

Island Oasis

ISS Research

Italian Village Pasta

J.M. Smucker Company

Java Jacket

Jiffy Mix/Chelsea Milling

Jimmy Dean Sausage

John Morrell

Johnsonville Sausage Co.

Joseph Copperfields

Jurgielewicz Duck

Kabobs, Inc.

Kahiki Foods

Kellogg Company

Kettle Valley

King and Prince

Kitchen Whippers

KP Education Systems

Krakus Ham

Kudos/M&M

La Maison Beau Soleil

La Pace Imports

Labrada Nutrition

Land O’Frost

Langer’s Juice

Le Creuset

Leo Beer

Leprino Foods

Liaison West

Lion Coffee

Little Pearl Caviar

Litehouse Marinades

Logret

Magma BBQ’s

Major Peters’ Mix

Maple Leaf Distillers

Maplehurst Bagels

Mariani Packing

Maritime Seafood

Marquez Marquez

Master Foodservice

Mazzetta Seafood

McNeil Nutritionals

Mekhong Asian Spirit

Melitta Coffee

Metal Ware Corp

MexAmerica Foods

Meyers Natural Angus

Michael Angelo’s Foods

Microflex Gloves

Mid-Atlantic Foods

Minute Maid

Miss Meringue

Mooney Farms

Monterey Pasta Co

Morningstar/Kellogg’s

Mosshaim Innovations

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

Mother’s Cereal

Mother’s Kitchen

Motivatit Seafood

Mountain Stream

Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries

Nasoya Tofu

Natural Fruit Corp

Natural Organics Inc

Naturally Potatoes

NCBA & Strauss Veal

Neiman Enterprises

Nescafe Frothe/Nestle

Nesco/Roaster Ovens

Nestle Ice Cream

Next Nutrition, Inc.

Nice-Pak Towlettes

Nonni’s Biscotti

NorSun Food Group

Novamex Spice Paste

Nat. Presto Industries

Pasta Montana

Nueske Meats

Olivio Products

Pacific Beverage

Panasonic Rice Cookers

Papa Cantella’s

Papa John’s Pizza

Papetti’s Hygrade Eggs

Palermo’s Pizza

Parway-Tryson

Pasta Montana

PB Trading

Peak Bar

Perfect Image Orchids

Peroni/Barton Beers

Peter Pan

Petrossian, Inc.

Phillips Gourmet Mushrooms

Pilsner Urquell

Pitco Frialator

Plainville Farms

POM Wonderful

Primera Foods

Prohibition Beverage

Pro-Team Vacuums

Quaker Foods

Quaker Grits

Quality Bakery Co.

Rational Cooking System

Ready Pac Produce

Red Gold

Red Wing Shoes

Redmond Minerals

Rembrandt/Den-Mat

Revolution Tea House

Reynolds Foodservice

Ridgefield Farms

Rival Company

Robert Rothschild Farms

Roon Rawd Brewery

Rose Packing

Rotanelli’s Pasta

Rudi’s Bakery

Rub Joe Meat

Sara Lee Coffee & Tea

Schulstad Pastries

Schwan’s Pizza

Schwan’s/Minh Appetizers

Sciabica Olive Oil

SDG Foods

Sea Protein

SeaWatch

Sevillo Fine Foods

Shangri-La Ice Tea

Singha Beer

Silver Palate

Slade Gorton & Co.

Smirnoff/UDV

Snackmasters

SpinFry AKA: SpinFresh

Spectrum Organic Oils

St. Pauli Girl Beer

Star Olive Oil

Sterno Group

Stirling Syrups

Stolt Seafarm

Stone Street Wines

Strauss Veal

StrAvinski Vodka

Stremicks Heritage Foods

Sun Orchard

Sunbeam Products

Sunsweet Growers

Superior Farms Lamb

Supreme Protein

Sweet n’ Low

T. Marzetti

Talisker Scotch

Tampa Maid Foods

Taste It Presents

Tetley’s Ale

T-Fal Toasters

Tostino Coffee

Traina Dried Fruit

Treetop Apple Slices

Tsar Nicolai Caviar

Tulkoff Horseradish

Tyson Foods, Inc.

U.S. Foodservice

US Dentek

Valley Lavosh Baking

Van De Kamp

Vertex China

Victoria Gourmet

Vie de France

Vikon Farms Chicken

Vitamin World

Vitasoy Soy Milk

Welbilt Toaster Ovens

Wheaties Cereal

White Towel

White Wave

Wild Planet Seafood

William Fischer Deli

Windsor Frozen Foods

WMF USA

Wrigley Gum

Wustoff-Trident Inc

Yamasa Soy Sauce

Yucatan Foods

Zola Acai Beverages

 

 

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25th Annual Corporate Chefs’ Summit & Grand Tasting

Master of Ceremonies, Chef Andre David Halston addresses the audience.

Master of Ceremonies, Chef Andre David Halston addresses the audience.


Chefs Andre David Halston and James Bell visit Coastline Produce.

Chefs Andre David Halston and James Bell visit Coastline Produce.


Sid Wainer & Son set a lavish table.

Sid Wainer & Son set a lavish table.

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Spectrum Naturals Hosts Celebrity Chef Dinner Campaign With Chef Andre David Halston

Spectrum Naturals®, a division of The Hain Celestial Group, has launched a campaign around our Gold Medal Endorsement. The Superior Taste Sweepstakes campaign invites you to enter to win a dinner prepared by celebrity chef Andre David Halston. We worked with Spectrum’s advertising agency to assist in the campaign which plans to showcase Spectrum’s full product line of organic oils and shortening in application in the winner’s own home. This is one of the most innovative uses of our Gold Medal we’ve seen to date and we’re excited for Spectrum’s success.

spectrum superior taste sweepstakes

 

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