Our Gold Medal Separates the Ordinary from the Extraordinary

Chefs In America began inauspiciously in 1986, when renowned Chefs and Foodservice Directors gathered privately in the basement of New York’s famous La Reserve restaurant to receive our Masters Of Taste Award. Since then, we have evolved into the oldest, third party Culinary Endorsement Program in the country—The American Masters Of Taste Awards (A.M.O.T.).

We promote “Superior Tasting” food and beverages to average consumers as well as a target audience of more than 6,500 Top Corporate Chefs and High-Volume MEGABUYERS. For early 30 years, consumers have relied on the A.M.O.T. Gold Medal Seal to lead them to America’s SUPERIOR TASTING food & beverage products. When retail & grocery buyers see our SUPERIOR TASTE Gold Medal, they are confident that these goods will deliver excellent performance during use. Our exclusive Gold Medal is a valuable tool- the ability to separate SUPERIOR TASTING products from the thousands of other SKUs on shelves.

Marketing & sales professionals, utilize the American Masters of Taste’s SUPERIOR TASTE Gold Medal Endorsement as a weapon that affords their products heightened brand awareness and a unique selling point. Our Gold Medal separates a brand from the thousands of other competitors in their category during this shelf showdown.

To witness how national F & B manufacturers successfully create eye catching buyer awareness campaigns, debut new product launches as Award Winning, or revitalize the reputation of existing brands with our exclusive Gold Medal Seal, view HOW WILL YOU USE THE GOLD MEDAL?


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Every day we research product categories and conduct judgings to select America’s superior products. We boast the longest running program of its kind with the most up to date buyer contact database.

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The Superior Taste Gold Medal is the property of Chefs In America and is authorized for use only by licensed Gold Medal winners who participate in our Gold Medal Endorsement Program. The Gold Medal is not to be copied, duplicated or altered in any way, shape or form without the express permission of Chefs In America.

Wine, Spirits and Beverage Gold Medalists 1986-2017

Alka H20
Alkaline artesian drinking water.

Allied Domecq/ Canadian Club Whisky (now Fortune Brands)

Banfi Vinters*

Greens superfoods drink mixes and omega-3 nutrition oils.

Barton/ St. Pauli Girl Lager/Dark/ NA (now Crown Imports)*
Beer, imported.

Barton/ Peroni Lager (now Constellation Brands)*

Beck’s Light Beer (AB InBev)
Imported light beer.

Millenium Imports/ Belvedere Vodka

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Chai tea latte mixes, smoothie drink mixes, gourmet protein drink mixes.




Labatt USA/ Bohemia Beer (now AB InBev Brands)
Beer, imported.
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Boon Rawd Brewery/ Leo Beer
Thai beer, everyday.

Boon Rawd Brewery/ Singha Beer
Thai beer, premium.

Wilson Daniels/ Cabo Wabo Tequila

Ceres Pure Fruit Juice Blends
Pure fruit juice blends.

Charles Jacquin/ Irish Manor
Irish Cream Liqueur.

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

Charles Jacquin/ Pravda Vodka
Premium vodka

Charles Jacquin/ StrAvinsky Vodka
Polish Vodka.

Classic Wines*

Coexist Coffee
Imported Arabica coffee.

Constellation Brands*
Wine, beer and spirits.

Confluence Wine Importers*

Don Julio Tequila*

Douwe Egberts/ Sara Lee Coffee
Liquid coffee & tea systems.

Go Fast! Sports Beverage Company
Energy supplement beverages.

Hansen’s Natural Sodas
Natural sodas.

H.C. Valentine/ Royal Cup Coffee
Organic whole coffee beans, organic whole decaffeinated
coffee beans and organic espresso beans.

International Beverage Holdings/ Chang Beer USA
Asian beer, non premium.

Iovate Health Science/Six Star Nutrition
Protein powder, whey based drink mixes; anabolic amino testosterone boosting powders; sports nutrition powder drink mixes for post-workout and sports nutrition powder drink mixes for pre-workout.

ISS Research/Purely Inspired
Plant-based protein powder.

Kate Farms
Vegan, ready-to-drink meal replacement shakes.

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helf 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.


Major Peter’s Bloody Mary Mix*

Martini & Rossi/ Bacardi Imports*

Asian spirits, premium.

Minute Maid
Premium ruby red grapefruit juice blend.

Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee*

Numi Teas*
Organic, premium, fair-trade teas.

Pilsner Urquell*
Pilsner beer.

POM Wonderful*
Pomegranate juice.

Premier Protein
Ready to drink protein beverage shakes.

Royal Cup Coffee and Teas
Iced tea concentrates

Schiefflin & Sommerset/ Talisker Isle
Blended Scotch whisky.

UDV/ Smirnoff Twist (now Diageo)
Smirnoff Twist.

UDV/ Smirnoff Flavored Vodkas (now Diageo)
Flavored vodka.

Sportsmans Redneck Juice
Bloody Mary Mix

Stirling Gourmet Flavoring Syrups
Gourmet flavoring syrups.

Stremick’s Heritage Foods
Organic soy milk.

Swiss Miss
Hot chocolate.

Zola Acai
Acai beverages.

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

Natural and Organic Gold Medalists 1986-2017

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

Daisy Brand: sour cream

DeBoles/Hain Celestial: dried pasta

The Dannon Company: Greek yogurt & parfaits

East Wind: peanut butter

Eggland’s Best Eggs: organic and cage free eggs

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

Kate Farms: vegan ready-to-drink meal replacement shakes

Kellog’s/Cracklin Oat Bran

Labrada Lean Body Nutrition: protein bars

Lakanto: all-natural sugar-free sweetener

Langer’s Juices Langers Juice: shelf stable apple juice, apple juice blends, cranberry juice, cranberry juice blends, pomegranate juice, pomegranate juice blends, orange juice, orange juice blends, grapefruit juice and grape juice

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

Mountain High Organics/Tresomega Nutrition: organic, gluten-free quinoa pasta and organic, gluten-free brown rice pasta

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

Paesana: organic, shelf-stable pasta sauces in jars

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

Sweet Earth Natural Foods: frozen vegetarian breakfast sandwiches, frozen vegan and vegetarian burritos, frozen vegan and vegetarian entrée bowls and plant-based bacon substitute

TH Foods/Crunchmaster: gluten-free multigrain crackers and crisps

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

Whole Note Foods: gluten-free buttermilk pancake mixes, crepe mixes, waffle mixes, muffin mixes, pizza crust mix and multi-purpose flour

Wholesome Goodness: multigrain tortilla chips and cereal/granola bars

Wild Planet Seafood: canned seafood

Zola Acai Beverages: acai juice