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, review YOU ONLY HAVE 13 SECONDS?

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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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Wine, Spirits and Beverage Gold Medalists 1986-2017

Alka H20
Alkaline artesian drinking water.
www.alkah20usa.com

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

Banfi Vinters*
Wines.
www.banfi.com

Barleans
Greens superfoods drink mixes and omega-3 nutrition oils.
www.barleans.com

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

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

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

Millenium Imports/ Belvedere Vodka
www.belvederevodka.com

big train 136x203Big Train Beverages
Chai tea latte mixes, smoothie drink mixes, gourmet protein drink mixes.
www.bigtrain.com

 

 

 

Labatt USA/ Bohemia Beer (now AB InBev Brands)
Beer, imported.
no website available

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

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

Wilson Daniels/ Cabo Wabo Tequila
www.cabowabo.com

Ceres Pure Fruit Juice Blends
Pure fruit juice blends.
www.ceresjuices.com

Charles Jacquin/ Irish Manor
Irish Cream Liqueur.

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

Charles Jacquin/ Pravda Vodka
Premium vodka
www.pravdavodka.com

Charles Jacquin/ StrAvinsky Vodka
Polish Vodka.

Classic Wines*
Wines.
www.classicwinesofcalifornia.com

Coexist Coffee
Imported Arabica coffee.
http://coexistcampaign.com/collections/coexist-coffee

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

Confluence Wine Importers*
Wines.
www.cwimporters.com

Don Julio Tequila*
Tequillas.
www.donjulio.com

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

Go Fast! Sports Beverage Company
Energy supplement beverages.
www.gofastsports.com

Hansen’s Natural Sodas
Natural sodas.
www.hansens.com

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

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

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.
www.muscletech.com

ISS Research/Purely Inspired
Plant-based protein powder.
www.purelyinspired.com

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

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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.
www.langers.com

 

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

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

Mehkong
Asian spirits, premium.
www.interbevgroup.com

Minute Maid
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

Premier Protein
Ready to drink protein beverage shakes.
www.premierprotein.com

Royal Cup Coffee and Teas
Iced tea concentrates
www.royalcupcoffee.com

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

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

UDV/ Smirnoff Flavored Vodkas (now Diageo)
Flavored vodka.
www.smirnoff.com

Sportsmans Redneck Juice
Bloody Mary Mix
www.sportsmansredneckjuice.com

Stirling Gourmet Flavoring Syrups
Gourmet flavoring syrups.
www.stirlingfoods.com

Stremick’s Heritage Foods
Organic soy milk.
www.heritage-foods.com

Swiss Miss
Hot chocolate.
www.swissmiss.com

Zola Acai
Acai beverages.
www.zolaacai.com

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

Culinary Gold Medalists 1986-2017

21st Century Products – mobile vending carts
www.tankkiosks.com

Advanced Vapor Technologies – steam vapor systems
www.advap.com

Anchor
www.anchorhocking.com

Alto-Shaam
www.alto-shaam.com

American Metalcraft
www.amnow.com

Bradley Technologies-smokers
www.bradleysmoker.com

Coleman-barbeque grills
www.coleman.com

Crocs
www.crocs.com

Earth Friendly Products
www.ecos.com

Globe Food Equipment
www.globeslicers.com

Gourmet Display
www.gourmetdisplay.com

Hearthware Home Products
www.hearthware.com

Ice Caterers

Jaccard
www.jaccard.com

Java Jacket
www.javajacket.com

John Boos – cutting boards
www.johnboos.com

Kitchen Whippers

KP Education Systems
www.kpcurriculum.com

Le Creuset
www.lecreuset.com

Melitta – coffee filters
www.melitta.com

Microflex Gloves
www.microflex.com

Mosshaim – mobile cooking units
www.mosshaim.com

National Presto – pressure cookers
www.gopresto.com

Neiman Enterprises – chopping blocks
www.neimanenterprises.com

Nice-Pak – towelettes
www.nicepak.com

Nesco – roaster ovens
www.nesco.com

Nespresso
www.nespresso.com

Oster – blenders
www.oster.com

Panasonic – rice cookers
http://shop.panasonic.com

Premier Protein
www.premierprotein.com

Pro-Team – backpack vaccums
www.pro-team.com

Progressive/Silverstone – hand tools
www.silverstone.com

Red Wing Shoes
www.redwingshoes.com

Reynolds Foodservice
www.reynoldskitchens.com

Rival-can openers
www.rivalproducts.com

Rival-crockpots
www.rivalproducts.com

Salton/ Breadman – breadmakers
www.breadman.com

Salton/ Juiceman II – juicers
www.juiceman.com

Salton/ Melitta – coffee makers
www.salton.com

Sante Specialty Foods
www.santenuts.com

Signologies

Spinfry/SpinFresh – centrifugal automatic fryer system
www.spinfresh.com

Sterno – chaffing fuel and culinary torches
www.sternocandlelamp.com

T-Fal Toasters
www.t-falusa.com

Vertex China
www.vertexchina.com

Villeroy & Boch
www.villeroy-boch.com

Welbilt – grills & griddles

Welbilt – toaster ovens

White Towel – moist towels
www.whitetowelservices.com

Wusthof Trident – chef knives
www.wusthof.com

WMF – chef knives
www.wmfamericas.com

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