MFPA Taste Awards 2015 Winners
Best New Products
Recognizing innovative and interesting products released to the market in 2014. This year, awards were presented for the top three products.
1st Place - Vegetable, Fruit & Pulse Purees, Canadian Prairie Garden Purees
2nd Place - Organic Pure Wild Rice in Minutes, Floating Leaf Fine Foods
3rd Place - Amber Gold Birch Syrup, The Canadian Birch Company
Company of the Year
Awarded by the MFPA's Board of Directors for significant achievements in one or more areas
including product diversification, sales and market growth, sustainable business practices,
human resources management and community involvement.
This year's Company of the Year is:
The Great Gorp Project Inc.
Chosen by the MFPA’s Board of Directors, the President’s Award honours an exceptional individual
whose efforts have contributed to the Manitoba Food Industry’s growth, reputation in the community, and relationships with organizations outside of the province.
This year's recipient of the President's Award is:
Werner Saxler, City Bread
This new award recognizes a company that demonstrates innovation in any aspect of the company (processes, technology, ingredients, culture, sales and marketing, product development, research and development, health and safety).
Peak of the Market
Outstanding Employee Award
Outstanding Employee Awards are presented to individuals who have gone above and beyond to increase the profitability, safety, productivity or morale in their workplace. This year two awards were presented in this category.
Karen Jurkowski, Bee Maid Honey Limited
Marge Waldner, Perfect Pierogies
Outstanding Service Award
Formerly the "Supplier of the Year" award, it is presented to an Associate Member company who has made significant contributions to the Manitoba food processing industry and their individual customers. This year's winner is:
Rising Star Award
This award celebrates entrepreneurs who have demonstrated innovation, commitment and leadership as they grow their business. The winner for this new award is:
Galina & Michael Beilis, Dairy Fairy
Local Favourite Awards
Three new awards, nominated by consumers, to recognize iconic Manitoba food products, and retailers and restaurants which proudly support Manitoba Made food.
Local Favourite Food - Pierogies from Perfect Periogies
Local Favourite Retailer - Local Meats & Frozen Treats
Local Favourite Restaurant - Fusion Grill