Cedar Bay SOUS CHEF KITS Shrimp Pho Bowl and Original Seafood Chowder make finalists list in the 26th Annual CANADIAN GRAND PRIX New Products Competition!
The 26th Anniversary Canadian Grand Prix finalists represents the 114 most impressive new food and consumer packaged goods products launched into the Canadian market in 2018.
Submissions came from both established as well as new suppliers, smaller boutiques and family-owned retailers from all across Canada.
“Canadians are looking to bring more adventuresome cooking to their everyday meals. While not everyone can be a master chef, consumers are increasingly aiming to create sophisticated restaurant-like flavours at home,” said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada. This year’s products are outstanding and our panel of 28 judges were especially impressed with the quality and flavour profile of these new products.”
“This year’s finalists also reflect Canadians’ growing enthusiasm for a more exotic yet simple ingredients list” said Marcus A. VonAlbrecht, chef and jury chair who has overseen the Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards judging for the last 20 years.
This year’s jury of 28 food and grocery industry experts evaluated products based on innovation, taste, experience and packaging. The rigorous evaluation process requires that to become a finalist, a product needs to receive an overall score of at least 70 percent.