EXCELLENCE IN FINE CHOCOLATE
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is proud to host the Fine Chocolate Recognition of Excellence awards every other year to recognize outstanding fine chocolate industry professionals and companies for their significant contributions to our segment of the industry. Our recent Awards Ceremony was Saturday January 19, 2013 in San Francisco, CA USA.
Congratulations to the winners of our Excellence awards! Each has followed their passion and by doing so, has raised the bar for the fine chocolate segment of our industry. Each has made a significant positive impact to our industry and their contribution has been recognized by their peers. Our awards recognize and celebrate these contributions. We hope that by hosting these awards, fine chocolate professionals world-wide will continue to explore their passion and continue to innovate, set trends, and raise the overall quality of our industry.
Congratulations 2013 Award Winners!!
photo credit: Michelle Ritchie
Outstanding Fine Chocolate Maker
Santiago Peralta (FCIA member)
Innovation in Fine Chocolate Products
Andal Balu (FCIA member - USA)
Outstanding Service to the Industry
Mary Jo Stojak (FCIA member - USA)
Jacquy Pfeiffer (USA)
About the Excellence Awards
The FCIA does not issue awards as platitudes. These awards are determined by industry peers and recognize real achievement and contributions. We do not guarantee that each award category will have a winner - nor do we limit the number of winners per category.
Nominations were provided by professionals across the chocolate industry and are not gated by FCIA membership. Similarly, nominees/winners do not have to be an FCIA member. However, to vote - you do need to be a FCIA member.
||"I became a member of the FCIA because I strongly support its role in raising and maintaining the quality of the fine chocolate industry through seeking improvements in every aspect of chocolate production from cacao bean to the finished truffle.The FCIA sponsors the Awards for Excellence in Fine Chocolate which greatly inspires small chocolatiers like me to continually strive for purity and innovation in my artisan chocolates."
Cassie Stroup, Chocolate Suites
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