For the first time, GFF, Inc. has won both the Dressing of the Year and Sauce of the Year awards amid tough competition from leading foodservice dressing and sauce companies. This is also the second time GFF, Inc. has won Dressing of the Year award.
The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) recognized GFF, Inc. at the ADS Annual Meeting “Playing an Instrumental Role” held October 5 to 7 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin, Texas. Nominations for the awards were received from ADS members and were then voted on by members via blind taste tests at the ADS Technical Meeting in Louisville, KY, held earlier on April 28 to 30. ADS members voted for the dressing and sauce deemed to have the best overall taste.
“On behalf of GFF, we are happy to accept these distinguished industry awards from the Association for Dressings and Sauces,” said Dave Nicholson, CEO of HACO US, parent company of GFF, Inc.
The company’s Mint Lime with Tequila Dressing is made with a delicate blend of spearmint, aromatic lime, and citrus undertones, complemented with chipotle pepper and just the right spike of Tequila with a sweet hint. The dressing also can be used as a sauce to add flavoring without the excessive calories, sugar or sodium.
“Our Korean-style Mango Gochujang Sauté Sauce gets its unique flavor from the combination of various red peppers with roasted and fermented soybean. The savory sauce is balanced with sweet mango and cilantro highlighted with specks of black sesame,” said Mary dela Peña, vice president of research, development and quality at GFF, Inc.
GFF, Inc. has humble roots, stemming from a beloved French dressing recipe at Girard’s French Restaurant in San Francisco, California in 1935. his first dressing jumpstarted the business as it exists today, a center for innovation and high-quality standards. California-based GFF, Inc. is a division of HACO AG, a Swiss food manufacturer, and is one of the top foodservice manufacturers developing and distributing unique, high-quality salad dressings, sauces, mustards, and spreads. For more information about GFF, Inc., visit its website at Girard’s Dressings.