March 11-13, 2018 | Boston, USA

Seafood Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Best New Foodservice Product:  Frozen Open Blue Cobia Fillet from Open Blue

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Best New Retail Product
: Meyer Lemon & Herb Panko Wild Alaska Salmon Kit from Fishpeople Seafood 

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The Seafood Excellence Awards recognizes and celebrates the best new seafood products in the North American seafood market. Contestants compete in two prestigious award categories:

  • Best New Retail Productsfd_excel_4c
  • Best New Foodservice Product

Three seafood-industry experts judge the new products based on several criteria, including the following: uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality.

What Previous Winners Are Saying

“The recognition … was a great motivation for our research-and-development chef’s team. In the aftermath of winning the award, there has been a substantial increase in sales across the globe.” —Vikas Seth, Dish Hospitality, corporate executive chef

“We’re really, really pleased. Winning the new products competition was invaluable for a small company such as MacKnight.” — Stephen Nicholson, VP, MacKnight

“We had just started to look to launch the product here in the United States. I couldn’t think of a better way to hit the ground running.” — Raphael Santaella, assistant VP-sales and marketing, CFE International.

“We’ve had amazing reactions from retailers.” — Douglas Park, Cedar Bay Grilling Co.