Cucina Antica's Tuscany Pumpkin pasta sauce has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Pasta Sauce in the Specialty Food Association's 2014 sofi™ Award competition. Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation or "sofi" is the top honor in the $88 billion specialty food industry.
Cucina Antica's Tuscany Pumpkin pasta sauce was one of 109 Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,025 entries across 30 Awards categories. Winners will be announced by noted chef Dominique Ansel at a red-carpet ceremony June 30, 2014, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.
"We are proud to be recognized for our Tuscany Pumpkin pasta sauce, it's a one-of-a-kind, all-natural sauce, with a blend of peak harvested pumpkin and flavorful San Marzano tomatoes," said Neil Fusco, owner of Cucina Antica Foods, Corp. "It's one of our most popular sauce flavors among our customers," said Fusco. The Tuscany Pumpkin pasta sauce is sold nationally, at many retailers including Whole Foods, Central Market, Bristol Farms, Natural Grocers, Vitamin Cottage, Food Town, Harris Teeter, Raleys, Safeway, Sprouts, and many, many more.
"A sofi is the highest honor for products from our members, who bring craft, care and joy to the specialty food they create. The honor means the product is simply the best in its category," says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.