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18 August 2015

MENUMASTERS 2015

Ventura Foods is honored to be the founding sponsor of the industry-leading MenuMasters Awards Ceremony, which recently celebrated its 18th year.  This year’s event was held at The Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago on May 16, 2015 and featured an impressive body of winners within eight distinct categories.

Best Menu Line Extension – Smashburger for their Organic Arugula, Truffle Mushroom and Swiss Burger

Best Menu Revamp – Bonefish Grill for their Sesame Tuna Sashimi, Crispy Bang Bang Shrimp Taco

Best New Menu Item – Chick fil-A for their Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Best Limited Time Offer (two way tie) – ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Division for The Hammer, Polish Hill Pretzel

Best Limited Time Offer  (two way tie) – Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen for their Buttermilk Butterfly Shrimp

Menu Trendsetter – Mendocino Farms for their Peruvian Steak Sandwich, Kurobuta Pork Belly Mi, Curried Couscous

Healthful Innovations – Which Wich Superior Sandwiches for their Vegan Chicken Banh Mi, California Vegan Chicken Salad Wich, Buffalo Vegan Chicken Wich

Chef Innovator – Chef Jimmy Banos from The Purple Pig in Chicago

Hall of Fame Winner – John Besh from the Besh Restaurant Group

MenuMasters awards are given to R&D, Culinary and Menu Development visionaries who enhance the value of the foodservice industry with menu-building innovations and ideas.

The event is by invitation only for operators in the foodservice industry.  Next year’s event will take place on May 21, 2016.

For more information, please see www.menumasters.com.