New foodservice foods and beverages often don’t generate the same buzz as their retail counterparts. Nevertheless, these commercial and non-commercial items require just as much product development expertise.
One group recognizing new foodservice product achievements is the National Restaurant Association (NRA), which hosts a judged Food and Beverage (FABI) Award competition each year prior to the group’s annual May Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. This year’s judges recognized 36 FABI Award products for their positive benefits to restaurant operators and consumers. An independent panel of experts—representing a variety of both commercial and non-commercial industry segments—reviewed all products.