Four Manitoba entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry have received a boost after competing in the 12th annual Great Manitoba Food Fight.
The annual competition is sponsored by the province in partnership with De Luca’s Specialty Food Store and Food and Beverage Manitoba. It supports small and medium-sized agri-processors in Manitoba and helps to accelerate the rate of commercialization and growth in the food and beverage sector.
Joseph Chaeban of Chaeban Ice Cream in Winnipeg won gold with Louis Lavender Ice Cream, Mary MacLean of Happy Dance Hummus in East St. Paul won silver with Curry Masala Hummus, and Helen Staines of Decadence Chocolates in Winnipeg won bronze with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. The alcoholic beverage competition saw Matthew Sabourin of La Brasserie Nonsuch Brewing Co. in Winnipeg win with a saison.
“Food and Beverage Manitoba is very proud to be involved with this event,” said Dave Shambrock, executive director of FAB MB.
“Our industry is very strong and innovative. This competition helps us recognize the best new products from new companies that are a vital component of the economic growth Manitoba is experiencing.”