Italian Food Awards USA 2023: the Awards Ceremony

The fifth edition of the Italian Food Awards USA organized by in partnership with Universal Marketing and Circana presented the winning companies on Summer Fancy Food stage
Italian Food Awards USA 2023: the Awards Ceremony

The Italian Food Awards USA in its fifth edition, in partnership with Universal Marketing and Circana, presented the 10 winners during the Awards Ceremony that took place on June 26th during Summer Fancy Food trade show. More than 100 guests attending the event in the Big Idea Stage setting at Javits Center, New York

A content-rich agenda presented on stage the Italian F&B trends in US market through a dedicated survey.


On stage, as well as the winning companies, our special jurors part of the Jury of Expert 2023 that contributed along with the performance sales analysis by Circana to the definition of the final winners. Here’s the jurors:

Amanda Kennedy, Senior Manager Brand & Marketing Strategy Rouses Markets
Cathy Strange, VP of Specialty, Product Innovation and Development Whole Foods Market
Emilio Mignucci, Vice President Di Bruno Bros
Emily Murphy, Director of Merchandising Baldor Specialty Foods
Fabrizio Facchini, Italian Chef & Restaurateur of Ambasciatori Del Gusto
Chef Filippo Visconti di Modrone, Purchasing Director Casa Tua
Gianfranco Sorrentino, President Il Gattopardo
Ivo Petroff, Category Management Grocery Walmart
JD Campbell, Category Manager Hy-Vee Inc.
Jeanette Catena, CEO Eursource
Michele Casadei Massari, Chef and Owner of Lucciola
Pamela Hild, Category Director Schnucks
Rebecca Montemarano, Lead Innovation & Marketing Category Manager, Own Brands Wakefern Food Corp.
Richard Gillmore, Vice President of Center Store Gelson’s


The 8 winners have been awarded in the following categories: Beverage, Condiments & Sauces, Deli (Cheese and Salumi), Frozen, Oil & Vinegar, Pasta, Rice & Dry Mixes, Preserves, Snacks & Aperitivo. Two special awards were assigned for Packaging and Sustainability.

Here all the winners presented by the Italian Chef & Ambassador Fabrizio Facchini, part of Associazione Italiana Ambasciatori Del Gusto, Executive Chef and Business Owner in the USA, awarded by the Italian American Chamber in New York for his work bringing an Authentic Italian Cuisine to the USA.

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