Award Recipients 2020
The SFA’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are widely recognized as having grown the industry, improved the Association, inspired companies, and nurtured individuals.
Dan Cohen’s ancestors in Eastern Europe were farmers who distilled high-quality potato vodka. Because of the Russian pogroms, they fled to western Ohio and in 1924 turned to making red raspberry filling for Dolly Madison Bakery’s jelly rolls.
Foah International, LLC
Growing up in Wisconsin the oldest of six children, Shawn McBride developed a strong work ethic from an early age, with jobs ranging from helping care for her siblings, to working at the family bakery, where she pulled all-night shifts on the weekends and in the summer during her high school years.
Metzger Specialty Brands/Tillen Farms
Metzger has been developing strong relationships in the industry for decades. His first Fancy Food Show was in 1981 when he worked for Pasta & Cheese, Inc., learning aspects of importing and distribution and becoming its vice president of sales and marketing.
Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins
The Silver Palate
Julee Rosso and the late Sheila Lukins changed the way Americans eat and cook. In 1977, they opened one of the first gourmet food shops in the country, The Silver Palate, and co-authored three seminal cookbooks that sold in the millions.