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East Hampton Gourmet Food Named Finalist for Outstanding New Product Award

The Specialty Food Association has named East Hampton Gourmet Food’s Lentil Rice Crispbreads as one of 10 finalists for the 2014 “Sofi” Outstanding New Product award out of a field of more than 400 entries.

A “Sofi,” which stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation, is the highest honor in the booming specialty food industry.

“The honor means the product is simply the best in its category,” Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw said.

The owners of East Hampton Gourmet Food, Michel Mazuret and Kate Pratt, were “thrilled that [their] Lentil Rice Crispbreads made it to the finals.” The duo said in a joint statement. “Our customers tell us this is their absolute favorite and we are delighted the judges liked them too.”

The Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association with over 3,000 members from around the globe. It holds food shows and other events that draw together food enthusiasts and professionals alike.

East Hampton Gourmet Food was founded in 1995 when it opened its first retail store in East Hampton and has been creating delicious gourmet foods for the Long Island and New York metro communities ever since.

Mazuret and Pratt also run Mangia, a successful NYC food business founded in 1981. The duo also supplies baked good to various sellers throughout the country.

For more information, visit easthamptongourmetfood.com.

To learn more about the Specialty Food Association, visit specialtyfood.com.

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