A Taste of FIBR Annual Awards

A Taste of FIBR is the networking event of the year! FIBR recognizes its finest with presentations of the Community Partner of the Year, Food Processor of the Year, Food Safety Achievement and Most Innovative Product Awards.

Each October, which marks the anniversary of FIBR incorporation, FIBR's members and partners gather together to network, celebrate and honor awardees. Truly a cooperative effort made successful by the contributions of many: Members who donate product, raffle and silent auction items; the award winners, whose excellence inspires us; to the staff and other volunteers that make the evening come together. The Taste of FIBR Awards and Scholarship represents the spirit of FIBR at its best.

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2017 A Taste of FIBR Awards and Scholarships Dinner

The 21st Annual A Taste of FIBR Awards and Scholarships Dinner took place on Thursday, October 19th, 2017.

21st Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Tribute to The 1996 FIBR Founding Board of Directors

  • The 1996 FIBR Fouding Board of Directors
    Introduction by, Yvette Nunez, CDTech Sr. Director of Economic Development Former & Immediate Past FIBR Executive Director, & presently serves on FIBR Board of Directors Accompanied by, Anna Valls, F. Gavina & Son's - 2016 FIBR President
  • 1996 FIBR Founding Board of Directors - Honored by, 2016 FIBR Board of Directors
  • Friends of FIBR - Recognition for the Outstanding Leadership and Support

The 1996 FIBR Founding Board of Directors

Kenny Yee, Imuarock International
Mark Roth, El Burrito Mexican Foods
Gina Harper, Juanita's Mexican Foods
Henry Leong, Quon Yick Noodle Company
Shelly Suzuki, Suzuki Enterprises (Not shown here)

2016 FIBR Board of Directors

FIBR 2016 President: Anna Valls
FIBR Vice President: Henry Leong
FIBR 2nd Vice President: Mas Hori
FIBR Treasure: Stephen Summer
FIBR Secretary: Yvette Nunez
Laura Lee
Maurie Thomas
Rosemarie Christopher

Friends of FIBR

Linda Griego, Past Founding Rebuid Los Angeles, President
Yvette Nunez, CDTech
Anna Valls, F. Gavina & Son's
Mas Hori, Mas Hori & Associates
Laura Lee, Soyfoods of America
Mike Yadzyn, Manufacturers Bank
Thomas Spinagotti, Comerica Bank
Mari Fassett, CuliFlex & Marimix
Lilly Rocha, Sabor Latino Foods Show
Linda Pei, Moss Adams, LLP
David Tran&Donna Lam, Huy Fong Foods
Ronald Fong, API Small Business

2016 A Taste of FIBR Award Winners

  • Community Partner of the Year: R&D Scientific
  • Food Safety Achievement Award: Quon Yick Noodle Company
  • Food Processor of the Year: 99 RANCH MARKET
  • President’s Award: Southern California Edison

2016 FIBR Community Partner of the Year:

R&D Scientific

2016 Food Safety Achievement Award:

Quon Yick Noodle Company

2016 Food Processor of the Year:

99 RANCH MARKET

2016 President's Award:

Southern California Edison

2016 FIBR Scholarship Recipients

  • Susan Miller, Dorsey High School, Culinary Arts Department
  • Nakisha McFadden, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Culinary Arts Department
  • Anna Gomez, CalState Northridge, Food Science

2016 FIBR Scholarship Recipients:

Mrs. Sonja Mason-Brisco, Lead Teacher, Dorsey High School, Culinary Arts Department
Dr. Sean Gaston, Principal, Dorsey High School

2016 FIBR Scholarship Recipients:

Honoree Nakisha McFadden, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Culinary Arts Department

2016 FIBR Scholarship Recipients:

Honoree Anna Gomez, CalState Northridge, Food Science

2016 FIBR Volunteers

  • Ricardo Brambila, Apprentice, RX Research Services
  • Katherine Garcia, CalState Northridge, Food Science Student
  • Anna Gomez, CalState Northridge, Food Science Student & 2016 FIBR Scholarship Honoree
  • Rosemarie Christopher, Director of RX Research Services & FIBR Board of Directors, $100 Donation towards Scholarship Fund Sponsorship

2016 FIBR Volunteers:

Ricardo Brambila, Apprentice, RX Research Services

2016 FIBR Volunteers:

Katherine Garcia, CalState Northridge, Food Science Student

2016 FIBR Volunteers:

Anna Gomez, CalState Northridge, Food Science Student & 2016 FIBR Scholarship Honoree

2016 FIBR Volunteers:

Rosemarie Christopher, Director of RX Research Services & FIBR Board of Directors, $100 Donation towards Scholarship Fund Sponsorship

2016 A Taste of FIBR Sponsors

PLATINUM SPONSOR:

R&D Scientific Corporation logo

GOLD SPONSORS:

Manufacturer's Bank logo Moss-Adams LLP logo
Western and Ambius logos

SILVER SPONSORS:

Soyfoods of America logo Comerica logo

Previous Award Recipients

2015 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: CuliFlex
  • Food Safety Achievement Award:A.I. Foods
  • Food Processor of the Year: Catalina Offshore Products
  • President’s Award: Sabor Latino Food Show
  • Student Scholarship Recipient:Edward Shakhbazyan, CalState Northridge, Food Science
  • Student Scholarship Recipient:Chef JaNae Johnson, Los Angeles Trade Tech College-Culinary Arts
  • Student Scholarship Recipient:Dorsey High School Culinary Arts Department - Student Uniforms

2014 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: MEIRxRS
  • Food Safety Achievement Award: Soy Foods of America
  • Food Processor of the Year: Huy Fong Foods, Inc.
  • President’s Award: Mas Hori & Associates
  • FIBR Appreciation Award: Southern California Edison
  • Most Innovative Product: Dandy Don's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Student Scholarship Recipient: Karina Rodriguez, Chapman University Student-Food Science
  • Student Scholarship Recipient: Jamal Williams, LATTC Culinary Arts Department
  • Student Scholarship Recipient: Ian Max, LATTC Culinary Arts Department

2013 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Southern Ca. Edison
  • Food Safety Award: Caldwell Fresh Foods
  • Food Processor of the Year: Juanita’s Foods
  • President’s Award: Don Whittemore of Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Most Innovative Product: Pasta Mia

2012 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: F. Gavina and Sons
  • Food Processor of the Year: Giuliano's Bakery
  • Food Safety Achievement: Village Green Foods
  • Most Innovative Product: Village Green Foods
  • President's Award: Yvette Nunez

2011 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Los Angeles Trade Tech College – Culinary Arts Department
  • Food Processor of the Year: Food Collective
  • Food Safety Achievement: Mama Bella
  • Most Innovative Product: Helen's Gourmet Bread
  • President's Award: Maria Sanchez

2010 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Norwood Clark
  • Food Processor of the Year: F. Gavina and Sons
  • Food Safety Achievement: Cibaria International & Passport Foods
  • Most Innovative Product: El Burrito Mexican Food Products
  • Presidents Award: Helene Martinez

2009 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: So. Ca. Gas Co.
  • Food Processor of the Year: Caldwell Fresh Foods
  • Food Safety Achievement: New Century Snacks
  • Most Innovative Product: Mas Hori

2008 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Linda Griego
  • Food Processor of the Year: El Burrito Mexican Food Products
  • Food Safety Achievement: Randall Foods
  • Most Innovative Product: Money Saver's Meats

2007 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Regional Wholesale Food Processors Committee
  • Food Processor of the Year: Felbro Food Products
  • Food Safety Achievement Award: Ore-Cal
  • Most Innovative Product: Harvest 2000 Int'l

2006 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Decade: Community Development Technologies Center
  • Food Processor of the Year: Felbro Food Products

2005 WINNERS
  • Community Partner of the Year: Mas Hori
  • Food Processor of the Year: LuLu's Dessert
  • Food Safety Achievement: Flanigan Farms
  • Most Innovative Product: Dr. Soda Beverage Company