Beaverton Foods, Inc. picked up two golds, three silvers and a bronze at the 17th annual “World-Wide Mustard Competition” held at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin on April 29th. About 350 mustard entries from around the globe vied for top honors in 17 categories.
The following is a listing of the 81-year-old specialty and gourmet condiment manufacturer’s mustard medal winners: Gold, Inglehoffer Honey Maple and Beaver Hot Chinese Mustard; Silver, Inglehoffer Sweet Hot Mustard with Honey, Napa Valley Extra Hot & Sweet with Habanero and Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish Mustard; and Bronze, Inglehoffer Organic Honey Mustard.
Domonic Biggi, Executive VP of Beaverton Foods, said the family owned and operated company is proud to be a long-time participant in the museum’s mustard competition.
“It is humbling and gratifying to have culinary experts think so highly of our products,” Biggi said. National Mustard Museum Curator Barry Levenson added: “Since its inception in 1995, Beaverton Foods has won more medals at the World-Wide Mustard Competition than any other company.”
The competition is open to all commercial mustard makers and it is “blind” so judges do not know the makers of the mustards they taste. In each of the 17 categories, gold, silver and bronze awards were awarded. The distinguished panel of judges consisted of nearly 60 food writers, chefs and other industry professionals.
Beaverton Foods is the largest producer of non-refrigerated horseradish and award-winning specialty mustards in the US and it is the only manufacturer of real wasabi paste in North America. The company also offers a wide variety of best-selling gourmet sauces, garlic, spices, and other unique specialty condiments packaged under these labels: Beaver, Inglehoffer, Napa Valley, Tulelake and Pacific Farms. In addition to its own brands, the company develops, produces and co-packs a broad range of products for companies in the country and abroad.
About Beaverton Foods:
Since 1929, the privately held Beaverton Foods has thrived by following wholesome business practices set in place by Founder Rose Biggi (pronounced Bee Gee). What started in Rose’s basement, grinding and bottling homegrown horseradish roots, has now grown to a family owned, multimillion-dollar corporation with more than 150 specialty condiments. These products are sold in mainstream grocery and specialty foods stores, restaurants, and gourmet shops throughout the US and in 15 foreign countries. Today, Rose’s son Gene Biggi serves as company President. The company has 72 employees at its 70,000-square-foot headquarters based in Hillsboro, Oregon.
In addition to its HACCP program, this third generation family owned company also has kosher certification, organic certification, and is in the process of adding SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification. For more information, call (503) 646-8138 or visit www.beavertonfoods.com. Orders can be made online or by calling (800) 223-8076.
About National Mustard Museum:
The National Mustard Museum, founded in 1986, is located in Middleton, Wisconsin, and holds the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia. Curator and founder Barry Levenson is acknowledged as a leading mustard authority. As of January 2011, the museum has become a nonprofit corporation with a mission focused on telling the story of mustard’s glorious past and vibrant future. Beaverton Foods has been a proud sponsor and supporter of the National Mustard Museum for more than 10 years. For more information about the museum, call (608) 831-2222 or visit www.mustardmuseum.com.