Washington — Homaro Cantu, winner of the Food Network’s Iron Chef America TV show competition, has joined the panel of experts judging the Most Innovative new Product Awards at the 2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo May 21 to 23.
The panel will select five nominees in eight categories from more than 210 new products based on packaging, innovation, go-to-market potential and taste. Nearly 6,000 retail and wholesale trade customers will vote for their favorite nominated item on the first day of the Expo. The winners will be announced Wednesday, May 22.
“Cantu is an internationally recognized chef, a leader in the field of postmodern cuisine and a culinary maverick who views food as an artistic experience,” says NCA President Larry Graham. “His unique culinary perspective will add another dimension for other panelists to consider while vetting the product submissions.”
Cantu is chef and owner of Chicago restaurants moto and iNG.