2018 Kettle Award Nominees Revealed


Chicago — This year’s Kettle Award nominees are Mitchell Goetze, CEO of Goetze’s Candy Co., Inc.; Craig Leva, president and owner of Arway Confectioners/Long Grove Confectionery Co.; Chris Reid, president and CEO of Piedmont Candy Co.; and Jean Thompson, president and CEO of Seattle Chocolate Co.

To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must show superior achievement in sales and marketing, education and personnel training, energy and environmental contributions, quality advancement, product and plant improvements, or research and product development, according to the Kettle Committee.

The 73rd annual Kettle Awards will take place May 22, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Union League Club of Chicago. All individuals working in or with the confectionery industry are invited to attend.ettle