Press Room


June 5, 2012

Will these party-ready dips take home the gold at the gourmet food industry’s top awards ceremony?

Beaverton, Ore. June 5, 2012 –Stonemill Kitchens line of artisan dips has been named a finalist for a coveted sofi™ Award (a top honor in the gourmet food industry).

“We’re so excited; it makes us want to throw a party!” states Teresa Carter, category manager. “And no party is complete without a bottomless bowl of chips, some fresh veggies, and our award-winning dips.”

The Stonemill Kitchens product line is one of a handful of Silver Finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food experts. The judges evaluated  2,520 entries across 32 Awards categories from Outstanding Appetizer, Antipasto, Salsa and Dip to Outstanding Vinegar. Gold Winners will be announced by noted chef José Andrés at a red-carpet ceremony June 18, 2012, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

“The foods that made it to the finals are proof that the spirit of innovation and creativity is thriving in the specialty food industry,” says NASFT President Ann Daw.

Stonemill Kitchens artisan dips available in 11 delicious flavors:

  • Rich Parmesan cheese-based dips: Three-Cheese Peperoncini, Artichoke Parmesan, Spinach Artichoke Parmesan, Artichoke Jalapeno and Cajun Seafood.
  • Real sour cream-based dips: Creamy spinach, Roasted Red Pepper and Peppercorn Garlic Herb.
  • All-Natural Greek Yogurt-based dips: Fire Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives & Peppers, and Dill & Cucumber Feta.

About The sofi Awards

 The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 2,900 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT and its Fancy Food Shows, go to Learn more about the 2012 sofi Awards at
About Stonemill Kitchens

Since 1970, Stonemill Kitchens has been crafting artisan dips that delight the senses and inspire culinary imagination. Chefs at Stonemill Kitchens use only the finest and freshest ingredients including real parmesan and mozzarella cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt and artichoke hearts.  Stonemill Kitchens is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. To learn more and to download a wide variety of recipes, visit You may also purchase our gourmet dips on line, at
Stonemill Kitchens Contact

Sunshine Morrison, Radiance Communications, (503) 477-6591,

NASFT Media Contacts

Ron Tanner, VP Communications & Education; (646) 878-0115,

Louise Kramer, Communications Director; (646) 878-0130,