The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has presented The Original Cakerie with a 2015 Food and Beverage (FABI) Award for its Inspired by Happiness gluten-free two-layer Dreamin’ cakes. Recognizing breakthrough achievement and innovation in taste, marketability, creativity and foodservice market profitability potential, the FABI awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders including John Li, Senior Vice President of RD for Bloomin’ Brands, and Jennifer Ziegler, Director of Purchasing at Aramark. Fellow winners of the 2015 FABI Awards include The Coca-Cola Company and Heineken, USA, among others.
The gluten-free Dreamin’ of Chocolate Two-Layer Cake and gluten-free Dreamin’ of Strawberries Two-Layer Cake are made with premium ingredients such as Belgian white chocolate, real whipping cream and chocolate ganache. These two decadent desserts, one featuring two layers of dark chocolate sponge cake and the other with two scrumptious layers of light-yet-moist shortcake, will have patrons wondering how they could be gluten-free.
Ben Carpenter, Foodservice Marketing Manager with The Original Cakerie, says, “We’ve put years of research and development into creating these cakes that taste great and also happen to be gluten-free. Foodservice operators can now serve these award-winning, gluten-free Dreamin’ cakes without the time, labor and cost of making their desserts from scratch.”
To celebrate this achievement, The Original Cakerie will be hosting a “taste-off” of Dreamin’ of Chocolate and Dreamin’ of Strawberries at the upcoming NRA Show, May 16–19. The taste-off will take place at The Original Cakerie’s Booth, #8057, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on May 16–18. Participants will have the opportunity to sample both Dreamin’ cakes and will be asked if they’re “Team #DreaminOfChocolate” or “Team #DreaminOfStrawberries.” The flavor with the most votes will be announced on May 19 at the conclusion of the show.
Certified gluten-free by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, the Inspired by Happiness product line also includes three-layer cakes, brownies and nut & seed bars for both foodservice and retail. For more information about the Inspired by Happiness line, visit www.inspired-by-happiness.com.