BEAVERTON, OR – Gene Biggi, Chairman of Beaverton Foods, Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialty branded condiments in the U.S., has been inducted to the Specialty Food Association™ 2016 class of the Specialty Food Hall of Fame.

Biggi was inducted on Jan. 18 at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco as part of a special event that also included the association’s “Leadership Awards.” Established in 2015, the Hall of Fame’s mission is to “honor individuals whose accomplishments, impact, contributions, and successes within the specialty food industry deserve praise and recognition,” according to an association press release. A full list of inductees can be viewed at: https://www.specialtyfood.com/awards/hall-fame/2016-hall-fame/

Chairman Gene Biggi said he is humbled by this notable honor. He offers some insight into his career highlights since joining the family business full time in 1950.

“During the 1950s, 60s and 70s I developed horseradish, mustards and sauces that no other companies in the US or overseas were manufacturing,” the senior Biggi explained. “In the 1980s we were the first to produce horseradish and specialty mustards and sauces in squeeze jars. We have been awarded more gold medals than any other specialty food company. I am honored by the Hall of Fame induction and to be recognized for growing a successful, fourth generation family business that my mother Rose started in The Great Depression.”

Beaverton Foods’ Beaver Brand and Inglehoffer are the leading shelf-stable horseradish and award-winning specialty mustards in the US* and it is the largest Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified processor of authentic wasabi products 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, Pacific Farms and Charlie’s Salsa. The company also develops, produces and co-packs a broad range of products for companies in the US and abroad.