FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 15, 2017
Contact: Sheri Tripp
Natalie King, Executive Vice President of Maine Specialty Food Producer Stonewall Kitchen, Selected as a 2017 Hall of Fame Recipient by the Specialty Food Association
York, Maine, May 15, 2017 – Award-winning specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen is pleased to announce that the company’s Executive Vice President, Natalie King, will be inducted into the 2017 Specialty Food Association (SFA) Hall of Fame at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in June 2017.
Ms. King is one of just 25 recipients to be honored at this year’s ceremony for her contributions to the specialty food industry.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled or honored to have Natalie selected for the SFA Hall of Fame,” said John Stiker, Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall Kitchen. “Completely guest-focused, she is the living embodiment of our core values of integrity and quality when she reminds us to ‘do what’s right even when no one is looking.’ But she is also the spirited lifeblood and fun-loving personality of this Company, whether it’s dressing as Princess Elsa for our annual Halloween parade or throwing improbable ringers in the Company’s cornhole tournament.”
Ms. King joined Stonewall Kitchen in 1996 to develop and drive the company’s sales and marketing programs. She currently leads all of Stonewall Kitchen’s “guest-facing” efforts, including the Wholesale Division, 10 Company Stores, the Cooking School, Café, Catalog and Internet divisions in addition to the Product Development, Merchandising Planning and Buying, Marketing and Design, and Guest Services teams. She has exhibited at the Fancy Food Show for over 20 years, and also served for many years on the SFA Board.
In 2014, Stonewall Kitchen founders Jonathan King and Jim Stott were similarly inducted and honored.
To learn more about the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame, please visit https://www.specialtyfood.com/awards/hall-fame/2017-hall-fame-recipients/
About Stonewall Kitchen
Stonewall Kitchen is a leading specialty food producer headquartered in York, Maine. Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott, the two established themselves selling jams and jellies at local farmers’ markets, fairs and festivals with their flavorful line of distinctive and high quality food items. Over time, they expanded their product line to include sauces, condiments, mustards and baking mixes. Today, Stonewall Kitchen is known for its innovative product development, beautiful packaging, stunning retail spaces and exceptional customer service. It now boasts more than 6,000 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally, thriving catalog and web divisions and 10 retail Company Stores along the East Coast. As winners of 29 prestigious awards from the Specialty Food Association and the recipient of the coveted Outstanding Product Line Honors three times, Stonewall Kitchen is proud to be one of the most awarded specialty food companies in the country. For more information about Stonewall Kitchen, please visit: www.stonewallkitchen.com.