Klara’s Gourmet Cookies Named Finalist for sofi™ Award

Klara’s Gourmet Cookies Named Finalist for sofi™ Award

Winners to be announced at Summer Fancy Food Show

Lee, MA (April 21, 2014) – Klara’s Gourmet Cookies has been named a Finalist

in the “Outstanding Cookie’ category in the Specialty Food Association’s 2014

sofi™ Award competition.

A sofi is the top honor in the $88 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for

Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from

members of the Specialty Food Association.

The Coconut Macaroons were one of 109 Finalists selected by a national panel

of specialty food professionals from 2,025 entries across 30 Awards categories

from Outstanding Appetizer to Outstanding Vinegar. Winners will be announced

by noted chef Dominique Ansel at a red-carpet ceremony June 30, 2014, at the

Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

“It is truly an honor that my family recipe is being recognized in such a way,” says

Klara Sotonova. “Each cookie is truly made with love and we are excited about

this recognition as we continue to share with the world the treats that have given

my family so much joy for generations”.

“A sofi is the highest honor for products from our members, who bring craft, care

and joy to the specialty food they create. The honor means the product is simply

the best in its category,” says Specialty Food Association President Ann Daw.

The sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not

for profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and

entrepreneurs with more than 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more

information visit klarasgourmet.com and specialtyfood.com/sofi.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit Us At The Fancy Food Show at Booth # 4804. To

interview Klara Sotonova, obtain samples or high-resolution product photos,

contact Dana Swinney, DRS Media Consulting 413-426-9539 or



Klara’s Gourmet Cookies, located in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts

was founded in 2006. They pride themselves in producing classic cookies from

recipes that have been in Klara’s family for generations. Klara’s rich Czech

baking traditions were passed down from her grandmother, as it had been done

in her family for generations. It is that tradition she now brings to you.