Heritage Supplier Diversity Award

Sysco is pleased to recognize the suppliers who contribute so much in helping us meet the changing demands of the foodservice industry. To show our appreciation for the outstanding contributions of our diverse suppliers, Sysco presents the Heritage Supplier Diversity Award to three minority or woman-owned supplier partners each year.

These suppliers are recognized for demonstrating excellence in the areas of sales growth through innovative and high quality products while effectively supporting our Operating Companies and Customers.  
In October 2017, Sysco announced our 2017 Supplier Diversity Heritage Award winners:

Congratulations to all of Sysco’s Heritage Supplier Diversity Award Winners! 

2016 Gold Award Winner

County Fair Food Products is a Certified Woman-Owned fresh packer of pickle products company that has been family owned and operated for 107 years. They continue to provide value, innovative products, excellent customer service and lead with their reputation of honesty and integrity.. County Fair Food Products was recognized for their annual increased sales and case growth by more than 100% and category management award.

County Fair Food Products

Sysco Gold Heritage Award Winners – County Fair Food Products
(L - R: Brian Todd, Bill Delaney, Leslie Kruger, Greg Burns, Brian Sell, Tom Bene)

2016 Silver Award Winner

The Fishin’ Company is a Certified Woman-Owned seafood company that is the largest importer of tilapia in the world and one of the largest frozen fish importers. They have been in business since 2002. They have processing sites located around the world. They offer both private labeling and branded items. Their newest brand The Rising Tide, includes both commodity and value add items. Their key principles are supplying the highest quality products, at the lowest prices possible, while providing an unmatchable level of customer service.

The Fishin’ Company

2016 Bronze Award Winner

Badia Spices is a Certified Minority-Owned Spice food company. They have been in business for more than 30 years. They have brought to market the best ingredients from all corners the world. They set themselves apart by providing products rich in flavor, aroma and color, taste and value.

Badia Spices

Previous Heritage Award Winners

Year Gold Silver  Bronze
2016 Mann Packing Co. County Fair Food Products Ruiz Food Products
2015 Slade Gorton Co. Ole' Mexican Foods Badia Spices
2014 Bigelow Tea Carla's Pasta Mann Packing Co.
2013 Renaissance Man Foods Windsor Foods Lemon-X
2012 Best Maid Cookie Company King Cheesecake Company Sir Aubrey's Tea Company
2011 Honolulu Fish Company Velvet Ice Cream King Cheesecake Company
2010 Renaissance Man Foods Signature Bread Carla's Pasta
2009 Windsor Foods Sweet Street Carla's Pasta
2008 Carla's Pasta Windsor Foods Signature Bread
2007 Carla's Pasta Abco Mop & Broom Windsor Foods
2006 Renaissance Man Foods Carla's Pasta Best Maid Cookie Company
2005 Ocean Duke Seafood Renaissance Man Foods Caritas Ranch BBQ
2004 Carla's Pasta Renaissance Man Foods All Round Foods

Featured Supplier

Company Profile

Sweet Endings Desserts is a Certified Woman-Owned dessert manufacturing company that has been in business for more than twenty-eight years. Sweet Endings prides itself with a belief that desserts should be baked from scratch with quality, simple, real ingredients.

Mission Statement

To bake desserts that chefs are proud to call their own. We invite you to Taste and See the difference of a Sweet Endings Dessert!

Company History

Sweet Endings began out of Judy’s home kitchen twenty-eight years ago with a passion for baking scratch desserts, a hand-held mixer and $250.00 for ingredients. In the beginning, Judy baked, boxed and delivered the cakes to local establishments. To this day, the Sweet Endings team have the same belief that all desserts should be baked from scratch with all real ingredients. Sweet Endings is proud to have Chefs call our desserts their own. Sysco has been a valued customer for twenty years. Sysco Miami was Sweet Endings second foodservice distributor. Judy never anticipated the reception she would receive when she introduced the Sweet Endings line to foodservice. From the beginning, Sweet Endings was met with excitement from foodservice customers and eating establishments because of the quality of ingredients, wide variety of unique products that we have to offer. Sweet Endings has always strived to be a niche in the dessert industry. We have grown in the past 28 years to supply to chain restaurants, the United States Military, retail and foodservice customers.


Sweet Endings desserts are developed with a focus on quality real ingredients; striving for excellence in the dessert arena. Sweet Endings uses whole milk, heavy cream, unsalted butter, real eggs, Vermont cream cheese, the finest chocolates, real fruit, fresh carrots and fresh Florida juices. One bite and you will taste the difference of our scratch baked desserts.

Sweet Endings product line includes:

Five, three, two and single layer cakes


Individual Serving Desserts

Deep Dish Crumples


No Sugar Added Desserts



Bar Desserts


Noticing the high demand for healthier eating, Sweet Endings saw a void in today’s dessert offerings to foodservice. When Judy’s daughters refused to eat dessert at restaurants that were not vegan, she realized the need for a vegan dessert alternative. This new line will offer vegan, organic and all natural cookies, protein cookies, bars, brownies, individual serving desserts and muffins.

• Sweet Endings is inspected by Cook & Thurber, the United States Military, the FDA and the Department of Agriculture.

• We are a minority woman owned business

• We are certified Kosher dairy by the ORB

To review Sweet Endings catalog click the link below:


Try this for the holidays!

For more information about Sweet Endings, please visit their website,

http://www.sweetendingsdesserts.com/ or contact them at:

Sweet Endings

1220 Okeechobee Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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