CHILE PEPPER MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES 2001 CONTEST WINNERS
d’Oni Enterprises' Moondance Marinade places first in category,
earns entry to New York City competition this week
2001- Sherman Oaks, CA) For the third time in less than a year, one of
d’Oni Enterprises' specialty sauces has won top honors in a national specialty
sauce and condiment contest. To date, d’Oni products have won awards in
all of the contests they have been submitted to, demonstrating their high appeal
among food industry experts.
company's Moondance Marinade recently was awarded first prize in the marinade
category of the 2001 Fiery Food challenge, the oldest and most prestigious product
judging competition in the zesty, spicy and hot food industry, presented by
Chile Pepper Magazine.
part of the honors, d’Oni Enterprises is one of 38 companies invited by
Chile Pepper Magazine to compete in the Chile Pepper/Pepcid "Complete Heat"
Peoples Choice Award contest on Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday, January
17th, 2001. Spicy products will be judged in a taste-off by a panel of New York
City's finest chefs, food critics, celebrities and writers. A companion contest
will be judged by people on the street as they select the "complete heat"
Dalessandro, President and Founder of d’Oni Enterprises, found d’Oni's
latest award extremely gratifying given the fact that the company and its products
only entered the highly competitive specialty sauce marketplace last year.
thrilled," Dalessandro said. "We've only been in business eight months
and have placed first or second in all of the contests we have entered. What
began as a simple adventure in the kitchen and a dream for the future is now
coming to fruition in ways we could only imagine."
with Moondance Marinade, d’Oni enterprises produces two other products:
Bold as Love honey-habanero mustard and Burning Desire hot sauce. All three
products are made with natural ingredients, little or no preservatives, and
plenty of passion.
took years for us to create and perfect our products," Dalessandro said.
"We carefully studied market statistics to insure that our vision of creating
a "heated gourmet" niche was within reason. During our first year
of business, we've seen our homework pay off as gourmet retailers and their
patrons have been extremely receptive to our products."
products can be purchased on the Internet at www.d-oni.com, and through
specialty retailers through Southern California, Louisiana, Chicago, Texas,
the North East Region and Canada. For more information or a list of retailers
and distributors visit: www.d-oni.com or call 949.240.3053.