Twelfth award highlights producer’s devotion to taste, quality, sustainability and social good
Portland, OR (January 24, 2018) –Olympia Provisions, an authentic and house-made charcuterie and meats company based in Portland, Oregon, has received a 2018 Good Food Award in the charcuterie category for its Chorizo El Rey. This marks the company’s twelfth Good Food Award, an awards program that celebrates artisan products that are both delicious and responsibly produced. Good Food Awards are granted to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients to honor those who push their industries toward craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing the agricultural landscape and building strong communities.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by this extraordinary movement – it is remarkable what this organization has built” said Elias Cairo, head salumist and owner at Olympia Provisions says of the Good Food Awards. “As we continue to grow, we work with our partners and employees to support our environment and we use the Good Food Awards as a gauge to ensure that everything we produce in undeniably delicious and sourced in the most sustainable way possible. ”
El Rey is a spicy, Spanish-style Chorizo. “The King” packs a punch with sweet and smoked paprika, clove, allspice, cayenne and chili flake. Like all Olympia Provisions products, it is handmade locally in Southeast Portland. The nine other current Olympia Provisions products that have been awarded in the past include Loukanika, Saucisson D’Arles, and Pork Liver Mousse (2011), Chorizo Navarre (2012), Salami Cotto (2014), Flaco Paco pepperettes and Salami Etna (2015), Rigani Loukaniko (2016) and Landrauchschinken (2017).
About Good Food Awards
In its eighth year, Good Food Awards were given to winners in 15 categories, from spirits to cheese to coffee. The Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious which also supports sustainability and social good.
About Olympia Provisions
Olympia Provisions, an authentic and house-made charcuterie and meats company based in Portland, Oregon, began as Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria and now offers food-lovers five Portland restaurant locations and online product availability nationwide. Salumist and owner, Elias Cairo, grew up first generation Greek-American, with a father who made charcuterie at home. After five years in Switzerland under master chef Annegret Schlumpf, Cairo completed a chef apprenticeship. Utilizing the finest ingredients, he developed his skills and passion for making charcuterie, and the experience affirmed his beliefs – handmade is better. Back in Portland, Cairo set out to approach the craft of charcuterie with purity and patience, recreating a nearly extinct old world technique that’s seldom seen in America. Visit http://www.olympiaprovisions.