Award Winning Members

Ontario Finest Meat Competition:

In 1987, OIMP launched its first meat competition with product categories that embrace both modern trends and the enduring heritage of Ontario’s artisan meat and poultry products. The competition, which is exclusive to OIMP members, moved from an annual to a biennial event in 2003. Attracting nearly 150 entries made from Ontario meat and poultry, this event draws a stellar roster of knowledgeable, influential judges including retail buyers, media, and chefs determining the Platinum, Gold, and Silver award winners, which are presented at the OIMP Awards Gala.

Ron Usborne Award of Excellence:

The Ron Usborne Award of Excellence represents the pinnacle of excellence in the meat industry. This prestigious award is granted to the company that achieves the highest total accumulated scores across all product categories.
Award Winners:
2017: VG Meats
Halenda’s Fine Foods
2013: Halenda’s Fine Foods
2011: Halenda’s Fine Foods
2009: VG Meats
2007: VG Meats

Diamond Award:

Starting in 2015, the Diamond Award was introduced to recognize a truly excellent product. This award is granted to the company whose product was so exceptional that they achieved the single highest score across all categories.
Award Winners:
Halenda’s Meats – Double Smoked Bacon
2015: Speducci Mercatto – Paganelli’s Gentile Salami

Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice Award:

Since 2004, this peer-evaluated competition of snack sticks and jerky products takes place biennially at OIMP’s The Meating Place. Entrance in the competition is exclusive to OIMP business members with the winners announced at the Awards Banquet.
Award Winners:
Denninger’s – Landjäger Meat Stick
2016: Franz’s Butcher Shop – Magnificent Maple Jerky 
2014: Brian Quinn’s Meats – Beef and Pork Snack Stick
2014: Brian Quinn’s Meats – Quinn’s Regular Beef Jerky
2012: Schinkel’s Legacy – Mild Pepperoni Snack Stick
2012: Brian Quinn’s Meats – Chicken Teriyaki Jerky
2010: West Grey Premium Beef – “Big Bruce” Honey Garlic Beef Stick 
2010: Brian Quinn’s Meats – Pork Teriyaki Jerky
Stemmler Meats – Pepperoni Snack Stick
2008: Brian Quinn’s Meats – Chicken Jerky

Meet our winning members and check out their award-winning products:


Barilo’s Fine Sausage
2015: Karbonad – Roasted Pork Loin, Smoked Bologna in Natural Beef Casing, Krakowska Sausage
2011: Turkey Pastrami
2009: Cervelat Salami
Brian Quinn’s Meats
2014: Quinn’s Regular Beef Jerky, Beef and Pork Snack Sticks
2012: Chicken Teriyaki Jerky
2010: Pork Teriyaki Jerky
2008: Chicken Jerky
D&D Poultry
2009: Authentic Greek Chicken Gyros Cone, Gyros Wraps, Stuffed Feta & Spinach Flattened Chicken Breast
2017: Smoked Maple Black Forest Style Ham, Hungarian-Style Csabai Salami
2016: Landjägger Meat Stick
Finest Sausage and Meat
2017: Finest Spiced Turkey
Florence Meats
2015: Kranska Sausage
2013: Chi Chi Chipotle Bacon
2012: Chi Chi Chipotle Burger, Italian Stallion Lamb Burger
2011: Pork Side Bacon, Kranska Smoked Pork Sausage
2009: Salami Casalingo, Prosciutto, Kranska
Franz’s Butchershop & Catering
2017: Smoked Curry Mango, Maple Back Bacon
2016: Magnificent Maple Jerky
2015: Jalapeño & Cheddar Sausage
2013: Smoked Sundried Tomato and Parmesan Turkey Sausage, Apple and Cinnamon Back Bacon, Franz’s Maple Bacon
2011: Sundried Tomato & Basil Sausage, Smoked Black Bean & Salsa Sausage
2009: Kolbossa, Country Smoked Bacon, Black Forest Ham
Halenda’s Fine Foods
2017: Double Smoked Bacon, Ukrainian Smoked Bacon, Montreal Smoked Brisket, Homestyle Turkey Breast, Lacshinkin, Veal Wiener, Kranska
2015: Peppercorn Peameal, BBQ Breakfast Bacon, Traditional Ukrainian Smoked Bacon, Eco Black Forest Ham, Mishka – Mini Dinner Ham, Ham Kobassa, Country Kobassa, Koby Dogs, Hunter Garlic Sausage, Jalapeño Sausage, Fiesta Garlic Smokie
2013: Roasted Canadian Maple Back Bacon, Montreal Smoked Meat, Diamond Black Forest Ham, Stuffed Bacon with Paprika, Sremska, Ham Kobassa, Hand Carved Turkey Breast, Necken, Smoked Breakfast Bacon, Fiesta Sausage, Kranksa
2011: Smoked Suckling Ham, Csabai Hot, Necken, Hand Carved Oven Roasted Turkey, Smoked Back Bacon, Suduk, Lacshinken, Home Style Roasted Turkey Breasts, Dry Cured Beef, Orange Smokies
2009: Center Cut Smoked Chops, Dinner Style Sausage, Porketta, Black Forest Ham, Double Smoked Ham Kobassa
Hayter’s Farm
2012: Hayter’s Farm Garlic Turkey Burger
2017: Beef Sudjuk
Lavergne Western Beef
2017: Hungarian Csabai
2013: Lavergne’s Kielbasa, Lavergne’s Cold Spiced Bacon
L’Orignal Packing
2017: Kielbasa
Marini Foods
2015: Marini Mortadella, Rea Dry Cured Capocolli, Rea Cacciatore Mild
2011: Sweet Cooked Capocollo, Paisanella Hot Salami, Casalingo Sausage Hot, Prosciutto Delizia
2009: Sweet Italian Sausage, Paisanella Salami, Pancetta Round
Metzger Meat Products
2013: Traditional Style Side Bacon
2012: Metzger’s Prime Beef Burger, Metzger’s Zesty Pork Burger
2011: Traditional Style Side Bacon, Broccoli Pork Roast
Oakville Meats
2017:Tiroler Salami, Farmer’s Sausage Mild
2017: Wild Boar Capocollo, Lamb Prosciutto, Gentile Salami
2015: Pancetta Rolled, Lonza, Gentile Salami, Fennel Cacciatore
Salumeria Il Tagliere Ltd.
2015: Artisan True Salame Felino
2013: Spalla Di San Secondo, Artisan Capocollo, Artisan Salame Felino
Schinkel’s Legacy
2013: All Beef Wiener
2012: Mild Snack Stick
2011: Smoked Back Bacon, Turkey Kielbossa Coil, Ballpark Wiener, Black Forest Ham, Football Ham, Smoked Turkey Breast, Oven Roast Turkey Breast
2009: Turkey Kielbossa, Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage
Seed to Sausage
2015: Montreal Smoked Meat,
2013: Jalapeno and Cheese Smokies
Sikorski Sausages Co. Ltd.
2017:Porchetta/Slow Roasted Pork Belly Roll, All Beef Salami, Hetmanska Ham, Polish Ham Kolbassa Ring, Petite Pepperettes, Dried Krakowska, Debrecyna BBQ Sausage with Cheese, Debrecyna BBQ Sausage
2015: Rosemary Bacon, Montreal Smoked Beef, Roast Beef Dry Cured with Sea Salt, Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Turkey Breast, Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Vienna Wiener
2013: Lackschinken, Montreal Smoked Beef, Grandpa Ham, Garlic Sausage/Swojska, Wood Smoked Bacon, Hungarian Sausage

Springer’s Meats
2011: Smoked Whole Pork Leg Ham, Pork and Beef Wieners
Sprucedale Quality Meats
2013: Debraziners Smokies
Stemmler’s Meats
2017: Cured Pork Back in Cornmeal, Pepper Bacon, Double Smoked Bacon, Fire Roasted Red Pepper & Olive, Jumbo Beef & Pork Wiener, Texas Jalapeno with Cheddar Sausage
2015: Double Smoked Side Bacon, Fire Roasted Red Pepper and Olives, Beef & Pork Summer Sausage
2013: Smoked Pepper Bacon, Jumbo Wiener (Pork & Beef)
2011: Black Forest Ham, Corned Beef, Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage, Smoked Montreal Bacon
2009: Montreal Smoked Bacon, Corned Beef, Beef Summer Sausage
2008: People’s Choice: Pepperoni Snack Sticks
The Village Grocer
2015: Roasted Turkey Breast, Cheddar Smokies
2009: Maple Sugar Ham, Prime Rib Stew, Prime Rib Sausage
Townsend Butchers
2011: Townsend Butchers Medium Pepperettes
2009: Bacon
VG Meats
2017: Smoked back Bacon, Cowboy Coffee Rubbed Breakfast Bacon, Beef Pastrami, Chipotle Rubbed Roast Beef, Boneless Country Style Ham, Turkey Kielbassa, Smoked Turkey,
2015: Coffee Rubbed Back Bacon, Cowboy Coffee Rubbed Side Bacon, Breakfast Bacon, Boneless Country Style Smoked Ham, Pork Wiener
2013: Roast Beef, Black Forest Ham, Boneless Country Style Smoked Ham, Kielbasa Roll, Smoked Turducken, Beef Wieners
2011: Turkey Kielbassa, Crackled Ham Roast, Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage, Premium Pork Hot Dog, Chipotle Beef Roast, Lamb Tzatziki Sausage, Apple Cinnamon Glazed Back Bacon Ham Kielbassa, Roast Beef
2009: Kielbasa Roll, Country Style Smoked Ham, Lomo Embuchado, Chicken Pot Pie, Spinach and Feta Chicken Sausage, New York Striploin
Vik’s Country Meats
2012: Back Country Bourbon Burger (Crowned the 2012 Ultimate Fresh Burger) 
West Grey Premium Beef
2010: People’s Choice Award: Big Bruce Honey Garlic Beef Stick
2009: Ontario’s Pride Striploin Steak, Ontario’s Pride Striploin Steak