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.

Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice: 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.

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

Barilo’s Fine Sausage
2011: Turkey Pastrami
2009: Cervelat Salami
Bona Foods
2011: Sweet Cooked Capocollo, Paisanella Hot Salami, Casalingo Sausage Hot, Prosciutto Delizia
2009: Sweet Italian Sausage, Paisanella Salami, Pancetta Round
Brian Quinn’s Meats
2014 Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice: Quinn’s Regular Beef Jerky
2014 Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice: Quinn’s Beef and Pork Snack Sticks
2012 Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice: Chicken Teriyaki Jerky
2010 People’s Choice: Pork Teriyaki Jerky
2008 People’s Choice: Chicken Jerky
D&D Poultry
2009: Authentic Greek Chicken Gyros Cone, Gyros Wraps, Stuffed Feta & Spinach Flattened Chicken Breast
Florence Meats
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
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
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
Lavergne Western Beef
2013: Lavergne’s Kielbasa, Lavergne’s Cold Spiced Bacon
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
Salumeria Il Tagliere Ltd.
2013: Spalla Di San Secondo, Artisan Capocollo, Artisan Salame Felino
Schinkel’s Legacy
2013: All Beef Wiener
2012 Dave Tiller’s People’s Choice: 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
2013: Jalapeno and Cheese Smokies
Sikorski Sausages Co. Ltd.
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
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 Kitchen
2009: Maple Sugar Ham, Prime Rib Stew, Prime Rib Sausage
Townsend Butchers
2011: Townsend Butchers Medium Pepperettes
2009: Bacon
VG Meats
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