Refrigerated and frozen food processors were among suppliers honored with annual awards by restaurant operatorT.G.I. Friday's USA , Carrollton, Texas.

Speaking at a June 28 Supplier Recognition Dinner in Orlando, T.G.I. Friday's President & COO John Neitzel noted, "We are pleased to honor these exceptional supplier partners, all of whom excel in their respective roles for T.G.I. Friday's USA."

Honorees include:
Vendor of the Year: Protein Solutions
Quality Excellence: T. Marzetti Company
Best New Vendor: John Morrell & Company
Dedication: Cargill Foodservice-Dressings, Sauces & Oils
Innovation: Sunrise Foods LLC
Outstanding Service: FoodSource
Jump Through Hoops: Ventura Foods
V.P. Strategic Sourcing Recognition Award: Simmons Prepared Foods
Purposeful Innovation: Bacardi USA