Cingari Family ShopRite’s Executive Chef Wins Supermarket News 2023 Foodservice at Retail Innovators Award

Industry: Retail

The Award Shines a Light on Those Raising the Bar in Grocery Foodservice and Prepared Foods Innovation

Stamford, CT (PRUnderground) May 16th, 2023

Cingari Family ShopRite, the family-owned and operated Connecticut-based company, announced today that its Executive Chef, David Cingari, has been named the winner of the Supermarket News 2023 Foodservice at Retail Innovator’s Award. Each year, the Foodservice at Retail Innovator’s Award spotlights forward-thinking brands and individuals doing amazing things in grocery foodservice and prepared foods.

The Supermarket News Foodservice at Retail Innovator’s Award recognizes Chef Cingari’s ability to combine his passion for food with a commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. Under his culinary leadership, Cingari Family ShopRite has become a destination for area customers seeking fresh, delicious meals and exceptional customer service. The family owns and operates 12 ShopRite locations across Connecticut.

Chef Cingari himself is well-respected in the Connecticut area, with over 30 years of experience in the food industry. As Executive Chef of Cingari Family ShopRite, he has set a new standard for food service. His innovative approach to menu creation has earned him numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, such as being named the Recipient of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce Company of the Year award in 2009 for his premier catering company, David’s Soundview Catering. The Supermarket News 2023 Foodservice at Retail Innovator’s Award is his latest win.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this award recognition,” says Chef Cingari. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Cingari Family ShopRite team, and our commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services. I look forward to creating even more exciting new food experiences for our customers.”

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About Cingari Family ShopRite

After losing his job to the Depression, Salvatore Cingari bought an old school bus, loaded it with fresh produce and became a successful grocer. In 1943, he moved to his first building and soon his sons joined him in the business. In 1991 the Cingari’s stores became members of the Wakefern/ShopRite cooperative. Today, the third and fourth generations of Cingari’s own and operate 12 ShopRite locations in Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. Cingari Family ShopRite is dedicated to supporting the many needs of its community. In a family-owned operation, the family lives and works in the communities it serves, delivering ShopRite’s traditional low prices to customers and offering the kind of customer service and personal touch only a neighbor can provide.

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