The Frozen Food Hall of Fame was established in 1990 by the Distinguished Order of Zerocrats, an organization of frozen food industry members whose purpose is to maintain the tradition of promoting the image and advancement of the frozen food industry. These members nominate and vote on the newest inductees, whose dedication and hard work have greatly benefited the industry.  Today, NFRA and AFFI (American Frozen Food Institute) host the annual ceremony honoring the imagination and innovation that have ensured the continued growth and success of the frozen food industry.

Hall of Fame Members

Clarence Birdseye · Birdseye Frozen Foods
John F. Baugh · Sysco Corporation
C. James McNutt · Campbell Sales Company
Robert E. Rich · Rich Products Corporation

Murray Lender · H. Lender & Sons
Theodore McCaffray · National Frozen Foods Corp.
John Rotelle · Rotelle, Inc.

Vernon Stouffer · Stouffer Foods Corporation
Edward J. Watson · Lamb Weston, Inc.

Ellis Arnall · Arnall, Golden & Gregory
Charles Lubin · Sara Lee Bakery
Rose Totino · Pillsbury Company

Arthur Boone · FrosTex Frozen Food, Inc.
Jack Fox · Minute Maid Co.
J.R. Simplot · J. R. Simplot Co.

L. Scott Cunningham · United Grocers, Inc.
John Inglis · JIFFCO

Robert K. Pedersen · Ore-Ida Foods
Robert E. Rich, Jr. · Rich Products Corporation
Al Rosenfeld · Frozen Food Age

Edward K. Driebe · Pocono Produce Company, Inc.
Philip B. Fletcher · ConAgra, Inc.
Jeno F. Paulucci · Luigino’s, Inc.

John E. “Jack” Burris · Burris Foods, Inc.
John A.  Ielmini · Patterson Frozen Foods, Inc.
Joseph D. Marshburn · Citrus World, Inc.
Gerald E. Thomas · Campbell Soup Company

Ardell Barnes · CS Integrated LLC
Frank Cassata · Buitoni Foods.
Senator Gordon Smith · Smith Frozen Foods, Inc.

Sam Bailin · Samuel I. Bailin, Inc.
Charles Seabrook · Seabrook Brothers & Sons, Inc.
Jerry Waxler · Asmussen Waxler Group

Milan D. Smith · Smith Frozen Foods
Walter L. Smith · NORPAC Foods

Robert Gruber · Blue Water Seafoods
Stephen McCaffray · National Frozen Foods Corp.
Marvin Schwan · Schwan’s Sales Enterprises
John Woodhouse · Sysco Corp.

James M. Biggar · Nestle USA
Thomas B. House · American Frozen Food Institute
Monte Thornto · Publix Super Markets

Rosemary Driebe Olofsson · Pocono Produce Company, Inc.
Earl Smittcamp · Wawona Frozen Foods
James O. Tankersley · The Pictsweet Company

James H. Childers · Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Jack H. Gunn · Allegiance Brokerage Co.
F. Gilbert (Gib) Lamb · Lamb Weston, Inc.
Frederick R. Ruiz · Ruiz Foods, Inc.

Saul Beck · Frozen Food Digest Magazine / Quick Frozen Foods
Alfred Schwan · The Schwan Food Company

C. Alan MacDonald · Nestle USA
Herbert Irving · Sysco Corporation

Robert D. Burris · Burris Logistics
A. Ray Walker Patterson · Vegetable Company

Reid Wagstaff · J.M. Smucker Company
Nevin Montgomery · National Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association, Inc.
Benjamin Zdatny · White Rose, Inc.

Julia T. Wells · The Pictsweet Company

William P. Boone · Foodservice Management Systems
Timothy A. Carper · Atlantic Natural Food Resources, LLC

E. Glen Grader · Oxnard Frozen Foods
Bill Smittcamp · Wawona Frozen Foods
Ron Suchecki · Mrs. T’s Pierogies

Roger Robbe · SUPERVALU, Inc.
Gary Spinazze · Nash Finch Company

J. William “Bill” Hudson · Global Cold Chain Alliance
Tom Madden · Rite Stuff Foods
David E. Moore · Superior Foods