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

1990         
Clarence Birdseye · Birdseye Frozen Foods
John F. Baugh · Sysco Corporation
C. James McNutt · Campbell Sales Company
Robert E. Rich · Rich Products Corporation

1991
Murray Lender · H. Lender & Sons
Theodore McCaffray · National Frozen Foods Corp.
John Rotelle · Rotelle, Inc.

1992
Vernon Stouffer · Stouffer Foods Corporation
Edward J. Watson · Lamb Weston, Inc.

1993         
Ellis Arnall · Arnall, Golden & Gregory
Charles Lubin · Sara Lee Bakery
Rose Totino · Pillsbury Company

1994         
Arthur Boone · FrosTex Frozen Food, Inc.
Jack Fox · Minute Maid Co.
J.R. Simplot · J. R. Simplot Co.

1995         
L. Scott Cunningham · United Grocers, Inc.
John Inglis · JIFFCO

1996         
Robert K. Pedersen · Ore-Ida Foods
Robert E. Rich, Jr. · Rich Products Corporation
Al Rosenfeld · Frozen Food Age

1997         
Edward K. Driebe · Pocono Produce Company, Inc.
Philip B. Fletcher · ConAgra, Inc.
Jeno F. Paulucci · Luigino’s, Inc.

1998         
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

1999         
Ardell Barnes · CS Integrated LLC
Frank Cassata · Buitoni Foods.
Senator Gordon Smith · Smith Frozen Foods, Inc.

2000         
Sam Bailin · Samuel I. Bailin, Inc.
Charles Seabrook · Seabrook Brothers & Sons, Inc.
Jerry Waxler · Asmussen Waxler Group

2001         
Milan D. Smith · Smith Frozen Foods
Walter L. Smith · NORPAC Foods

2002         
Robert Gruber · Blue Water Seafoods
Stephen McCaffray · National Frozen Foods Corp.
Marvin Schwan · Schwan’s Sales Enterprises
John Woodhouse · Sysco Corp.

2003         
James M. Biggar · Nestle USA
Thomas B. House · American Frozen Food Institute
Monte Thornto · Publix Super Markets

2005         
Rosemary Driebe Olofsson · Pocono Produce Company, Inc.
Earl Smittcamp · Wawona Frozen Foods
James O. Tankersley · The Pictsweet Company

2006         
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.

2008         
Saul Beck · Frozen Food Digest Magazine / Quick Frozen Foods
Alfred Schwan · The Schwan Food Company

2009         
C. Alan MacDonald · Nestle USA
Herbert Irving · Sysco Corporation

2011         
Robert D. Burris · Burris Logistics
A. Ray Walker Patterson · Vegetable Company

2012        
Reid Wagstaff · J.M. Smucker Company
Nevin Montgomery · National Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association, Inc.
Benjamin Zdatny · White Rose, Inc.

2014        
Julia T. Wells · The Pictsweet Company

2015        
William P. Boone · Foodservice Management Systems
Timothy A. Carper · Atlantic Natural Food Resources, LLC

2017        
E. Glen Grader · Oxnard Frozen Foods
Bill Smittcamp · Wawona Frozen Foods
Ron Suchecki · Mrs. T’s Pierogies

2018         
Roger Robbe · SUPERVALU, Inc.
Gary Spinazze · Nash Finch Company

2020
J. William “Bill” Hudson · Global Cold Chain Alliance
Tom Madden · Rite Stuff Foods
David E. Moore · Superior Foods