Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 24, 2019 – Blue Ribbon Meats Inc., Cleveland, was presented the Foodservice Dedication to Excellence awrad by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

The award recognizes Blue Ribbon Meats as a long-time partner for its dedication to excellence, commitment and passion for delivering top-quality beef to restaurants. Throughout nearly 25 years of offering the branded beef, the distributor has worked closely with chefs to guide their success with center-of-the-plate beef menu items. The company provides a personal approach to business, where every meat order is custom cut, packed and delivered.

“What we do at Blue Ribbon is we serve people what they want, when they want it and how they want it,” says Tom Salopek, Certified Angus Beef ® brand Specialist. “Trust isn’t built by one order or by a sales spiel; it’s about making orders and delivering the right product over and over and over.”

The third-generation family business builds its reputation on superior meats and seafood and professional service, and Michael Radis, proprietor and president of sales, guides Blue Ribbon to lead with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand and its Prime and Natural product lines to ensure customer satisfaction. The team works closely with each customer to select the best cuts for the menu and identify the branded beef on menus to assure restaurant patrons of its quality.

Additionally, Blue Ribbon has invited chefs to the Certified Angus Beef ® Culinary Center for hands-on beef cutting and culinary sessions, and customers to a family-owned Angus cattle farm to learn about beef quality from farm to table. Company trucks are also adorned with the brand’s logo, making a statement of quality throughout the marketplace.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created over 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.