In a cook-off to benefit the FMI Foundation, Kroger and Kellogg collaborate to win first place.

February 2, 2023

The mission of the foundation is to advance knowledge in the fields of health and welfare.

31 January 2023, Cincinnati /PRNewswire — America’s largest retailer, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and the Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), today announced that their team of chefs won the Gold Mitt Award for Best Theme Execution in the Stir it Up! live cooking competition hosted by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation in Orlando, Florida, as part of the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference. Suppliers and retailers competed to come up with the finest family dinner and theme. With their prize-winning cuisine and theme, Kellogg Company Chefs Matt Jost and Becca Kapela and Kroger Our Brands Chef Mike Florea took home the top prizes.

Symbol for The Kroger Co. (PRNewsfoto/The Kroger Co.)

Nothing unites people like food and a worthwhile cause, according to Kroger Chef Mike Florea. “It was an honour to collaborate with Kellogg to develop a daring family supper that promotes camaraderie and funds the food safety and nutrition initiatives of the FMI Foundation. We are happy to have created a menu that emphasises several of our different brands and makes dishes that are simple and reasonably priced for consumers across the nation, despite the fierce competition from our fellow chefs.”

The FMI Foundation, which is committed to delivering essential research and education to address issues with food safety, health, and nutrition, received 100% of the event’s earnings, which totaled more than $730,000.

Erin Riggs, Vice President of the Kellogg Kroger team, remarked, “Working with Kroger to get inventive with our items for the benefit of others was simply amazing. “Such occasions beautifully compliment our mission to build better days and a seat at the table for everyone.”

The unstoppable chef team dazzled the panel of judges with a sweet and savoury cuisine that included five dishes and was influenced by strong flavours, including:

Private Selection® pork loin stew with apple and avocado pico
Avocado salad with Cheez-It sope with Morning Star chick’n tinga
Refried beans, cilantro lime rice, and ranchero sauce are available at Kroger.
Salted caramel-filled churros and strawberry milkshake milk with cereal whipped cream
drunken churro Served with a toasted waffle stick, the egg nog milkshake
Complete recipes may be available here, and they can be used by at-home cooks to recreate the award-winning cuisine, which includes client brand favourites like:

Kroger Kroger Mercado Cheez-It Eggo Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Kroger
Pringles, Pringles Private Selection, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, and Simple Truth are examples of brands.
Customers can use Kroger Pickup or Boost by Kroger Plus, the annual grocery delivery membership that can save them up to $1,000 per year on fuel and groceries delivery, to get your favourite Kroger and Kellogg brands delivered. Customers who qualify can now sign up for a free 30-day trial of the Boost by Kroger Plus subscription or pay as little as $7.99 per month to enrol.

About Kroger
At The  Kroger  Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of  banner names , serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), our vision is a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled. We are creating better days and a place at the table for everyone through our trusted food brands. Our beloved brands include Pringles®, Cheez-It®, Special K®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, Kashi®, RXBAR®, MorningStar Farms® and more. Net sales in 2021 were nearly $14.2 billion, comprised principally of snacks as well as convenience foods like cereal, frozen foods, and noodles. As part of our Kellogg’s® Better Days ESG strategy, we’re addressing the interconnected issues of wellbeing, climate and food security, creating Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030. Visit


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