Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award
The Fred Ruiz Entrepreneurial Award supports the mission of the Expo through mentorship and guidance from the founder behind one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the region.
Named in honor of Fred Ruiz, founder of Ruiz Food Products, Inc., this award honors companies who have the same vision and qualities that took Ruiz Foods from a small, family start-up to the largest frozen Mexican food manufacturer in the United States, and exhibit leadership, innovation and community stewardship that have positively impacted the Central California food industry.
2017 Award Details Coming Soon!
“This award further celebrates my father’s entrepreneurial spirit and his desire to mentor other Valley entrepreneurs, while further encouraging the growth of Valley food production companies and establishing deeper industry relationships.”
Chairman, Ruiz Foods, and daughter of Fred Ruiz