San Angel Mole Cascabel Sauce Wins 2009 sofi™ Gold Award for Outstanding Soup, Stew Bean or Chili from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade

San Angel Mole is recognized for its Cascabel varietal chile sauce at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Los Angeles, CA, August 02, 2009 --( San Angel Mole Cascabel Sauce has been named Outstanding Soup, Stew Bean or Chili of 2009 in the 37th annual sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. The sofi Awards recognize excellence in specialty food and beverages and are a coveted industry honor. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.

The sauce was one of 128 Silver Finalists selected from 1,997 contenders across 33 categories by a national panel of specialty food experts. The winners were announced at a red-carpet ceremony at the 55th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Noted chef Ming Tsai presented Tim McCarthy, founder of San Angel Mole, with his sofi Gold Award, a chef statue.

McCarthy said, “At San Angel Mole our goal is to produce authentic sauces which capture the essence of Mexican culinary traditions. Receiving the sofi™ Gold Award validates our vision for the company.” San Angel Mole Cascabel Sauce is the first in our line of varietal chile sauces and its versatility makes it a customer favorite. McCarthy, a former elctro-optics engineer, developed the line of authentic Mexican sauces after spending several years in the kitchens of top Los Angeles restaurants including Patina, Alex and Lucques.

The San Angel Mole Company is also noted for it regional moles; Red in the style of mole poblano and Black, a Oaxacan mole negro. Recipes are available at This line of products is available at Dean & DeLuca, Bristol Farms, Whole Foods and gourmet specialty stores throughout the country.

The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 with more than 2,900 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT, go to

“This year’s innovative group of sofi Gold winners is clear evidence that the specialty food industry remains a great place for entrepreneurs to create distinctive products that delight consumers,” said Ann Daw, president of the NASFT.

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