The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly Announces
the 2004 Winners of ...
THE OFFICIAL FISH PRODUCTS DAY
The FPD 2004 award winners are as follows:
2004 Winner: Dave Skelton, for his most delicious crawfish and corn soup (very similar to his 2001 newcomer-award-winning shrimp and corn soup).
2.) The Agreda/Lichtenstein Goldfish Award for Most Memorable Performance. The reasons why someone might win this award are as far-flung as your imagination will take you.
2004 Winner: John Franjione, the hands-down winner, for a grand entrance which electrified the entire 7th floor (fish-eaters and non-fish-eaters alike), as John came strolling down the 7th-floor hallway wearing an amazing, full-body shark costume. It was shocking, and wonderful, and shockingly wonderful. Just when FPD revelers thought they had seen it all, along came another first for Fish Products Day. FPD 1990 had The Goldfish Incident – and now FPD 2004 had The Shark Incident.
3.) The Steve Janulis Fish Paste Award for Best Performance by a Newcomer. This award is designed to encourage FPD participation by our newer employees - not limited to first-year employees, necessarily, but aimed more at high-quality FPD participation early in one's career.
2004 Winner: Randy Gardner, attending his first FPD after
4.) The Humphrey Bass-o-Matic Award for Most Unique, Most Disgusting, or Most Uniquely Disgusting Fish Product. ‘Nuff said.
2004 Winner: Cal Churn, strictly on the “unique” side of this award, for his colorful, creative, and artistic tuna wreath – a.k.a. “festive feta cheese/ smoked tuna wreath garnished with spinach leaves, dried cranberries, and red pepper”, where the spinach leaves on top served as the wreath’s greenery, and the red peppers were sliced and arranged so as to make a fashionable red bow. A true feast for the eyes, as well as the taste buds.
5.) The “Wild-Card” Award. This award is designed to recognize FPD participation which is deserving of recognition but which doesn’t quite fit into any of the other award categories.
2004 Winner: Wayne Chastain, for his Mediterranean Fish Stew, which was a unique and flavorful crowd-pleaser.
And finally, some Honorable Mentions:
Congratulations, one and all. “Sea” you next year!