Like stars, six Heber Valley businesses will receive their Best of State awards at the Salt Palace Convention Center “Best of State Gala” in May of this year.
Those receiving this high honor include - the Blue boar Inn & Restaurant, Dairy Keen, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, Café Galleria, Nitro-Pak, and Red Ledges.
“Best of State candidates demonstrate achievement and excellence in their fields of endeavor, producing superior results and outcomes”, say the Best of State organizers, and based on the judging criteria, the task was quite colossal. Candidates who “excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches or methods, and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah” are those nominees chosen by a panel of independent judges in their category.
“The success of these businesses shows that our economic and business environments are strong and competitive, proving that Heber Valley still has a great entrepreneurial spirit,” says Starks. “We are very proud of the success of these businesses, for all their hard work, and dedication to their craft.”
Warm and inviting, the Blue Boar Inn exceeds expectations by welcoming guests to their candle lit, Old-Style European dining room where they instantly feel relaxed and pampered. After dining, guests retreat to a spacious, comfortable room where they are met with elegance and luxury. Taking home three Best of State wins in Northern European, Plated Brunch, and the Bed & Breakfast categories, the Blue Boar Inn excelled in award qualifications.
Well known and loved from miles around, it would be easy to see why Dairy Keen was awarded top spot in three categories. From the young to the young at heart, visitors return time and again for their famous shakes, homemade soups, and the Train Burger. For added fun, diners look up to watch the train make its way around the tracks above. The three category wins this year for Dairy Keen are - Fast Food, Soup, and Specialty Foods.
True “farm-to-table” concepts are played out at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese as the whole artisan process begins with happy cows, and ends in the creamery where visitors view the process of cheese-making, purchase cheese and local goods, and experience the “Farmer’s Touch” of the family farm. With over 40 different crafted cheeses, Heber Valley Cheese is sure to please. This year, Heber Valley Artisan took home the award for best Dairy Product.
Café Galleria is an artisan pizza restaurant in Midway, blending art and pizza in a local eatery. Guests enjoy traditional pizzas from a wood-fired oven in one of Heber Valley’s most serene settings. This year Café Galleria took home the for best New York Style pizza.
Whether you are preparing for an emergency, or planning a safe back-packing trip, Nitro Pak has you covered. From professional and helpful 5-Star customer service, to creating paks and supplies for your convenience, this is the place to go for all your preparedness needs. Nitro Pak was once again awarded best Preparedness Foods and Supplies in Utah.
Another win for Red Ledges Golf Course rounds out our Heber Valley shining stars. Unique landscape, beautiful scenery, and two Jack Nicklaus designed courses designate Red Ledges as a world-class, private range. Selected as the best Golf Course in Utah, Red Ledges does it again.