Sabra Dipping Company Rescues Firefighter From Culinary Rut

ASTORIA, N.Y. — Sabra Dipping Company, the leading manufacturer of refrigerated flavored dips, today announced the winner of their Taste Intervention competition. Local Philadelphia Firefighter Ray Clothier won the grand prize including a trip to Turkey. While there, Ray will attend Mediterranean Cooking School to bring him and a friend on a taste adventure.

Launched in conjunction with an advertising campaign and experiential tour, the Sabra Taste Intervention invited Sabra fans to nominate individuals who have fallen into a food rut for a "taste intervention." The entrants received votes from fans, with the finalists being judged by an expert panel of food connoisseurs including journalist Jennifer Lee, food reviewer and writer Kimberly Vetrano, nutritionist Heidi Skolnik, author and blogger Stephanie Im, food columnist and author Bonnie Tandy Leblang, and cookbook author and Aviva Goldfarb.

Ray is a main cook for the crew at Fire Station 56 in Philadelphia, and says "The members of Engine 56 work hard and deserve good food. I cook a lot of basic meals for my crew currently, and this trip is going to allow me to expand my abilities so that I can give the hard working members of Engine 56 new, delicious and healthy meals instead of the same thing week in and out. Engine 56 is like family to me and deserves only the best."

In addition to the grand prize, Sabra also awarded three winners a Taste Intervention in their own home with a meal prepared by Sabra Chef Colombe Jacobsen. Ten other winners will receive Taste Intervention kits delivered to their home to help them break out eating the same types of foods day after day.

About Sabra Dipping Company, LLC

Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is a leader in the refrigerated dips and spreads category and producer of America's top-selling hummus. Sabra's award-winning hummus, available in more than a dozen flavors, and a wide range of authentic, healthy and vegetarian dips and spreads such as Babaganoush, Ratatouille and Turkish Salad can be found nationwide in club stores, supermarkets, specialty retailers and through food service. Visit Sabra at, on Twitter at and on Facebook at

Source: Sabra Dipping Company