Over 800 people gathered tonight to pay tribute to 146 Good Food Award Winners of 2015. Passing beneath the majestic Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda, the numerous farmers, chefs, journalists, and activists united to celebrate the exceptional food crafters included luminaries Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Nell Newman and keynote speaker Mark Bittman.
The winners harkened from 33 states, having risen to the top amongst 1,462 entries in a Blind Tasting with 182 judges held in September. The highest scoring entries were submitted to a rigorous vetting process to verify they met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria to win a Good Food Award. This year’s Good Food Award winners represent the forefront of American craft food, making products that are delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions. As Good Food Awards Founder Sarah Weiner noted in her closing remarks: “Wed to a vision of a better, more delicious world, all of you have chosen to be creators. Beyond the not trifling feat of making something utterly delicious, what you do and the way you do it creates tighter, stronger, more just societies.”
About the Good Food Awards The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. Seedling Projects 501 (c) 3 organizes the Awards in collaboration with a broad community of food producers, food writers and passionate food-lovers. Find more information at: seedlingprojects.org and goodfoodawards.org.
Sponsors We would like to specially thank presenting sponsor the Good Food Retailers Collaborative, comprised of eleven exceptional independent retailers: Bi-Rite Market, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Canyon Market, Di Bruno Brothers, Glen's Garden Market, The Greene Grape, Liberty Heights Fresh, Market Hall Foods, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, SHED and Zingerman's. Our gratitude also goes to five-year premiere sponsors Williams-Sonoma and Bi-Rite Market, together with lead sponsor Dominic Philips Event Marketing, CUESA, Veritable Vegetable, New Resource Bank, Equity Offices, Organic Valley and Impact Hub Bay Area.