The 176 Winners feted by Alice Waters, Nell Newman, Carlo Petrini and 800 Guests
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 15, 2016) – Over 800 people gathered tonight to pay tribute to 176 Good Food Award Winners of 2016. By the majestic Golden Gate Bridge on the San Francisco Bay numerous farmers, chefs, journalists, and activists united to celebrate the exceptional food crafters including luminaries Alice Waters, Nell Newman and Slow Food Founder, Carlo Petrini.
The winners harken from 33 states, having risen to the fop amongst 1,937 entries in a Blind Tasting with 203 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 Awards – with over two dozen ultimately disqualified. This year’s 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: “Twenty years ago, it took travelling across the globe to encounter something so exquisite that it jolted me into seeing the world with new eyes. Now, you are giving people a taste of how good life can be right here on our own soil…changing America’s definition of Good Food.”
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 fifteen exceptional independent retailers: Bi-Rite Market, The Brooklyn Kitchen, Canyon Market, Cowgirl Creamery, Di Bruno Brothers, Each Peach Market, Foragers Market, Glen’s Garden Market, The Greene Grape, JM Stock Provisions/Harvest Grocery + Supply, Liberty Heights Fresh, Market Hall Foods, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, SHED and Zingerman’s. Our gratitude also goes to six-year premiere sponsors Bi-Rite Market and Williams-Sonoma , together with lead sponsors Dominic Philips Event Marketing, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Veritable Vegetable, New Resource Bank, BCV Architects, Fort Mason Center Farmers’ Market, Ten Speed Press, California Olive Ranch and Impact Hub Soma.
Bee Girl, Bee Girl Honey, Oregon
Bee Local, Bee Local Sauvie Honey, Oregon
Bee Squared Apiaries, Rose Honey, Colorado
Bees’ Needs, Fabulous Fall, New York
Bloom Honey, Orange Blossom, California
Gold Star Honeybees, Gold Star Honey, Maine
Hani Honey Company, Raw Creamed Wildflower Honey, Florida
Mikolich Family Honey, Sage and Wild Buckwheat, California
MtnHoney, Comb Honey Chunk, Georgia
Posto Bello Apiaries, Honey, Maine
Sequim Bee Farm, Honey, Washington
Simmons Family Honey , Saw Palmetto Honey, Georgia
Two Million Blooms, Raw Honey, Illinois
UrbanBeeSF, Tree Blossom Honey Quince & Tree Blossom Honey Nopa, California
The full list of 2016 Good Food Award winners can be found here.