Winners announced for the Good Food Awards
The results are in for the second annual Good Food Awards, held this year in San Francisco in tandem with the Fancy Food Show. Congratulation to all the winners!
The second annual Good Food Awards recognized 99 tasty, authentic and responsible craft food products from 26 states in an awards ceremony on January 13, 2012 at the San Francisco Ferry Building. The crafters, their food communities, judges and media attended the standing room only, 400-person gathering. The evening was a celebration of regional diversity and momentum, energy and collaboration surrounding a maturing artisan food movement. American food producers were honored for enhancing the country’s agricultural landscape by strengthening their own local food communities, and creating food and drink that epitomize American craftsmanship.
“Back in the 80’s, I never could have dreamed how huge the change was going to be,” said keynote speaker Ruth Reichl, Editorial Consultant for Gilt Taste. “We now live in a country that has the best produce in the world; we are reclaiming our edible heritage. This is our chance to thank the tireless efforts of artisan producers for giving us the America we once dreamed we could have.”
The following day, many thousands more took part in the celebration of America’s food artisans by attending the Good Food Awards Marketplace and new Beer & Spirits Garden. There, they met the winners, tasted and bought 54 of the award winning foods and drinks, leaving many of the award winners sold out. Whole Foods Market of Northern California handed out a list of the nearly two dozen winning products that can be found in their stores, and Gilt Taste debuted a new Good Food Awards section of their online marketplace.