Mar 02, 2012 | posted in Blog by seedlingprojects
2012 Good Food Awards!
The Good Food Awards 2012 have come and gone and what an amazing celebration it was! We ate and drank our hearts out celebrating all those 99 craft producers creating incredible food products that are tasty, authentic, and responsibly produced. From Alice Waters to keynote speaker, Ruth Reichl, the Good Food Awards was a full house overflowing with passion and congratulatory remarks for all of the winners. The winning producers flew into San Francisco from the likes of Utah, New York, Texas, and Alaska! 50 members of the press from Sunset magazine, 7X7, the Chronicle and more, tasty dishes created by 9 reknowned SF chefs and restaurants and incredibly unique cocktails prepared by the famed Bon Vivants were just some of the perks as over 500 guests partied the night away, and thousands more showed up the next day to meet the winners at the Good Food Awards Marketplace.
New this year, the Beer and Spirits garden, a chance for winners to sample their products upstairs in the Ferry Building while run concurrently with the Marketplace. Over 500 people joined us for this unique opportunity to not only taste, but discuss the making and mastermind craftsmanship behind each product. Wakida Farms’ Pisco, Lagunitas’ Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Clear Creek’s Eau-de-Vie were just a few of the 14 products featured. One distiller called the Beer and Spirits Garden “the best tasting of their lifetime.” The crowd was energetic, pulsating an interest that amazed all the producers. When asked if they would do it again next year, the universal response was, “If we are lucky enough to win again, absolutely, without a doubt!”