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Nov 07, 2011 | posted in Blog by seedlingprojects

Good Food Awards Roadshow Austin: A Success!

On Saturday, October 29, we hosted our inaugural Good Food Awards Roadshow down in Austin, Texas. The day started off with a Taste Workshop led by Good Food Award preserves winner and Austin native Stephanie McClenny of Confituras discussing the traits that characterize a Good Food Award winning jam. Later that afternoon, Food Hub Vice President Amanda Oborne hosted a panel and seminar for food entrepreneurs about how to create an ethical, responsible and financially sustainable company, and all of our guests enjoyed a delicious reception featuring last year’s Good Food Award winning products and local Austin Good Food favorites.

The day finished up at Hudson’s on the Bend, one of the city’s finest restaurants, where each course on the night’s specially designed menu featured one of last year’s Good Food Award winning products and were paired with a Good Food Award winning beer.

One highlight of the evening was a silent auction held to benefit The Austin Community Foundation’s wildfire relief efforts. This year’s fires did a lot of damage to many sustainable farms in the South and through our auction (with gifts from Wustof, Anolon, Round Rock Honey, Pine Street Market, Greenling Organic Delivery and Zhi Tea) we were able to raise over $1,000 to aid in relief and rebuilding efforts.

Though we were sad to leave all of our new friends in Austin, we are anxiously awaiting our next stop: New York City. From a coffee Taste Workshop with Gimme! Coffee at Williams-Sonoma, to a seminar for food entrepreneurs at The Brooklyn Kitchen, and finally the unveiling of this year’s finalists at il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, it is sure to be an action-packed, Good Food filled few days on the East Coast. Find out more information and event details here. We hope to see you there!