And the 2022 Good Food Award Winners are…
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Good Food Awards Announces the 244 Winners of 2022
For the first time, a live pop up shop stocks the award-winning food and drink from 39 States & D.C. through January
San Francisco, CA (January 14, 2022) – The Good Food Foundation is thrilled to introduce the 244 exceptional crafters of food and drink from 39 states and Washington, D.C. who rose to the top to become 2022 Good Food Award Winners. With safety in mind, the Awards Ceremony has been postponed to Friday, March 4, and will be preceded by the San Francisco Good Food Mercantile on Thursday, March 3 (tickets here).
To mark the announcement of the Winners today, both Alice Waters and René Redzepi, legendary chef of Noma, sent congratulatory videos. Speaking to the sustainability and social responsibility practices of the Winners, Redzepi noted: “I believe it is our collective efforts that can turn the tide and ensure our shared earth will survive. You are the champions of the future, and you are leading the way.”
This year’s Good Food Award Winners hail from 39 states and Washington, D.C. Chosen in a blind tasting from thousands of entries before passing a further sustainability and social responsibility vetting process, nearly half of the Winners are first-time awardees. 56% of the Winners are woman-owned businesses and one in six are BIPOC-owned businesses. Across 18 categories, each recognized crafter demonstrated exceptional taste and a deep commitment to building a more sustainable, just food system.
For those eager to taste these extraordinary products, over 100 of the winning food and drink – many not typically available in the Bay Area – are stocking shelves for a limited time only at the two-week Good Food Shop in the Ferry Building (within The Epicurean Trader storefront, January 15-30).
ORGANIZERS & SUPPORTERS
The Good Food Awards is organized by the Good Food Foundation 501 (c) 3, in collaboration with a broad community of food crafters, grocers, chefs, food writers, activists and passionate food-lovers. The Presenting Sponsor is the Good Food Merchants Collaborative, comprised of 16 of the country’s top independently owned retailers from Ann Arbor to Oakland to Greenville, North Carolina, all of whom are committed to supporting America’s great food crafters. Joining them is a vibrant group of key supporters, including Lead Supporters Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, Clarkson Potter, Ten Speed Press and Veritable Vegetable.
ABOUT THE GOOD FOOD AWARDS
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Now in its twelfth year, awards will be given to winners in 18 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, drinks, elixirs, fish, grains, honey, oils (tasted & announced in the spring), pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks and spirits. The Good Food Awards Seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good.