July 8 marks the launch of a coast-to-coast call for entries of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, cider, coffee, confections, elixirs, honey, fish, oils, pantry, pickles, preserves, snacks, spirits and (new this year) grains. The Good Food Awards celebrates the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. As the only national initiative to recognize food crafters who excel in both taste and sustainability, we anticipate over 2,000 entries from all fifty states.
Over 250 food crafters, grocers, chefs, journalists and pioneers of the food movement will serve on this year’s judging panel. In past years, judges have included Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Michael Bauer, Nell Newman, Liz Prueitt, Christine Muhlke and Paul Bertolli, among other food movement pioneers.
To enter, food crafters fill out a short online form at goodfoodfdn.org/awards by July 31, followed by sending samples for a blind tasting in September. A $78 per entry processing fee covers sorting, transport and storage (waived for the first entry submitted by new and renewing Good Food Guild members). Find more information on the most frequently asked questions at: goodfoodfdn.org/awards/faq.