Over 800 people gathered January 15 to pay tribute to 176 Good Food Award Winners of 2016. By the majestic Golden Gate Bridge on the San Francisco Bay numerous farmers, chefs, journalists, and activists united to celebrate the exceptional food crafters including luminaries Alice Waters, Nell Newman and Slow Food Founder, Carlo Petrini.
The winners harken from 33 states, having risen to the top amongst 1,937 entries in a Blind Tasting with 203 judges held in September. The highest scoring entries were submitted to a rigorous vetting process to verify they met the sustainability and social responsibility criteria to win a Good Food Awards – with over two dozen ultimately disqualified. This year’s winners represent the forefront of American craft food, making products that are delicious, respectful of the environment, and connected to communities and cultural traditions. As Good Food Awards Founder Sarah Weiner noted in her closing remarks: “Twenty years ago, it took travelling across the globe to encounter something so exquisite that it jolted me into seeing the world with new eyes. Now, you are giving people a taste of how good life can be right here on our own soil…changing America’s definition of Good Food.”
Big B’s won awards for their Pear Supply and Orchard Original hard ciders.
We are absolutely thrilled to have Big B’s Hard Cider recognized by the Good Food Awards. What an absolute treat to meet Carlo Petrini founder of Slow Food, Alice Waters and Nell Newman. We tasted some amazing food and drink all produced by Artisans, Farmers, and good Folks who genuinely care more about food integrity than the bottom line. I couldn’t be more proud of all of the Colorado winners here and that Big B’s was welcomed into this group!
Big B’s posted some images of the event on Facebook.
Avalanche won awards in 2 categories: Charcuterie for their Pork and Goat Finocchiona and Cheese for their Hand Bandaged Cheddar.
Check out other Colorado winners!