Thousands of products tasted, just a few winners, the second annual Good Food Awards united good tasters with incredible food crafts–chocolate, coffee, beer, spirits, cheese, pickles and preserves, and charcuterie for one intense day of tasting and judging. As a chocolate committee member, I can guarantee food lovers will feel the buzz of happy food makers and interesting, delicious hand-crafted foods (and libations) at these events:
GOOD FOOD AWARDS CEREMONY: JANUARY 13
Be the first to fete the 99 Good Food Award Winners of 2012, flown in from 26 states, together with chefs, media and the 130 Good Food Award judges (including Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl). At this black tie optional gala, taste the winning foods from all corners of the country both in regional tasting plates and as envisioned by local chefs from The Boxing Room, Foreign Cinema, Absinthe, Bar Agricole, the Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessan and more. An open bar will serve up the 15 winning brews and creations with winning spirits by bartending phenomena the Bon Vivants of Trick Dog.
Date: Friday, January 13, 8-10:00 pm
Location: San Francisco Ferry Building Main Hall
GOOD FOOD AWARDS MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 14
Date: Saturday, January 14, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: San Francisco Ferry Building Front Alcoves
General Admission Tickets: $5 at the door
Early Access Tickets: $15
Be the first to sample and shop with exclusive access from 8-9 am, plus a special gift from the Good Food Awards.
Happening only once a year, the marketplace gathers together the new award winners from 26 states who are redefining ‘good food’ by crafting products that are both incredibly tasty and responsibly produced. Market goers are invited to taste and buy the best from across the country. From Colorado cheesemakers to Ohio picklers, come meet the winners and take home a unique taste of America’s food culture.
Beer & Spirits Garden at the Marketplace
Date: Saturday, January 14, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Upstairs in the San Francisco Ferry Building
Tickets: $12 (Includes Five Tastes plus General Admission to the Marketplace)
Drink early and drink often! For the first time the public will be able to sample a gathering of 15 of the winning beer and spirits from all five regions of the country poured by the brewers and distillers themselves. Spirits will be served up in their pure form and mixed in signature cocktails.
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