Entrant Information

Thank you for submitting your products to the 2016 Good Food Awards! We received a record-breaking 1,927 entries this year from 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Your next step is the submission of product samples for our Blind Tasting. On that day, a roundup of 200 talented judges from across the USA will gather in San Francisco to taste and score your delicious products.

Look for an email from us by August 21 with detailed shipping instructions and customized shipping labels. Most samples must be received between September 8 and 10* to be judged at the September 13 tasting. We ask that you review the instructions carefully.

All entrants must use the special shipping labels included in our email and must schedule delivery of tasting samples during the specified window. If you have any shipping inquiries, please contact us at entries@seedlingprojects.org.

After the Blind Tasting, we will contact all entrants by mid-November with their status. Awards will be announced on Friday, January 15 at the annual Good Food Awards Ceremony in San Francisco. While we’d love to have all Award recipients join us in northern California for this celebration of their tasty work, we understand that not all schedules can accommodate the trip. Winners who cannot attend the ceremony will receive their Award via mail, and will be listed on our website and in our press releases.

Coffee Information:

This year, the Good Food Awards introduces a new Coffee tasting methodology. So that you can submit the beans and roast most appropriate for this methodology, we provide the details here.

Equipment type:  BV1900 TS + Baratza Grinder
Tasting recipe:  72 g to 1.3L water (1.3L will be the starting water volume)
Grind:  Ground with Baratza Forte – BG grinder on setting 4Z (although final calibration will be done on-site and based on visual inspection, aiming for a medium-coarse grind)
Pre-infusion:  The pre-infusion feature will not be activated on the brewer.

Good luck!
~The Good Food Awards Team

*Cheese entries must be received between September 9 and 11. All Oils entries must have been shipped earlier in August.