2013 Ticket Sales Live Press Release
Posted on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 in Home Page by goodfoodawards
GOOD FOOD AWARDS TICKETS ON SALE NOW
114 Winners to Gather in San Francisco to Celebrate on January 18-19, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 3, 2013) – Just over 100 tickets are now available to the public for the Good Food Awards Gala Reception on Friday, January 18, as well as Early Access tickets to the Good Food Awards Marketplace and Beer & Spirits Garden taking place Saturday, January 19.
The private Awards Ceremony – often referred to as ‘the Oscars of food’ – will be held at the iconic San Francisco Ferry Building, where the winners will be feted with a champenoise-style American Cider toast before a ceremony and gala reception.
Wall Street Journal columnist Kitty Greenwald remarked, “the Awards Ceremony puts a spotlight on people who are working hard, keeping a pulse on what’s happening [around the country]…it means an exciting future for young entrepreneurs and for food quality nationally.”
The gala reception immediately follows the ceremony, with the winning food and drink, representing the best of America’s tasty, authentic and responsible food culture, featured on regional tasting plates and in dishes as envisioned by 10 local chefs (including Sarah and Evan Rich of Rich Table, Comstock Saloon’s Carlo Espinas, Bill Corbett of The Absinthe Group, the Cowgirl Creamery team and William Werner of Craftsmen & Wolves). An open bar will serve the 14 winning beers and 13 winning spirits crafted into cocktails by the creative team behind Rye on the Road. A limited number of tickets to join the winners and judges at the gala reception can be found at Eventbrite ($95).
The following morning of January 19, the public Good Food Awards Marketplace will be held at the Ferry Building from 9AM to 2PM ($5 suggested donation at the door) in conjunction with CUESA’s celebrated Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visitors are encouraged to taste and purchase the winning products directly from the passionate food producers gathered from around the country. Many of the products are available only once a year in San Francisco. Upstairs in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall, winning brewers and distillers will dish out tastes of their beverages from 11AM to 2PM ($15 at the door). Spirits will be sampled in their raw form as well as in cocktails by Rye on the Road.
A limited number of Early Access tickets to the Marketplace (8 – 9AM) are available for purchase ($15, including 5 $1-off coupons for those looking to buy Award Winning foods), as are tickets to the Beer & Spirits Garden ($15, includes 5 tastes and general admission to the Marketplace). A Press Tour of the Marketplace will be held from 8AM to 9AM to give the media a chance to meet and greet with the winners before the market opens to the public (interested press please use media contact, below).
The Good Food Awards would not be possible without the generous support of its many partners. We would like to specially thank founding partners Whole Foods Market, as well as Good Food Awards Lead Sponsors, Williams Sonoma and the San Francisco Ferry Building. The generous support of Bi-Rite Market, the Wisconsin Cheese Milk Marketing Board, New Resource Bank, HUB Bay Area, CUESA, Dominic Phillips Event Marketing and Veritable Vegetable is also critical to the success of the Good Food Awards.
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Seedling Projects, a California public benefit corporation, is led by Sarah Weiner and Dominic Phillips, who have united their diverse skills to support the sustainable food movement. Through focused events and strategic models it engages the public in finding better ways to feed our communities. Find more information at: www.seedlingprojects.org