preserves

Preserves

Calling on the jammiest jams and most mouthwatering marmalades, the Good Food Awards will be handed out to the tastiest sweet preserves made with fruits that are synthetic pesticide and herbicide free, GM free and responsibly foraged. Learn about the many types of preserves being crafted in America here. View the full criteria for entry.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Hannah Robie is a publicist at Postcard Communications, a boutique food and beverage PR firm. Here she is privileged to work with a number of Bay Area chefs, restaurants and food artisans. Hannah joined Postcard fresh from a 2014 internship with the Good Food Awards, and was a Pickles Committee member during the 2016 Good Food Awards season. Her involvement in the Bay Area’s sustainable food scene has run the gamut from scooping Ici ice cream at Berkeley Farmer’s markets to volunteering in the kitchen classroom at Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard. Hannah is an avid recipe tinkerer and cookbook reader.

Sean Timberlake has been writing professionally for 20 years. He is the founder of Punk Domestics, a community and aggregation site for DIY food enthusiasts, and is the Food Preservation Expert for About.com.

Anna Smith Clark (Chair Emeritus) returns to the Good Food Awards for her fourth year as a Preserves Committee Chair. Anna became well acquainted with jam making as a child, drawing on the giant apricot tree in her mother’s back yard in Santa Monica. She’s had something boiling in her own kitchen ever since, always following the seasonal line-up of fresh fruit and produce. As the founder and CEO of the online marketplace Get Gone Traveler, Anna has made it possible for the people around the globe who grow and produce our food to offer paid visits, classes, and shared meals to food-forward travelers everywhere. 

COMMITTEE

Marisa McClellan, Food Blogger & Cookbook Author, Food in Jars
Shakirah Simley, Community Programs Manager, Canner-In-Residence, Bi-Rite Family of Businesses & Certified Master Food Preserver, UC San Mateo & San Francisco County Extension
Harvindar Singh, Founder & CEO, Forager Ventures

2017 PRESERVES JUDGES

John Beaver, Co-Owner, Oaktown Spice Shop
Eleanor Bertino, Founder, Eleanor Bertino Public Relations
Margaret Bradley-Foley
, Organic Grower & Producer, Petrichor Estate Wines & Immediate Past President, International Association of Culinary Professionals
Anna Castellani
, Owner & Operator, Foragers Markets
Gail Hayden, Director, California Farmers’ Markets Association
Mei Ling Hui, Master Food Preserver, San Francisco/San Mateo UC Cooperative Extension
Niloufer King, Author, My Bombay Kitchen
Bob Klein, Co-Owner, Oliveto & Founder, Community Grains
Dafna Kory, Owner, INNA
Omar Mamoon, Cookie Dough Entrepreneur, Dough & Co. & Food Writer, 7×7
Marcy Masumoto, Co-Owner, Masumoto Family Farm & Co-Author, The Perfect Peach

Marsela Pecanac, Senior Vice President, New Resource Bank
Stacie Pierce, Owner & Executive Pastry Chef, Little Bee Baking
Dominic Phillips, Executive Producer, Seedling Projects
Michael Recchiuti, Founder, Recchiuti Confections
Janet Tarlov, Co-Owner, Canyon Market
Emily Thelin, Content Strategist, Recipes & Online, Sun Basket & Author
Jessica Theroux, Founder, Cooking with Grandmothers & Author, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers