Good Food Awards Roadshow
The Good Food Roadshow is a series of traveling events that brings the excitement of the Good Food Awards to catalyze the growth of local food economies around the country. As the Roadshow grows, one city in each of the five Good Food Awards Regions of the country will be chosen as a stop for the Roadshow. Austin in the South and New York City in the East kicked things off in Fall 2011, with celebratory dinners featuring Good Food Award-winning producers, retailer-producer community building events and a press conference where finalists were unveiled and tasted. The next Roadshow is planned for the Spring of 2014. Please sign up for our newsletter for more details.
2011 Roadshow Events:
New York City, November 12-15, 2011
For the Public: Taste Workshop & Cooking Competition
This interactive workshop was presented by local Good Food Award Winning coffee producer, Gimme Coffee!, together with the winner of an interactive recipe competition organized by Whole Foods Market Cooking. It engaged the audience in a cupping to learn how coffee is evaluated, and what characteristics set a Good Food Award winner apart from other roasters in both taste and production practices.
For Producers: Bringing your Product to Market, A Panel and Tasting
The path from great cook to successful food entrepreneur is not always easy to navigate. This seminar at The Brooklyn Kitchen was available to all local food entrepreneurs looking to learn how to build a business that is tasty, authentic, responsible and financially sustainable. Also available were a number of people to provide assistance with the process of starting a business.
For the Press: Unveiling and Tasting of Good Food Awards Finalists
Hosted at renowned Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, a beautiful breakfast sat influential New York journalists and tastemakers together to be the first to hear and taste the Good Food Awards Finalists of 2012.
We extend our continuing gratitude to our 2011 New York Roadshow Sponsors and Partners:
Austin, October 28-30, 2011
Good Food Taste Workshop
This interactive workshop was led by Stephanie McClenny, owner of Confituras, Austin’s first Good Food Award winner. On offer was a guided tasting and peek into her tricks of the trade, where participants learned how to identify the characteristics that make these preserves stand out both in taste and green production practices. Also featured was the extended “food community,” the farmer and beekeeper, responsible for the fruits that made these winning preserves possible.
Seminar & Tasting: “Bringing your Product to Market”
The path from great cook to successful food entrepreneur is not always easy to navigate. This seminar was available to all local food entrepreneurs looking to learn how to build a business that is tasty, authentic, responsible and financially sustainable. Also available were a number of people to provide assistance with the process of starting a business.
Good Food Dinner
The Good Food Awards were created as a non profit project to redefine “good food” to include taste, authenticity and responsible production. In its first year, Alice Waters presented 64 winners from 26 states with the honor, including Austin’s own Stephanie McClenny of Confituras. The dinner will showcase Confituras and other Good Food Award winners from the South, with proceeds benefiting fire relief efforts on Texas’s sustainable farms and growth of the Good Food Awards in the South.
We extend our continuing gratitude to our 2011 Austin Roadshow Sponsors and Partners: