Managing Director, Mercantile & Guild
Samantha Putman Allen
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Samantha studied both Archaeology and Anthropology, with a focus on ancient Mediterranean cultures. Her passion for food and cooking stems from her time spent in Copenhagen, where she studied traditional Nordic cuisine and ate her way through Europe. After graduating, Samantha began work at Southern Season, a gourmet foods retailer with a bent towards local and southern producers. While there, she was introduced to many products endorsed by the Good Food Awards and quickly became interested in their mission. Upon moving to San Francisco, she began looking for opportunities with organizations that share her love of food and desire to promote sustainability. Samantha is very excited to have found that in Good Food Foundation and is ready to start learning about the food community in the Bay Area.