Congratulations to the 206 Good Food Awards Finalists of 2015. We will announce the 150 winners on January 8, 2015. An overview of the public events of the Good Food Awards celebration weekend can be found below. You can purchase tickets for the weekend's festivities here, and get hungry by checking out the photos from past years.
Good Food Awards Ceremony & Gala Reception
Date: Thursday, January 8
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsible. Come be part of the annual celebration of America’s best food makers! Be among the first to fete this year’s Good Food Award-winning businesses on Thursday, January 8 at 6:15pm, at a special ceremony where the 2015 Good Food Awards Winners will be announced live and special guest Alice Waters awards each winner his or her medal. A limited number of tickets are available for the public to celebrate side by side with the winners and their families. Immediately following the ceremony is a gala reception and good food extravaganza, where you will be among the first to taste this year’s winning products chosen from 1,62 entries.
Good Food Mercantile
Date: Friday, January 9
Tickets: Open to retailers and media only; email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
The un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food and drink, the Good Food Mercantile will be a one-day (12-6pm), intimate gathering of like-minded food crafters and retailers. This is the Good Food Movement’s answer to building commerce and community. While traditional trade shows convene tens of thousands of buyers, the vast majority are not prepared to work with businesses whose core aspirations don’t include unbridled growth, and smaller companies can find themselves lost amongst a sea of thousands of booths. The Good Food Mercantile is a different kind of gathering. Open exclusively to Good Food Award winners and finalists from the last five years and members of the Good Food Guild, it is an opportunity for thoughtful, responsible American food crafters to connect with a growing community of retailers that value quality, care and craftsmanship.
Good Food Awards Marketplace
Date: Saturday, January 10
Tickets: $5 at the door, $16 VIP Access
On Saturday, January 10, this year’s Good Food Award winners will have the opportunity to showcase their wares at the San Francisco Ferry Building in a special Winners Marketplace. VIP Access tickets are available for the opportunity to be the first to taste and purchase winning products before the general public along with a special gift. Doors open for Early Access at 8am. General admission to the marketplace is from 9am to 2pm and tickets will be sold at the door for $5.
Good Food Awards Cider, Beer & Spirits Garden at the Marketplace
Date: Saturday, January 10
Tickets: $16 on Eventbrite
On Saturday, January 18, the 2014 Good Food Awards-winning brewers and distillers will be in town from all over the country at the annual Cider, Beer & Spirits Garden. Join us from 11am-2pm to sample their responsibly produced, authentic and tasty brews and spirits, and for the first time ever, cider – many not normally available in California – in their pure states. Tickets ($16) include 5 complimentary tastes and are available in limited quantity.