This past Thursday night at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, over 700 people gathered to honor the best in American sustainable food and drink at the fourth annual Good Food Awards. Oils were included for the first time in the contest, and olive oil producers earned 7 of the 10 awards in this inaugural category.
From 32 states across the nation, finalists chosen from 1,450 entries compete for top prizes awarded by acclaimed judges — chefs, journalists, farmers, food producers — applying tight criteria in the categories of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oils, preserves, pickles and spirits.
In its first year, the Good Food Awards oil category will be recognizing America’s tastiest fruit, nut, and seed oils from pioneering producers who hold to the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Whether from olives, hazelnuts, or squash seeds, Good Oil is pressed and bottled without the use of added heat, chemical extractors, artificial additives, or GM ingredients.The 4th Annual Good Food Awards in San Francisco - January 16 to 18, 2014,