By Dana Eastland. The Good Food Awards has announced the finalists for 2016 in all categories including spirits, beer, cider, and confections. The celebration of American food made with integrity culminates in January, when the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday January 15th at the Herbst Pavilion. Guests include Carlo Petrini of Slow Food, Alice Waters, and Nell Newman of Newman’s Own. Then, after the awards ceremony, don’t miss the awards gala, where the food will be available for sampling. Tickets to the ceremony are $120.
If you can’t make it to the awards ceremony, catch the marketplace on Saturday January 16th. The marketplace takes place at Fort Mason and includes the opportunity to try and purchase the winning products. Many of these items are not available in the Bay Area, so this represents a unique opportunity to try items from around the country. The marketplace runs from 9am-1pm and tickets are $5 per person. For entry at 8am, VIP tickets are also available for $20. Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. at Laguna.
The winners of the Good Food Awards 2015. Photo by Gamma Nine via Facebook.