Hello Stranger | Login | Create Account
 
 
 
 
 
  SAUCE MAGAZINE
|
Feb 21, 2018
|
Intelligent Content For The Food Fascinated
|
SERVING SAINT LOUIS SINCE 1999
Email | Text-size: A | A | A

Posts Tagged ‘Good Food Awards’

Four St. Louis-area businesses win Good Food Awards

Friday, January 26th, 2018

26850159_1600493996656132_8172745856713202003_o

The winners of the 2018 Good Food Awards, which honors businesses committed to socially and environmentally conscious food, were announced on Jan. 19. This year, four local purveyors took home awards, proving that St. Louis is more than just good at good food.

Blueprint Coffee, Larder & Cupboard, Perennial Artisan Ales and Still 630 Distillery all received awards. They were chosen from among 2,000 entrants in 15 different categories, including coffee, preserves and beer.

Larder & Cupboard won in the preserve category for its Strawberry Lemon preserves and its Apricot-Lemon Thyme preserves, and Blueprint Coffee earned an award for its Ethiopian Hambela. Blueprint Coffee co-owner Mike Marquard said this award is a great honor, not just for the local roaster but also for the Hambela Estate, which produced coffee.

“We partnered with them originally because of their quality, but their social and environmental programs are great,” he said. “They are doing outgrower programs for things like better education and better farming practices. It’s a great honor to have our African company recognized.”

Perennial Artisan Ales was recognized for two beers: Savant Beersel, which uses grapes from Charleville Vineyards in Ste. Genevieve, and Glitter & Gold. Perennial on-premise operations and event manager Katie Godoy said this award highlighted the importance of social and environmental responsibility. “It’s really nice to be recognized for the efforts we are doing, but a lot of people may not know about,” Godoy said.

Still 630 Distillery earned an award in the spirits category for its Expedition Rum. Owner David Weglarz said the award validated his hard work. “It’s a recognition of all the things we’ve done and our attention to quality and to detail,” he said.

Larder & Cupboard owner Cindy Higgerson did not return requests for comment.

Editor’s Note: This article incorrectly attributed a quote to Perennial owner Emily Wymore. It was updated at 7:40 p.m. Jan. 26 to correct the error.

Photo courtesy of Blueprint Coffee

Claire Ma is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

Related Content
• St. Louis-area breweries clean up at RateBeer Best Awards

• Kakao wins third Good Food Award

• Nixta earns spot on Bon Appétit’s top 10 new restaurants list

The Scoop: Kakao wins third Good Food Award

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

012417_kakao

 

The annual Good Food Awards were announced Jan. 20, and area chocolatier Kakao Chocolate has earned top honors in the confections category with its Norton Pâtés du Vin, a fruit gel made with Augusta Winery’s Norton.

The Good Food Awards are given each year to producers who “push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities,” according to the nonprofit’s website.

Owner Brian Pelletier said this award, Kakao’s third in four years, is especially meaningful. “That was really important to me, personally, because it told everyone that this isn’t a cake walk, that every year it gets tougher, that we have to keep our game up,” he said.

Pelletier said he was also proud to win with a Missouri Norton. “We do everything we can do locally to support the economy, but also because there’s great stuff around here,” he said. “I’m in California right now for the award in the middle of wine country, and to be able to say there’s a lot of great wine in Missouri is really fun.”

Other Missouri winners include Patric Chocolate of Columbia, Springfield’s Askinosie Chocolate and Kansas City Canning Co.

 

Related Content
The Scoop: Two specialty food businesses launch in St. Louis area

Big Kids in a Candy Shop: How St. Louis chocolatiers are raising the bar

 

Good Food mentions sweep St. Louis

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

110514_foodtank

 

Your food may taste amazing, but is it good? Three national organizations recently gave nods to St. Louis-area nonprofits and artisans for their efforts to raise awareness of and produce products that are mindful of community health or the environment.

The James Beard Foundation and Food Tank recently announced their Good Food Org Guide, a national listing of nonprofits that work to educate their communities about about food and create healthier, more informed citizens. Two St. Louis nonprofits made that list: EarthDance, an organization that teaches farming and the importance of community agriculture and, Urban Harvest STL, which creates urban gardens on vacant property around St. Louis.

“The heart of Urban Harvest is to bring food systems back into where people live,” said Mary Ostafi, founding director of Urban Harvest STL.

 

110514_goodfoodawards

 

In other “good food” news, both Kaldi’s Coffee and Kakao have been recently nominated for Good Food Awards, headed by sustainable food advocate and St. Louis native Sarah Weiner. Now in its fifth year, the Good Food Awards celebrates local food manufacturers from across the country that provide delicious, healthy food while respecting the environment. With more than 1,000 entrants in 11 categories, Kakao was named as a finalist in the confection category for its Turkish coffee truffle and gazpacho pate de fruit, while Kaldi’s received a finalist nod for its Ethiopia Dama coffee.

Kaldi’s marketing director Chris Reimer said the honor was a testament to the roasters’ talents. “They really use their senses during the entire coffee making process,” Reimer said. “They use their ears to hear the first crack of the bean and carefully smell the beans, as well. If they have a cold, we have to find a replacement for the day.”

Neither establishment are new to the Good Food Awards; Kakao won earlier this year for its lavender truffle, while Kaldi’s was a finalist three of the last five years.

 

 

The Scoop: Four Missouri food companies earn Good Food Awards

Monday, January 20th, 2014

012014_goodfoodawards

 

It’s one thing to make a food product that tastes good. It’s another to accomplish that while also being socially and environmentally responsible. The Good Food Awards recognizes U.S. companies committed to both, and this year four Missouri businesses took home awards.

Askinosie Chocolate, Hammonds Products Co., Kakao Chocolate and Patric Chocolate all received a Good Food Award at the fourth annual event. Products were judged in 10 categories – beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oils, pickles, preserves and spirits – and 130 winners were declared. The companies were honored at an awards ceremony and reception that took place Jan. 16 in San Francisco.

In the chocolate category, Askinosie earned Good Food Awards for three of its bars: the 62 percent dark milk chocolate, fleur de sel and 70 percent Ecuador dark chocolate bar. Patric, located in Columbia, Mo., earned awards for its signature 70 percent blend bar, as well as its Mocha OMG bar.

In the confections category, Kakao, the only St. Louis-based company to earn a Good Food Award this year, won for its lavender truffle; Patric’s mint crunch chocolate bar netted its confection award.

The new oil category recognized “America’s tastiest fruit, nut and seed oils from pioneering producers who hold to the highest standards of quality and sustainability,” according to the Good Food Awards website. Walnut company Hammons Products Co., based in Stockton, Mo., took home an award for its black walnut oil.

 

Patric Chocolate takes home national award for taste and sustainability

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

062610_thumbsA Saucy congrats to local artisan chocolatier Patric Chocolate, whose In-NIB-itable Bar was awarded a Good Food Awards Seal at the 2011 Good Food Awards in San Francisco this month.

In its inaugural year, the Good Food Awards celebrated artisan producers who are turning out delicious, authentic and responsible food in seven categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves. Seventy one products from across the country – including Patric Chocolate’s In-NIB-itable Bar – were awarded the Good Food seal. St. Louis salumeria Salume Beddu was nominated in the charcuterie category.

Patric Chocolate founder Alan “Patric” McClure, a native of Columbia, Mo., whose chocolates can be found at specialty grocers throughout the St. Louis area, beamed about the award. “It was an amazing experience to be recognized by so many of the American craft food movement’s most respected founders. Considering that the award was based upon a blind tasting of 115 chocolate entries by my experienced chocolate peers. I feel that this is a very important achievement in the history of Patric Chocolate, and I am sincerely honored.”

RSS FEEDS
Keep up with one or all of your favorite Sauce Magazine columns
Conceived and created by Bent Mind Creative Group, LLC 1999-2018, Bent Mind Creative Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Sauce Magazine 1820 Chouteau Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63103.
PH: 314-772-8004 FAX: 314-241-8004