Good Food 100 Inaugural Culinary Industry Night
Both the Producer and Purveyor of the Year were nominated and chosen by the 44 Colorado chefs
A culinary fête not to be missed – the 2018 Good Food 100 Colorado Industry night celebration took place October 29, celebrating professionals from across the state for their commitment to sustainable sourcing and positive impact on the food system.
"I'm so proud of the 2018 class of Good Food 100 chefs and restaurants and the 2018 Purveyor and Producer of the Year recipients," says Sara Brito, co-founder and president of the Good Food 100. "They deserve recognition for their hard work and commitment to sustainability, transparency and good food. Truly good food must honor and support every link in the food chain. These chefs and restaurateurs truly understand the importance of fresh and nutritious food for all."
The event took place at RiNo Yacht Club at The Source Hotel + Market Hall in Denver, and brought together Colorado industry leaders including Gov. John Hickenlooper, Jeff Hermanson, CEO of Larimer Associates, chefs Alex Seidel and Jen Jasinski.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed a selection of uniquely crafted dishes from Chef Alon Shaya of Safta and Chef Bill Espiricueta of Smōk. The soiree also included beers provided by New Belgium Brewing Co., wine spritzers by Ramona and cocktails by RiNo Yacht Club. Additional sponsors included American Lamb Board, FoodMaven, Grower's Organic, Leopold Bros., Niman Ranch, Seattle Fish Co., and Whitegate events.
Clint and MaryKay Buckney of the Bucnker Family Farm and Emma Stopher-Griffin and Matthew Kottenstette of Farm Runners distribution company were honored as the 2018 Producer and Purveyor of the Year for their dedication to sustainability, transparency and advancing good food in the state of Colorado. Both the Producer and Purveyor of the Year were nominated and chosen by the 44 Colorado chefs that took part in the 2018 Good Food 100 Restaurant List.
Since its inception in 2017, the Good Food 100 has been focused on celebrating chefs and restaurants, using their purchasing power to honor and support ever link in the food chain and change the food system for good.