Santa Barbara, CA – January 12, 2015 - Pacific Pickle Works, a Santa Barbara based gourmet food company, is the recipient of the 2015 Good Food Award for their Jalabeaños, a unique blend of jalapeño spiced pickled green beans. The award was presented to Pacific Pickle Works Founder Bradley Bennett by world-renowned chef and food activist Alice Waters on January 8, 2015, at the Good Food Award ceremony held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award,” said Bennett. “To have our product recognized among a field of such high quality food-makers from across the country is a real honor.”
To qualify for a Good Food Award, a product must be responsibly produced from locally sourced ingredients, without the use of pesticides and with respect to seasonality. Over 150 products in 11 categories were selected from nearly 1,500 entries for the award this year. The winners were selected in a blind taste test by a panel of industry experts.
“We take pride in the fact that we make good food using local and organic produce,” added Bennett. “This award gives us a great seal of approval as we look to introduce our pickles to a larger audience in 2015.”
About Pacific Pickle Works
Pacific Pickle Works manufactures a wide variety of all natural and hand-packed pickled vegetables and savory cocktail mixes. Founded in 2010 in Santa Barbara, CA by Bradley Bennett, the company supplies wholesale products to gourmet, grocery and specialty stores throughout Southern California. For more information visit http://pacificpickleworks.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Good Food Merchants Guild
The Good Food Awards is hosted by the Good Food Merchants Guild and is an initiative of Seedling Projects founded by Sarah Weiner and Dominic Phillips. The Good Food Merchants Guild mission is to foster the growth of artisan food makers and to help them become a vibrant economic force in America.
About Alice Waters
Alice Waters is best known as the pioneer of the culinary movement to eat local and seasonal food and is the founder of the highly acclaimed restaurant Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA. Waters advises Seedling Projects which operates The Good Food Merchants Guild and presents the Good Food Awards each year.