Three Spokane area businesses are finalists for Good Food Awards.
Coffee roasters Doma and Roast House, and restaurant Santé made it through the first round of judging for the 2014 competition, sponsored by Seedling Projects of San Francisco.
The California public benefit corporation is dedicated to supporting the sustainable food movement. According to the organization, finalists “represent the best from America’s growing movement of talented and socially conscious food entrepreneurs.”
This year, there were some 1,450 entries, double the number since the awards launched in 2009.
Finalists were named after 225 experts sampled entries in 10 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, oils, preserves, pickles and spirits.
Winners will be announced Jan. 16 at a gala in San Francisco. Seedling Projects board member and renowned chef Alice Waters will present the awards.