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FOODIST: a collective of like-minded food worshipers. A Foodist breathes and sleeps in order to eat and drink. They are bona fide food fans — those who immerse themselves in the artistry of the food industry.
The Arizona Restaurant Association and Az Business Magazine invite you to have a seat at our table as we honor the culinary minds that have helped shape Arizona’s culinary landscape. Some cook regularly in their kitchen; some dream of the next great concept; some blog daily offering a hefty dose of in-the-know opinion; and others manage foodservice solutions. All contributed to an exciting year of exhilarating food developments.
Foodist Awards Recognizes Culinary Forward-thinkers for their Dedicated Passion & Contributions
The quest to find the culinary standard-bearers that embody the pursuit – the achievement – of excellence is underway. The Arizona Restaurant Association and Az Business magazine is proud to announce Arizona’s newest industry accolade – Foodist Awards.
The official award of the ARA and the industry, Foodist Awards is where the restaurants, companies and the people behind the very best in the industry are recognized for their superior business acumen, demonstrated leadership and contributions to shaping the culinary landscape of Arizona.
We all are passionate about food, and as a contributor to the restaurant community we know you eat, sleep and breathe food, immersing yourself in the artistry of the industry. Now’s your chance to tell all of Arizona just how much of a Foodist you really are!
This prestigious honor is open to non-members and members of the ARA, with all levels of the industry invited to participate.
The inaugural Foodist Awards will honor business practices, concepts, culinary achievements, and food and drink from eleven different categories:
- Food Pioneer
- Top Chef
- Good Neighbor
- Edible Ink Food Blogger of the Year
- Mix Master Mixologist of the Year
- Food Advocate of the Year
- Industry Partner of the Year
- Emerging Restaurant of the Year
- Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
- Outstanding Restaurant Interior Design
- Outstanding Restaurant Marketing Campaign