Good Food Foundation: Events Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Varies depending on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



2 Marina Boulevard
Building B-325
San Francisco
United States


Start Date: Before August 1, 2018

Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Type: Full time

Deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis, with the intent to find a great candidate to fill the position by June 1

Compensation: Aligned with industry standards and dependent on experience, with copious edible perks and the opportunity to work with national leaders in the food movement on mission driven work.

The Good Food Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization is seeking a highly organized, passionate, flexible and delightful team player to grow into leading event production for the annual Good Food Awards and three Good Food Mercantiles a year. 

As a part of the Good Food Foundation team, the Events Coordinator will have the unique opportunity to engage with the community of food crafters and leaders who have shaped the food movement over the last two decades. This community includes the 690 cheese, pickle, coffee and spirits crafters who have won a Good Food Award, owners of the nation’s best independent retail stores who meet regularly as part of our Good Food Merchants Collaborative, and 300 judges at the Blind Tasting, including Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Nell Newman and Christine Muhlke, among others.

This position will have a large role in the event production for:

·       A portion of the Good Food Awards weekend activities (3,000 person Marketplace; 1,000 person Awards Ceremony and vibrant After Party)

·       3 Good Food Mercantiles a year in three different cities (industry only events gathering 100 good food crafters together with 350-600 retailers)

·       Annual Good Food Awards Blind Tasting with 300 judges and 2,000 products to select 200 winners

While this role will take the lead in the event production of five events per year, our work varies seasonally and we are looking for a multi-faceted ‘Jack or Jane of All Trades’ with the excitement to learn and engage diverse skillsets. Event production-related responsibilities will make up an estimated 60% of this role, with additional responsibilities which could include mentorship and management of a dynamic internship program; sustainability research on Good Food Awards finalists; maintaining and reinforcing the high level of care and service we are known for with food crafters, volunteers and our wider community; and management of sign and collateral production. 

It is the philosophy of the Good Food Foundation to tailor jobs to match the skills and interests of exceptional candidates, and to invest and train team members to grow more fully into their roles. We encourage both candidates with a history of event production and those with less experience but considerable raw talent as organizers and managers who thrive on the excitement and occasional long hours required to execute an unforgettable and impactful event to apply.

The Good Food Foundation exists to celebrate, connect, empower and leverage the passionate and engaged, yet often overlooked, players in the food system who are driving towards tasty, authentic and responsible food in order to humanize and reform our American food culture. We are small and nimble team of do-ers focused on creating rather than debating, working at the intersection of food, sustainability, community organizing and event planning. 

About our projects:

  • Good Food Awards: The Good Food Awards were created to celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. The annual award recognizes the people who produce good food and brings businesses the attention they need to grow and thrive. Winners gain valuable marketing opportunities and participate in an Awards Ceremony hosted by Alice Waters in San Francisco.  
  • Good Food Mercantile: The Good Food Mercantile is an un-trade show for tasty, authentic, responsible food. This one-day, intimate gathering brings together over 500 like-minded food crafters and retailers.
  • Good Food Merchants Collaborative: A group of the country’s best independent retailers, from Bi-Rite Market to Zingerman’s, committed to sharing and supporting each other and the food crafters who live the values of taste, authenticity and responsible production.
  • Good Food Guild: With 450 sustainable food business members, the Guild is the first of its kind trade association with the mission to connect, convene and promote craft food and beverage producers who share socially responsible business practices. 


  • Strong interest in food from an environmental, social justice and cultural perspective
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • High capacity and excellent multi-tasker
  • Detail oriented, eager to learn
  • Ability to assess what needs to be done and direct others to take action
  • Excellent communications, computer, written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Self-starter able to execute responsibilities with minimal direction
  • Flexibility and eagerness to lend a hand wherever it is most needed
  • Must be a true team player
  • Experience with InDesign and Illustrator are a plus

For more information about our organization, visit

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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