Food Power Awards

Food Power Awards 2017

Detroit Food Policy Council's 3rd Annual Fundraiser and Awards honoring excellence in Detroit's food system 

Thursday, October 19, 6pm
1464 Gratiot
Detroit, MI 48207

Purchase Tickets



Each year the Detroit Food Policy Council recognizes those in our community who work in the local food system, and exemplify the values of Justice, Respect, Integrity, Inclusion and Transparency that guide our work. Now in its third year, this year the award has a new name. The Food Power Awards – formerly the Golden Beet Awards – is our annual fundraiser; and proceeds from the event will fund DFPC’s work in education, engagement, research, policy and youth programming.

Food Power Awards Winners

We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Food Power Award Winners!

Celebrate our winners and all of our nominees at the Food Power Awards on October 19

Nonprofit Organization: Peach Tree Parks
Business: Detroit Vegan Soul
Youth: Carla Underwood
Individual: Kevin Kay

This year we are introducing a new category, the Community Choice Award. Voters will be able to submit their own choice* for the winner in this category, and the finalist with the most votes will be the winner. The award winners for the Individual, Youth, Business and Nonprofit Organization categories will be announced on our website before the awards; and the winner of the Community Choice category will be announced at the Food Power Awards ceremony on October 19. 

Community Choice Finalists

This year we are including a Community Choice category in the Food Power Awards. You submitted your choices for the winner of the Community Choice award, and the winner will be announced at the Awards on October 19. We are pleased to announce the five finalists for the People's Choice Award.

Community Choice Awards Finalists:

FoodLab Detroit
Real Food by Bianca
Shane Bernardo
Antonio Cosme
Jordan Polk


Our Community Choice Award will be announced at the Food Power Awards. Join us for the announcement of the Community Choice award on October 19. 


The Food Power Awards will feature a fabulous strolling dinner with wine, Food Power Awards ceremony, live music, chances to win a night’s stay at Detroit Foundation Hotel, Emagine Movie Theatre package, gift cards to local restaurants, Mitten Crate Box and much more.

Attire: Come as you are
Parking is available in the parking lot at the rear of the building, on Service St. between Russell and Riopelle; and street parking on Gratiot.

Purchase Tickets





We are looking for individuals, organizations and businesses who would like to become sponsors of The Food Power Awards & Fundraiser. Financial and in-kind contributions from sponsors allow us to support advocacy and community education programs geared at reaching a fair, healthy and thriving food economy in Detroit. Sponsorship levels for in-kind donations will be based on cash equivalents and food donors will also receive recognition on the menu.

Sponsorship Packages


Highlights from past awards

Golden Beet Awards 2016
Golden Beet Awards 2015


Support Us