Select Page

A celebration of PEOPLE going above and beyond for good, clean and fair food for all.

Stay tuned for information about our 2022 event!


This year, past Snailblazer Award recipients gathered to review 69 nominees across 10 categories. Rather than choosing only one exceptional food leader for each category, they chose two winners that made a thematic pairing per category. We honor and celebrate these 20 incredible people and thank them for advancing good, clean and fair food for all.

Learn a bit about each awardee from their nominator below!


Whitney Roberts

“Whitney is the founder and executive director of the Cheese Culture Coalition, a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting equity and inclusion within the cheese industry. They offer educational cheese classes for BIPOC youth and provide a grant for BIPOC individuals who would like to further their careers in the industry.”

Matthew Vernon

“Matthew has helped immigrants and refugees find their passion in the kitchen by providing a safe space for them to train and grow their job skills.”


Adrian Miller

“Adrian is an author who writes books that are focused on African American culinary history. He also educates individuals in his community of Denver about stories of African Americans and their relationship with food.”

Inga Witscher

“Inga’s television series communicates to all ages and all political views about the importance of healthy soil to produce healthy food and healthy people.”


Lyn Farrugia

“Lyn is the leader and inspiration behind the Chubby’s Project and a tireless advocate for intentional neighboring. She believes that every lunch, every smile, every conversation builds trust and moves us all forward together.”

Briana Tejuco

“Briana created a program called Nourishing Pregnancy that increases food security, cooking confidence, and community support among Black and Latinx birthing parents.”