One of the most significant awards in the food industry in Chicago to receive
is the Chicago Tribune Good Eating Award. Now in its 5th year, the award winners
were published in today’s Tribune Good Eating Section. I was fortunate to
receive this Award in 2003 and was truly honored to be in such distinguished
company with people who are so committed to making a difference in the food
industry in Chicago.

2004 Good Eating Award Winners

Each year, Good Eating honors those people in the food and beverage
industries who are making a difference in Chicago through their commitment,
quality, passion and vision. These experts have enhanced the food scene in
Chicago with their many accomplishments. This is the fifth anniversary of the
awards. Winners come from many parts of the industry, including chefs,
restaurateurs, farmers, producers, community workers, retailers, wholesalers and
educators. Nominations are made by readers and Good Eating staff members; staff
members choose the final winners.

Joan Reardon-Cookbook author and biographer

Beth Truett-Executive director, Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian

Tony Mantuano-Executive chef, Spiaggia

Ricky Moore-Executive chef, South Water Kitchen

Doug Zell and Emily Mange-Co-owners, Intelligentsia Coffee

Les Brown-Founder, Growing Home

Dick Durbin-U.S. Senator (D-Ill.)

Anthony J. Terlato-CEO, Terlato Wine Group

Carolyn Collins-President, Carolyn Collins Caviar Co.

Judith Dunbar Hines-Director of Culinary Arts and Events, City of Chicago

Giles Schnierle-Owner, Great American Cheese Collection

John and Pat Sondgeroth-Heartland Meats






CHICAGO, November 11, 2003 – For its annual awards, the Chicago Tribune Good
Eating staff honors individuals who are making a difference in Chicago’s food
and beverage community through their commitment, passion and vision. Recipients
of the 2003 Good Eating Awards are profiled in a special Good Eating section in
the November 12 edition of the Chicago Tribune. And the winners are:

Mary Ellen Diaz—preparing healthy meals for the homeless

Brian Duncan—innovative wine expert at Bin 36

Ken Dunn and Kristine Greiber—organic urban gardens on vacant lots

Pamela Fitzpatrick—baker at Fox & Obel, noted for artisanal methods

The Glunz family—multi-generational involvement in family-owned and operated
beer and wine distributorships, wine shop, winery and German restaurant

Gloria Hafer—runs after school cooking class for elementary students

Peg Isaacson—provides healthy meals and group activities for seniors

Jerry Kleiner—restaurant pioneer in the Randolph Street and South Loop

Tracy and La Donna Redmond—promote better access to quality food in urban

Bruce Sherman—North Pond chef, teacher, farm booster

Marc Schulman—Eli’s Cheesecake, city booster, charitable work

Evelyn Thompson—ethnic market tours, educator