2000 – Ron Irvine & Alan Foster Ron Irvine of Washington state and Alan Foster of Oregon , artisanal cider makers who toured England and Normandy in September 2000 exchanging information on methods and techniques for improving cider and apple quality generally.
1999 – Kathryn Thal Kathryn Thal, South African-born restaurant manager-turned-wine buyer who toured Californian vineyards and is now setting up a program aimed at explaining and encouraging sustainable viticulture worldwide.
1998 – Caroline Smialek & Peter Kindel Caroline Smialek and Peter Kindel, America wannabe cheesemakers who visited European role models and then worked in New York restaurants, including cheese haven Artisanal. They subsequently moved to the oldest dairy farm in Vermont and have continued to make cheese, including inspiring Ogleshield during their time with Jamie […]
1997 – Jane Adams Jane Adams, food and wine writer and publicist of Sydney, Australia who toured the United States, finding out enough about farmers’ markets to import the concept into food-conscious Australia . Thanks partly to this trip, farmers’ markets are now a thriving established phenomenon throughout Australia.
1996 – Diana Campbell Diana Campbell, a Canadian then working in the Scottish wine trade who wanted to study food and wine matching at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley with the aim of increasing the confidence of Scotland’s restaurateurs, chefs and wine waiters.