A Message from the Founder

The credits.

This past January saw a milestone. ”Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan,” a feature documentary seven years in the making, premiered as an official selection at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. 

At the end, as the film credits ran, a list of thousands of Outstanding in the Field contributors from the past 20 years appeared and slowly crossed the screen. First chefs, then farmers and then others were recognized. Several minutes passed as they scrolled by.

In 2020 we are honored to continue the mission of Outstanding in the Field: To gather at one long table in celebration of the people who bring us good food and the places where our food comes from. A celebration whose meaning and purpose is giving credit where credit is due.

Jim Denevan
Founder of Outstanding in the Field