Food Studies International Award for Excellence

Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Food Studies Research Network.

Award Winners for Volume 10

#MeToo on the Menu: Addressing Toxic Kitchen Culture

In October of 2017, the #MeToo movement erupted, giving visibility and voice to survivors of sexual assault. Since 2017, individuals and industries across the world have been called to account for their implication as enablers and predators. While the most vocal jobs sector within the movement has remained within the entertainment industry, specifically of that in Hollywood, little attention has been turned to other, more economically foundational areas like the restaurant and service industries. This feminist discourse analysis looks to uncover the characteristic features that make the restaurant industry both more dangerous through its broader organizational culture and its propensity for having the most vulnerable populations working for them. By looking at media coverage and academic literature surrounding the #MeToo movement in the restaurant industry, this article evaluates what efforts have been made to reform the toxic cultural norms underlying kitchen organizations as well as to what degree they have been successful.

Past Award Winners

Volume 9

The Difficulties of Developing Local Food Systems: Perspectives of Farmers and Other Key Stakeholders in Boulder County, Colorado

Ashley Dancer, Peter Newton, And Veronica House, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp. 1-20


Volume 8

Learning from Failure: Postwar Efforts to Establish a World Food Reserve

Bryan McDonald, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp. 1-15


Volume 7

Food and Form-of-Life: A Philosophical Argument for Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture

Jody Beck, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 1-13


Volume 6

The Political Identity of Food: Partisan Implications of the New Food Politics

Rebecca Harris, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp. 1-20


Volume 5

Tradition and Modernity: Industrial Food, Women, and Visual Culture in 1950s and 1960s Italy

Dr. Silvia Bottinelli, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.1-17


Volume 4

"Good" Food as Family Medicine: Problems of Dualist and Absolutist Approaches to "Healthy" Family Foodways

Julie M. Parsons, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.1-13


Volume 3

A Program to Increase Dietary Consumption of Plant-based Foods among University Students

Catherine Faver and Tina Schiefelbein, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.57-63


Volume 2

GM Foods Regulation: Coming to Terms with the Lay Conception of Risk

Lyne Letourneau, Olga Carolina Cardenas Gomez and Vincent Richard, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.15-29


Volume 1

Food-Away-From-Home (FAFH) Expenditure Patterns for Ghanaian Urban Households: Effects of Income, Gender and Household Demographics

Robert Aidoo, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera and Vincent Abankwah, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.1-14