The 2023 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame has opened nominations for this year’s selections.
Arkansans are invited to nominate people, places and events for induction into the 2023 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame at ArkFoodHOF.com through Oct. 31.
“Food plays an integral role in our Arkansas history and heritage,” says Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism Secretary Stacy Hurst. “Food is family; it’s home; it’s community; it spurs conversation; it creates memories. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame facilitates storytelling around the food traditions, tastes and talent that give our state its unique food culture and customs.”
Categories recognize culturally significant restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events that celebrate food heritage from every part of our state including:
Arkansas Food Hall of Fame – Recognizing long-standing restaurants that help create Arkansas’ food culture;
Proprietor of the Year – Honoring a chef, cook and/or restaurant owner with significant impact on local food tastes and preferences;
Food-Themed Event – Honoring a community food-themed event or festival that preserves a community’s unique food history;
Gone But Not Forgotten – Remembering past establishments that set the table for food tastes and preferences today; and
People’s Choice – Restaurants or food trucks, new or old, that showcase Arkansas culinary tastes and talent.
Click here to make a nomination.