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Eat Local Now! » 2011 Eat Local Now! Dinner

2011 Eat Local Now! Dinner

Monday, October 24, 2011
6-9:30pm
at
Herban Feast, SODO Park
3200 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA, 98134

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Do Not Miss Seattle’s Premiere Food Day Event!

(or call 1-800-838-3006)

Eat Local Now! Dinner will celebrate it’s eight year running on October 24, 2011! Always a sell-out, this year Sustainable West Seattle, West Seattle CoolMom, Seattle Good Business Network (formerly BALLE Seattle), and Herban Feast are co-presenting this fundraising dinner.

Choose Good Food.

As economic concerns overtake our national conversation, it’s time to kick back, share a great meal, and talk about growing a resilient local food economy here in Washington state. Once upon a time, home economics classes taught us how to manage our homes and make wise decisions – it’s time we revived interest and understanding of what practical, sustainable and healthy food choices are available to us here.

Lusciously, local food from the Puget Sound region will be prepared by Herban Feast chefs. Sustainably produced local beers, wines and fresh cider will be available at a cash bar.

Other organizations involved in our local food economy will have information at the event about purchasing locally as well as growing your own food.

The evening includes:

  • a do-not-miss dinner
  • exhibitors encouraging education and action towards purchasing and growing local food and healthy living
  • keynote speaker: Greg Atkinson (details below)
  • speakers active in the local food movement
  • a silent auction
  • live music

Eat Local Now! encourages participation in local food systems as a means to building a healthy and sustainable communities, families, individuals, and a planet.

The 8th Annual Eat Local Now! event supports our local food producers and allows the people the opportunity to talk to the farmers, fishers, ranchers, bakers and those who make the local food system possible.

Good Food. Close to Home. Building Healthy Communities.

For more information, contact info@eatlocalnow.org or Derek Hoshiko at 206.384.8826.

More About Our Speaker

greg_7442Greg Atkinson came of age in Northwest kitchens. Cooking his way through college in Bellingham, working as a chef at a small café and an inn on San Juan Island, and eventually donning the toque as executive chef at Seattle’s venerable Canlis restaurant, he earned a place in the top tier of Pacific Northwest chefs. He launched the food and beverage program at IslandWood, an environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island and served as a chef instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy. Atkinson has chronicled his adventures as a chef and a home cook in essays and recipes that simultaneously reveal a personal passion for cooking and a practical understanding of the craft that helps others gain confidence in the kitchen. Atkinson is a contributing editor to Food Arts magazine where he reports on the restaurant industry, and he is a regular contributor to Pacific Northwest, the Sunday newsmagazine of The Seattle Times. He is a winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. He also provides food commentary on KUOW, Seattle’s NPR station, and he serves as a guest host on KCTS Chefs. He has been featured on the Award-winning series Chefs A’Field and Gourmet’s Cooking with Ruth Reichl.

Greg Atkinson is the chef proprietor of Restaurant Marché, a contemporary Northwest Bistro on Bainbridge Island.