Foodportunity Seattle February 2012 at Palace Ballroom: SOLDOUT Event

Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom

SEATTLE – Foodportunity has again produced another SOLDOUT event.  This time, food professionals, chefs and foodies have gathered together to head to Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom on 2100 5th Ave.  This will be the first “Foodportunity” of the new year bringing some new restaurants to the scene.  Northwest restaurateur Tom Douglas will provide his Palace Ballroom facilities to host the event and serve a selection of appetizers. Additional participating restaurants showcasing and serving bites at the event will include Rover’s and Luc, The Coterie Room, Local 360, The Inn at Langley, Il Corvo Pasta, Harborside ,Volunteer Park Café, and many more. For a complete list of participating companies, visit

  • A group of local food entrepreneurs and chefs will be available for questions and conversation in the lounge of the Palace Ballroom between 6:30 p.m.  7:30 p.m.
  • Kathy Casey of Kathy Casey Food Studios Liquid Kitchen, Dish D’Lish  and cookbook Sips & Apps
  • Kurt Beecher Dammeier of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Maximus / Minimus, Pasta & Co, Bennett’s Pure Food Bistro and cookbook Pure Flavor
  • Jessie Oleson of, CakeSpy shop and cookbook CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life
  • Lisa Dupar of Pomegranate Bistro, Lisa Dupar Catering and cookbook Fried, Chicken and Champagne

Foodportunity, created by Seattle event planner and food blogger Keren Brown, is open to food journalists, bloggers, public relations professionals, restaurateurs, farmers, companies and all food-passionate people.
 The event will be sponsored by Metropolitan Market, the area’s premier independent grocer. Its six locations in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma provide one-stop shops for fresh, local, organic and hard-to find items, and monthly, complimentary tastings and events such as its Annual Wellness Fair, going on now through January 29.
Early admission is $25 (including booking fees; $30 at a later date), which includes bites from restaurants and companies. Tickets can be purchased through

The first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to send an email to will get a seat at the 8:30 p.m. “speed networking” session led by Julien Perry, Seattle Weekly Food Writer, Chefs Feed Seattle editor and Q13’s Restaurant Correspondent.

For more information contact:

About Keren Brown
Keren Brown, AKA Frantic Foodie, conceived of the food networking idea known as Foodportunity and has held dozens of food-related events last year in both Seattle and Portland. Recently recognized by as “Doer of the Week,” Keren is the author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle.  She also organizes monthly events for Seattle food bloggers where she holds Q&A sessions with famous authors, tours of food companies and other events to help bloggers interact. Keren’s food events information can be found at Frantic Foodie,, and on the events page of  For more information, visit or follow @foodportunityse and #Foodprt.

About Metropolitan Market
Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Metropolitan Market, has grown to become the area’s premiere independent grocer. Featuring fresh, local, organic and hard-to-find items, the award-winning Market transforms everyday grocery shopping into an invigorating experience. The first grocer to introduce Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Altoids mints, Fran’s Chocolates, Wilcox Farms, and Macrina Breads to the region,  Metropolitan Market continues to be the first to offer the best. Visit one of the six locations in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma or online at

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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