By CHARLES KOH
Foodportunity, a series of networking events for food professionals, will take place on Monday, June 25 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave.
A group of local chefs and authors will be available for questions and conversations about their books (hot off the press) in the Palace Ballroom lounge between 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- Thierry Rautureau of Chef in the Hat: Rover’s & Luc, and Rover’s cookbook
- Alice Currah of SavorySweetLife.com, and Savory Sweet Life cookbook
- Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious.com, and Herbivoracious cookbook
- Jess Thomson of Jessthomson.wordpress.com, Pike Place Market Recipes, Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts
- Cynthia Nims of Monappetit.com, Gourmet Game Night, and Salty Snacks
Tom Douglas, recipient of the 2012 James Beard Foundation award for Outstanding Restaurateur, 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 includes Lark, McCracken & Tough Restaurants, RN74, Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar, Dinette, Ray’s Boathouse and many others. More participating restaurants and companies can be found at www.foodportunity.com.
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 Fonté Coffee, one of the finest independent coffee roasters in the Pacific Northwest. Fonté sources the top one percent of coffee beans from around the world and ships them to a worldwide clientele. Fonté also operates a European bistro-style Café & Wine Bar, across from the Seattle Art Museum located just steps away from the Pike Place Market.
Early admission is $25 (including booking fees; $32 at a later date), which includes appetizers from restaurants and companies. Tickets can be purchased through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/244390.
The first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org will get a seat at the 8:30 p.m. “speed networking” session led by Rachel Belle, reporter on KIRO FM’s Ron & Don Show, and host of daily segment “Ring My Belle.” For showcasing information, contact: email@example.com.