CityGuru Hosts “To The Table” Dinner Benefiting the Inspire Youth Project

CityGuru recently rallied up five of the best chef’s in Seattle to host an unforgettable fundraiser dinner at Pike Place Market Atrium benefiting an amazing local nonprofit, Inspire Youth Project (IYP). IYP creates mentor programs for underprivileged kids and teens in Seattle. Their men and women leaders all have the goal of offering a loving, caring support system to these children, and the positive impact on our community is empowering.

The night included an exquisite custom 5-course dinner, open bar, complimentary photos, live auction, and DJ entertainment.  Over $10,000 was raised towards Inspire Youth Project. 
Ethan Stowell – Restaurateur and owner of 9 amazing restaurants, including Bar Cotta, How To Cook A Wolf, Mkt., Staple And Fancy, and 5 other unforgettable eateries.

Jason Stoneburner – Voted hottest chef of 2013, Jason owns some of Seattle’s favorites including Bastille, Stoneburner, Poquitos, Macleod’s and Von Trapp’s.

Lisa Dupar – Southern gal who made her way to Seattle, owner of Lisa Dupar Catering, Pomegranate Bistro, and author of award-winning cookbook, Fried Chicken and Champagne.

Karen Jurgensen – As a Chef Instructor at Seattle Culinary Academy, she also launched the sustainable courses at the academy, as well as a sustainable kitchen cookbook, “Chefs on the Farm”. Her “Farm to Table” cooking methods are a treat!

Rachel Yang – Owner of Seattle’s familiar favorites, Revel, Trove, and Joule, Rachel’s cooking brings a unique, modern perspective to Korean cuisine.

Jason Stoneburner: Lomo with chicory & brussels soft egg & rye

Karen Jurgensen: Juniper cured salmon, red onion pepper, horseradish creme, dilled aebleskiver

Ethan Stowell: Beef tenderloin with parsnip puree, laminate kale with bacon & red wine sauce

Rachel Yang: Charred Octopus with chili tapenade & basil tabouleh

Lisa Dupar: Spiced parfait, coconut tapioca pearls, dutch cocoa sorbet & candied nuts

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A special thank you to our growing list of sponsors and partners:

Pike Place Market & Atrium/Venue
Rocketdog Communications/Marketing & Design
Inspire Youth Project/Charity
Ethan Stowell/Chef
Lisa Dupar/Chef
Karen Jurgensen/Chef
Rachel Yang/Chef
Jason Stoneburner/Chef
Taylor Lewis/Event Manager
And thank YOU for attending to support IYP!

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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