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Palace Ballroom
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"Foodportunity" series to unite local experts and chefs to welcome the summer
Food networking event to be held June 13 and connect Seattle's vibrant food community
Sponsored By Metropolitan Market

Seattle, Wash., Apr 20, 2011 The next Foodportunity, a series of networking events for Seattle food professionals, will take place on Monday, June 13, 2011, from 6 p.m.  9 p.m. at Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, 98121.

A group of experts in the field of gardening, foraging, cheese making and beekeeping will be available for questions and conversation in the lounge of the Palace Ballroom between 6:30 p.m.  7:30 p.m:

Amy Pennington, creator and owner of, and author of recently released "Apartment Gardening: Plants, Projects, and Recipes for Growing Food in Your Urban Home" and "Urban Pantry" (published 2010).

Kurt Timmermeister, author of recently released "Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land;" professional cheese maker and the mastermind behind Kurtwood Farms

Corky Luster, AMD Visionary of the Year 2011 nominee, bee keeper and founder of Ballard Bee Company at

Langdon Cook, foraging expert and author of "Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager,"(published 2009), and columnist for Seattle Magazine.

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 Book Bindery, Chez Shea, Trellis , Nettletown, Tilikum Place Cafe, Urbane  and  Builtburger.

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 premiere independent grocer, which will be celebrating its 40th birthday starting in June. Its six locations in Seattle, Kirkland and Tacoma provide one-stop shops for fresh, local, organic and hard-to find items, as well as 40th birthday festivities and specials the entire month of June.

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 Rachel Belle reporter on KIRO FM's Ron & Don Show, where she does a daily segment called "Ring My Belle".  For showcasing information, contact:


About Keren Brown

Keren Brown, AKA Frantic Foodie, conceived of the food networking idea known as Foodportunity and has held more than a dozen food-related events last year in both Seattle and Portland. Recently recognized by as "Doer of the Week," Keren 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 in the Seattle PI, 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, Altoid 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        



Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98127
United States

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