Foodportunity Seattle Feb 2012
TICKETS SOLD OUT. No Tickets at the Door Please.
For Immediate Release:
The first "Foodportunity" of the year brings together new restaurants and classics
Food networking event to be held Feb. 6 and connect Seattle's vibrant food community; Metropolitan Market to sponsor
Seattle, Wash., Jan.10, 2012 The next Foodportunity, a series of networking events for Seattle food professionals, will take place on Monday, Feb. 6, from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. at Tom Douglas' Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave.
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.com, 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
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 www.fooportunity.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 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 BrownPaperTickets.com http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/216467.
The first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to send an email to email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 MarthaStewart.com 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, www.FranticFoodie.com, and on the events page of MyNorthwest.com. For more information, visit www.foodportunity.com 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 www.metropolitanmarket.com.
2100 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121