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Foodportunity , October 2012

Foodportunity welcomes special guest Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille

October 22, 2012

Sponsored by Washington’s Beef Community

A food drive to benefit Food Lifeline (bring non-perishable food items)

Palace Ballroom
6-9 pm

Seattle, Wash.— The next Foodportunity, a series of networking events for Seattle food professionals, will take place on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave, 98121.

Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille and James Beard Award Finalist this year in the Individual Food Blog category will be flying in to celebrate this event and to unveil her book, Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking. Aran’s photography and food styling have earned her mentions in Oprah, Martha Stewart and just about every other lifestyle publication.

Aran will be available for questions and conversation along with a select group of local chefs and authors in the Palace Ballroom lounge between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The featured chefs and authors include:

Brian McCracken and Dana Tough, Chefs and Owners of Spur, Tavern Law and The Coterie Room.

Jill Lightner, Editor of Edible Seattle and Author of Edible Seattle: The Cookbook

Leora Bloom, Author of the Washington Food Artisans Cookbook

Judith Dern, Senior Communications Manager at Allrecipes.com and Author of
The Food and Cooking of Scandinavia.

The event will be a collaboration with Food Lifeline in an effort to close the gap on Tom Douglas’ goal for the Capital Campaign. Please bring non-perishable food items such as canned meats, beans and dry goods to support Food Lifeline and its mission to feed hungry people.

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 Trace, Din Tai Fung, Art, Phnom Penh Noodle House, 35th Street Bistro + Bar and many more. Vegetarian options will be available.

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 the Washington State Beef Commission. Washington’s beef community will challenge you to put on a “blind fold” and experience the taste of beef in a whole new way. Learn about how beef is raised in Washington State and how our local products make it to the tables of fine dining rooms and family kitchen tables around the world. Learn what it takes to make beef taste great from Washington ranchers and experience great steaks before any ingredients are added. The Blind Beef Tasting is fun for your taste buds and a challenge for your beef knowledge.

Early admission is $25 (including booking fees; $32 at a later date), which includes bites from restaurants and companies. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273178

The first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to send an email to info@foodportunity.com will get a seat at the 8:00 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: kerenlovestocook@gmail.com.

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About Keren Brown

Keren Brown, writer of FranticFoodie.com, created the line of networking and educational events known as Foodportunity. The networking events in Seattle and Portland connect the entire food community. Keren Brown was named “Doer of the Week” by MarthaStewart.com and featured in numerous publications such as Puget Sound Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, Sunset Magazine, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune and Edible Seattle. In addition to her own blog she writes for MyNorthwest .com. She is the author of the “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” (Globe Pequot Press), a guide to all the best restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops in Seattle.. Keren’s food events information can be found at FranticFoodie.com. For more information, visit http://www.foodportunity.com or follow @franticfoodie @foodportunityse and #Foodprt.

About Washington State Beef Commission

The Washington State Beef Commission is the promotion, education and research arm of Washington’s beef community. Working for the State’s 9,000 family farmers and ranchers, the Beef Commission’s mission is to increase demand for beef by exceeding consumer expectations. More information can be found at wabeef.org, facebook.com/wabeef , @WABeef on Twitter.

About Food Lifeline

Food Lifeline feeds hungry people. By collecting nutritious food from restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and manufacturers and delivering it to more than 300 food banks across Western Washington, we put more than 750,000 meals a year on the tables of people in need. We develop strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations that share our commitment to ending hunger. Food Lifeline is also the local member of the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, Feeding America. More information can be found at FoodLifeline.org.

About Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas
Chef/Restaurateur/Author

Tom Douglas creates deliciousness served with graciousness at 13 different joints, all in the Belltown and South Lake Union neighborhoods of Seattle. With more than 30 years dedicated to the Seattle restaurant scene, he is credited with putting the city on the culinary map. Beginning with Dahlia Lounge in 1989, Tom and his wife Jackie expanded their kitchens with Etta’s, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie (now with two locations), Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie, and most recently Serious Biscuit, Brave Horse Tavern, Cuoco, and Ting Momo. He also owns the Dahlia Bakery, hosts culinary classes at the Dahlia Workshop, has an event space, Palace Ballroom, and runs Tom Douglas Catering.
Tom is committed to Food Lifeline’s mission and is spearheading a capital campaign to raise funds for a new distribution warehouse to better serve the needs of the Western Washington community. More information can be found at http://www.tomdouglas.com

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Foodportunity, a Giveaway and an Announcement.

I just recently announced that Foodportunity is coming up and that there is an awesome line up. What I didn’t mention yet is that we will have a surprise guest flying in for the event.

We have featured authors and chefs at Foodportunity. This idea came out of my own personal need to connect with these people. When I started blogging, I wanted to meet chefs and cookbook authors but I was always intimidated. The first time I had to interview a chef, I was sick to my stomach, like literally so nervous I couldn’t sleep the night before (including sweaty palms and everything).

Fast forward five years later and I don’t get nervous anymore, I have met so many of the people I admire. Yes, practice makes perfect with everything in life. Even meeting new people.

Every Foodportunity we have featured authors and chefs. They hang out in the front room (a.k.a the lounge) between 6:30 and 7:30. And they are there just to talk to you. You can ask questions, beg for recipes if you want, get books signed (bring your books) or just say hi. On October 22, be there. You can meet Brian McCracken and Dana Tough (Spur, Tavern Law, The Coterie Room), Jill Lightner (Edible Seattle: The Cookbook), Leora Bloom (Washington Food Artisans, Cookbook) and Judith Dern (A Taste of Scandinavia, Cookbook).

And now for the surprise. Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille is coming to visit. Her photography is gorgeous, like heart pitter-pattering beautiful. Her recipes are delicious and inspiring. Little tarts, cakes and just so many desserts and dishes that are all gluten-free. You might have seen her on Oprah, Martha Stewart or when she was mentioned in Times Magazine, as one of their favorite bloggers. Just look at her blog and you will understand, her photography will make you swoon. She is coming out with her new cookbook the week of Foodportunity.

You get to meet her, talk to her and even win a book here.

The giveaway. Win the book. I have 2 copies!: Just leave a comment to enter the contest, share on Facebook (5 entries) or twitter for an extra entry. Just remember to comment and let me know. The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. but if you can make it to Foodportunity, you can get it signed. Winner will be chosen on Sept 20.
Update: The winners are Tamiko and Helen Anne.

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Foodportunity October 22nd 2012

Save the date (and get your tickets) for Seattle’s premier food networking event

Foodportunity
October 22, 2012 Palace Ballroom

Sponsored by Washington’s Beef Community
wabeef.org/ facebook.com/wabeef / @WABeef
Join us as we challenge your taste buds in a blind beef tasting. Meet a local cattle rancher and learn about how beef is raised in Washington.

What: Foodportunity, Seattle food community’s premier networking event with tastes from Tom Douglas Restaurants, Din Tai Fung, TRACE, ART Restaurant, Hitchcock, Phnom Penh Noodle House, 35 th Street Kitchen + Bar and many more restaurants and companies.

Where: Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Who: Local chefs and cookbook authors will be available to answer your questions and get to know you. Come meet Brian McCracken and Dana Tough (Spur, Tavern Law, The Coterie Room), Jill Lightner (Edible Seattle: The Cookbook), Leora Bloom (Washington Food Artisans, Cookbook) and Judith Dern (A Taste of Scandinavia, Cookbook)

When: Monday, October 22, 2012, 6-9 pm

Cost: $25 early admission, $32 at a later date. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/273178
Get your tickets before they sell out.

Do you have questions? Do you want to showcase your business?
Contact: Keren Brown – kerenlovestocook@gmail.com

photo credit: Jackie Donnely Baisa

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Katie Workman, author of The Mom 100 Cookbook Comes to Foodportunity, Alice Currah and More

I am starting to feel the Foodportunity vibe, partly because there are some things left to finish up but also because I can hear people saying things like “I will see you at Foodportunity” or “I will see you on June 25″. I am a proud mama and Foodportunity is my baby (well one of them) so I love hearing these things.

This is also your reminder to buy the books in advance to be signed at the event by your favorite authors.

This time you will have the chance to meet Katie Workman, the author of the “Mom 100 Cookbook”. She is visiting Seattle and will be available to meet you and chat with you at the event.

Mom 100 Cookbook

Katie Workman is the founding editor-in-chief of Cookstr.com. She writes about food and cooking for The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, AOL Food, KitchenDaily.com, AARP.com, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, and more. Katie previously was at Clarkson Potter for more than 12 years, where she worked on high-profile cookbooks connected to brands such as Pillsbury and the American Heart Association. The book has become a favorite of mine already with so many ideas for putting together quick dinners including many different spins on chicken, Asian recipes, Mexican recipes and food your kids will eat. I also found myself chuckling while reading it because Katie has a funny way of describing the chaos in our every day lives. It is a great book if you need to learn how to make some new basics, get lots of inspiration and especially if you are in that mode where you are too busy to think about what to make and need some inspiration for dinner.

This week, Alice Currah, of the Savory Sweet Life website released her first cookbook “Savory Sweet Life”. Alice was named on Forbes’ list of ” Eight of the Very Best Food Bloggers“. The book features her gorgeous photography with recipes set up by life events; birthdays, Christmas etc. The recipes are easy to make, crowd pleaser recipes that will make you look like you have been working for hours in the kitchen. If you follow Alice’s blog or have ever seen her in action, then you will know that this is the real deal. This lady knows how to test recipes and make them taste really great, she knows how to have fun and it will make you want to be a part of her family. Alice will be at Foodportunity to answer your cooking questions.

Alice’s new book “Savory Sweet Life”

You will get to meet some more fabulously talented authors such as Cynthia Nims, Gourmet Game Night, Thierry Rautureau’s Rover’s Coobook, Jess Thomson, Pike Place Market Recipes and Michael Natkin of the Herbivoracious Cookbook. They will all be available for conversation between 6:30-7:30 pm in the lounge.

So here is your reminder, bring your cookbooks to be signed and come ready for food and inspiration because this is going to be a great opportunity.

Here they are again…

To cook with all the ingredients in Pike Place Market, you can get this.

Eat more vegetables and cook from all over the world with this.

Invite your friends over for a party using these recipes.

Learn from Seattle’s most famous French Chef and artist.

Amy Pennington, the author of “Urban Pantry” and TV show host on Check Please Northwest will be there. She is a master gardener and her recent book, “Apartment Gardening” assures you that you can grow plants in small spaces.

And with summer coming, the “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” is the perfect way to discover Seattle! A perfect gift for locals and visitors alike. This is my book.

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Foodportunity June 25, Tickets on Sale

Did you get your tickets? The tickets are almost gone so get them or you will miss out.

“Foodportunity” celebrates summer’s arrival with chefs, cookbook authors and the food community
Food networking event to be held June 25 and connect Seattle’s vibrant food community; Fonté Micro Coffee Roaster to sponsor

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 http://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 info@foodportunity.com 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: kerenlovestocook@gmail.com.

About Keren Brown

Keren Brown, writer of FranticFoodie.com, created the line of networking and educational events known as Foodportunity. The networking events in Seattle and Portland connect the entire food community. Keren Brown was named “Doer of the Week” by MarthaStewart.com and featured in numerous publications such as Puget Sound Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, Sunset Magazine, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune and Edible Seattle. In addition to her own blog she writes for MyNorthwest .com. She is the author of the “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle” (Globe Pequot Press), a guide to all the best restaurants, bakeries and specialty shops in Seattle.

About Fonté Coffee Roaster

Celebrating it’s 20th year, Fonté Coffee Roaster has grown to become one of Seattle’s premium coffee roasters, providing single origin and specialty coffees and tea for cafes, retailers, restaurants and hotels. The company was founded in 1992 by Seattle native Paul Odom, with a passion to create coffees that would please the most discriminating enthusiast. Fonté meticulously sources and selects beans from around the world. Using a hand roasting process performed by tenured Master Roaster Steve Smith, the beans are “roasted-to-order”, packaged and shipped within twenty-four hours to ensure the highest quality flavor for the coffee connoisseur. Visit the retail location at 1321 First Ave in downtown Seattle, across from the Seattle Art Museum and just steps from Pike Place Market or online at http://www.fontecoffee.com

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Food Events, Restaurants and More Seattle in the Know

Summer, Summer. People in this city are beaming with happy smiles, new energy and the restaurant scene is running around like a chicken without a head. There is way too much to keep up with but I put together a short list of things you might want to check out.

1. Duke’s Slightly Slanted Happy Hour. All 6 locations are slanting things but I recently got to attend a media event on South Lake Union and let me tell you, this is a great place to sit and have a slanted time (okay I will stop using this word) on the patio while enjoying the warm weather. The menu includes items like Naked Wild Alaska Salmon Slider with Alaska Coho Salmon molasses bread with basil pesto and sliced tomato, Fresh Dungeness Crab Slider , NW Coast Dungeness Crab with fresh avocado and homemade chipotle aioli and Goat Cheese & Pesto Slider with Laura Chenel goat cheese with homemade pesto on a mini flour tortilla. For drinks they have a Bloody Bloody Mary , Housemade infused imported Pinnacle vodka with Demitri’s All-Natural Bloody Mary Seasoning garnished with two jumbo prawns and Katy’s Naughty Lemonade, Smirnoff Raspberry with fresh squeezed Lemonade, Sierra Mist and Cranberry juice.

2. This Thursday!
Macy’s Great American Chef’s Tour, Kick off by Tom Douglas
“Macy’s Great American Chefs Tour” is embarking on a cross-country road trip, pairing the celebrity chefs of Macy’s Culinary Council with live cooking demonstrations, food tastings and a celebration of local culinary talent. MCC chef Tom Douglas kicks off the more than 15-city tour at Macy’s Downtown Seattle on Thursday, May 31. There are some amazing chefs involved and it is only $10.

3. Cafe Flora’s 20th Anniversary.

4. Evo Kitchen Tapas and Cabaret recently opened on East Olive Way. Check the calendar for details.

5. Corks and Canvas event at Pan Pacific Hotel. I am always looking for fun things to do with my girlfriends and though eating is always first on our list it is always refreshing to add another element to the evening. The Pan Pacific Hotel has these Corks & Canvas events where there are blank canvases for you to paint and an instructor or two to guide you while you paint your version of The Space Needle view. It is such an interesting concept paired with cocktails and Chef John Howie’s fabulous food.

Crumble & Flake bakery is the bakery that everyone is talking about lately. Oh and Autumn from Get Your Hotcakes opened a Molten Chocolate Cakery. Trust me that girl knows what she is doing.

And Foodportunity tickets are on sale now at the early bird price.

What did you do on the long weekend? What do you like to do in Seattle?

If you don’t have my book yet, now is a good time to map out your summer eating schedule. The Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle is the guide to the best bakeries, restaurants and specialty shops in Seattle. Send me any questions by email about Seattle food too. I am happy to help.

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Day 5 of Foodportunity Giveaway, Herbivoracious Cookbook

Today is the last day of the Foodportunity Giveaway. Sign up for my blog to keep up with the Seattle food life and more contests! If you want to win the Herbivoracious cookbook, scroll down here.

Today I am giving away a copy of the Herbivoracious Cookbook. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to fall in with love this cookbook because you will find recipes packed with so much damn flavor that you will not miss the meat. Michael Natkin, the beloved blogger and author known as Herbivoracious is your ticket to flavorful dinners with interesting ingredients. He knows what he is doing and is such a nice guy that if you ask him any question via twitter or Facebook or in person, he will go the distance to find the answer. Here is what I wrote about his cookbook. He will be at Foodportunity answering questions and taking the time to talk to you. Scroll down to find out how to enter.

Networking Tip of the Day: Dress for Success. People ask me all the time if there is a dress code for Foodportunity. There isn’t. You can wear anything that you want. Though remember that you want people to be attracted to talking to you and making connections and it helps to look nice. Dress the way that represents you. If you are not sure, you can just wear a pair of black pants and a shirt. At one of our events, one of the farmers wore the clothes that she wears on the farm and that was really special. If you feel like dressing up you can. If you feel like dressing down then that is fine too. It really is about feeling comfortable in your skin.

Will we see you at Foodportunity?
Foodportunity is a networking event for Seattle’s food community. The event is June 25 from 6-9 pm. More information here

The giveaway!

How do you win? (Winner chosen tomorrow morning)

1) Comment on this post for one entry
2) Tweet about this for one entry and tag @foodportunityse (the more tweets, the more entries!)
3) Facebook share information about our event http://franticfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/foodportunity-june-25-you-are-invited/ (5 entries)
4) Pinterest: Repin 2 things from our Foodportunity board for an entry

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Day 4 Foodportunity Giveaway, Pike Place Market Recipes Cookbook

This is day 4 of the 5 day giveaway. Make sure to check back tomorrow to enter the last contest this week. Scroll down to win this book!

If there is one place in Seattle that holds the key to my heart, it is the Pike Place Market. It was the best part of writing my book the “Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle“.
I just loved going to the market and eating from all the places. Sometimes I would “so call” research the same places again and again just so that I would have an excuse to pinch the produce that leads the way into the market. My favorite place to shop is Corner Produce. That is the produce place right on the corner at 1500 Pike Place. It may not be the place where you will find the most exotic produce (though you can find just about everything) but they have this little corner and there you can find dollar bags of produce. Definitely the place for someone like me who just can’t decide what to make. And there is a game I play every time. It’s called ” Make Do” and I pick up a few dollar bags and make something with whatever is in the bags. Sometimes you will find a couple avocados, or some corn on the cob, a couple mangos or even a full bag of limes. That’s where the uglier produce gets tossed to the side but we all know not to judge a book by its cover!

Local food writer Jess Thomson just came out with a book called “Pike Place Market Recipes:130 Delicious Ways to Bring Seattle’s Famous Market Home.” What you need to know about Jess comes through in everything she does. She pours her heart and soul into her writing. In this book, she basically connects you with the souls of the market and gets their recipes. But that’s not it, she also gives you tips on what to do with foods you can find like her 10 way lists where she gives you 10 inspirational things to do with ingredients. This book is jam-packed with recipes and beautiful photos that highlight the beauty of the market. This is such a nice gift for someone who likes to cook. Jess Thomson will be available at Foodportunity on June 25 to answer your questions and today’s giveaway is a copy of her book. Yes you can be one of the first to get this beautiful book. The photos are by the ever-so-talented Claire Barboza. Jess Thomson is a fantastic writer and you can read more of it here.

Networking Tip of the Day: When you meet someone new, make sure to ask about them first. We tend to spend lots of time talking about ourselves but a good networker will ask about the other person. Remember to spend your time listening. This will make you a better networker and people will be drawn to you.

Will we see you at Foodportunity?
Foodportunity is a networking event for Seattle’s food community. The event is June 25 from 6-9 pm. More information here

The giveaway!

How do you win? (Winner chosen tomorrow morning)

1) Comment on this post for one entry
2) Tweet about this for one entry and tag @foodportunityse (the more tweets, the more entries!)
3) Facebook share information about our event http://franticfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/foodportunity-june-25-you-are-invited/ (5 entries)
4) Pinterest: Repin 2 things from our Foodportunity board for an entry

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Day 3 Foodportunity Giveaway, Networking Tips and Gourmet Game Night

One of the best parts about the Foodportunity networking event is bringing people who I admire together.

When I just began writing about food, all I wanted was to do was connect with people who inspire me and that is when I met Cynthia Nims.
She has written many books including authoring a book with Thierry Rautureau from Rover’s and Luc (the funniest chef in town). And she is incredibly down to earth and inspiring. It is such a pleasure to have them together at http://www.foodportunity. Thierry is hilarious and so incredibly talented and Cynthia has written many cookbooks including a must-have if you like to entertain called. “Gourmet Game Night” and “Salty Snacks” which has not been released yet. Here is my review of it. This one has been on my living room table for a while and even more lately since board games have been a way of bringing my family together after dinner. Today’s giveaway is a copy of Gourmet Game Night.

You can meet both Cynthia Nims and Chef Thierry Rautureau at Foodportunity. They will be available to meet guests and answer questions. Foodportunity is a food networking event that connects Seattle’s food industry. Come and eat from the best restaurants in town and taste from many local companies. Tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets for the June 25 event. More information here

Networking Tip of the Day: Talk to the person in the corner. At every event, there is a person standing in the corner of the room that might be having trouble talking to people. Go talk to that person. if You see someone alone, that is your chance to start up a conversation.

The giveaway!

How do you win? (Winner chosen tomorrow morning)

1) Comment on this post for one entry
2) Tweet about this for one entry and tag @foodportunityse (the more tweets, the more entries!)
3) Facebook share information about our event http://franticfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/foodportunity-june-25-you-are-invited/ (5 entries)
4) Pinterest: Repin 2 things from our Foodportunity board for an entry

Good Luck

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Day 2 of Foodportunity Giveaway and Networking Tips

Today we are giving away a gift pack of Demetri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning. You can host your next party by just adding tomato juice.

And with that this Williams Sonoma Cheese Cookbook. You will be the life of your next party!
Who doesn’t love cheese? Beecher’s is a favorite of mine.

Networking Tip: If you are having trouble striking up a conversation, give a sincere compliment. Surely you will see something you like. Tell the person you like their purse. If you see them wearing a color you like, just tell them that. Such an easy way to start a conversation. Sounds trivial but remember the other person might be having a hard time starting the conversation too.

Will we see you at Foodportunity?
Foodportunity is a networking event for Seattle’s food community. The event is June 25 from 6-9 pm. More information here

How do you win? We choose the winner in the morning so you have until tomorrow to enter. And check back tomorrow for another prize.

1) Comment on this post for one entry
2) Tweet about this for one entry and tag @foodportunityse (the more tweets, the more entries!)
3) Facebook share information about our event http://franticfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/foodportunity-june-25-you-are-invited/ (5 entries)
4) Pinterest: Repin 2 things from our Foodportunity board for an entry

Good Luck

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