“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
Seattle, Wash. May 30, 2012 – 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 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.
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