Each of our Local Chefs for Local Farms events features a spectacular 4-course dinner prepared by a Seattle-area premier chef. Maria Hines of Tilth Restaurant, a PCC Farmland Trust Board member, founded the Local Chefs for Local Farms series in order to raise awareness and funds for organic farmland preservation. Along with an exclusive menu that emphasizes local ingredients, each dinner includes wine pairings, and a panel discussion with a farmer, Trust staff, and host chef.
Local Chefs for Local Farms seeks to deepen the connection between consumers and the source of their food and illuminate the benefits and challenges–social, economic and physical–of eating and growing local, organic food. Reservations are required. Please see event invitation or registration for specific registration details.
2013 Local Chefs for Local Farms
Chef Maria Hines
March 19 - Tilth
Organically certified Tilth features New American cuisine prepared with organic or wild ingredients sourced from local farmers. Executive chef and owner Maria Hines is a James Beard Award winning “Best Chef of the Northwest”, and serves on PCC Farmland Trust’s board of directors.
Chef Ethan Stowell
July 29 – Tavolata
Ethan Stowell’s Tavolàta is all about pasta—from Rigatoni to Casarecce, Conchiglie to Linguini—freshly extruded every day. A restaurant whose name means “to gather around a table,” Tavolata keeps it simple, uses the freshest of ingredients, and allows the food to do the talking. [Registration open in May.]
Chef Jason Franey & Mark Canlis
Early November – Canlis
Canlis’ goal is to create the best dining experience possible — a vision, a shared commitment that has been passed down for three generations. For more than sixty years, they’ve been serving and celebrating Seattle with their food. Chef Jason Franey joined Canlis in 2009 and set a new course: keep Canlis, then 58 years old, relevant, and at the forefront of fine dining in Seattle. After only two years at Canlis, Jason was named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs 2011 and The People’s Best New Chef Northwest by Food & Wine. Jason is Canlis Restaurant’s fifth-ever executive chef in 60 years. [Registration open in August.]
“We love the Local Chefs for Local Farms events! The food and company are always wonderful, but the best part is how each meal brings the connection between farm, chef, and eater vibrantly to life.” -Jeff & Erika Rice Scherpelz