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Northwest Washington Chefs Collective

 

WE USE, CELEBRATE, AND PROMOTE OUR REGIONS AMAZING LOCAL FOOD

 

 

MISSION

 

Facilitated by Sustainable Connections Food & Farming program, the Chefs Collective is a group of chefs, food artisans, and food businesses of all kinds who are dedicated to providing our community with local seasonal cuisine, are inspired by the bounty our region produces and feels that educating our community about the importance of local food is key to creating a vibrant local food scene.

From line cooks to sommeliers, any business dedicated to producing, serving and promoting local food, is invited to be a part!

Goals

1) Be the forum for chefs & food artisans to connect, share ideas & promote local food

2) Support local farms, fishers, and food producers

3) Educate customers and the public about the importance of seasonal eating

 

Membership

 

As of January 2018, Chefs Collective Membership is free as a Sustainable Connections member. To join as a member, click here!

Benefits include:
• FREE entry to most Chefs Collective events
• Use of the Chefs Listserv to promote events
• Promotion through our Eat Local First Social Media
• A Chefs Collective decal for your store window
• Space to display business materials at events

 

 

EVENTS

 

Network with industry peers, meet local farmers and be a part of the collective that’s inspiring forward momentum in our local food scene! Events are open to all food & farming businesses, food organizations, and culinary students.

The 2018 events calendar includes:

  • 4 quarterly Chefs Collective Morning Meet-ups
  • 2 Farmer Chef Mixers
  • Chef Market Mob
  • Chef Farm Tour
  • And a whole lot of fun!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

April 10: Chefs Collective Morning Meet-up

Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
8:00-9:30am
Topic: Collective Marketing & the new Eat Local First
Enjoy coffee and pastries, networking and lively discussion

 

April 21: Chef Market Mob

Bellingham Farmers Market
9:30-11:30am
Meet chefs and farmers, taste local products, and peruse the bounty of harvest season! We’ll start with coffee at Handshake Coffee (on the walking path near the Farmers Market), tour and taste our way through the market, meeting farmers, getting to know chefs, and enjoying the bounty.

 

May 9: Farmer Chef Mixer

Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
6:00-8:00pm
Mix and mingle with chefs, farmers, fishermen and fellow businesses in this fun and facilitated networking event.

 

June 12: Chefs Collective Morning Meet-up

Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
8:00-9:30am
Topic: Cooking for the Community Enjoy coffee and pastries, networking and lively discussion

 

July 16: Chef Farm Tour

9:00am-1:00pm
Hop in the van as we tour 4 local farms, taste their products and see where the magic happens.

 

Sept 11: Chefs Collective Morning Meet-up

Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
8:00-9:30am
Topic: TBD
Enjoy coffee and pastries, networking and lively discussion

 

November 7: Farmer Chef Mixer

Location TBD
6:00-8:00p
Mix and mingle with chefs, farmers, fishermen and fellow businesses in this fun and facilitated networking event.

 

Dec 11: Chefs Collective Morning Meet-up

Sustainable Connections, 1701 Ellis St, Ste 221
8:00-9:30am
Topic: TBD. Enjoy coffee and pastries, networking and lively discussion


NW WA Chefs Collective Members

NW WA Chefs Collective Member Drizzle

Andy Nguyen
Executive Chef

Justin Hawkinson
Executive Chef

Will Annett
Owner & Executive Chef

Caprice Teske
Market Manager

Kristen Six
Owner

Renee Bourgault
Owner & Baker

Andrew Clarke
Executive Chef

Helen Solem
Owner & Farmer

Eric Truglas
Owner & Head Chef

James Stanton
Owner

Brian McDonald
Chef Instructor

Richard Balogh
Owner & Executive Chef

Gabriel Claycamp
Owner & Executive Chef

Christy Fox
Executive Chef

Mataio Gillis
Owner & Executive Chef

Patrick Durgan
Executive Chef & Director of Food Services

Cheryl Thornton
Business Development & Finance Director

Ilana Knudsen
Head Chef