Events / Taste America

Taste America: Seattle

Join us for a night of culinary stars!

Fri, October 19, 2018

6:30 PM
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Price: Click below to see prices and purchase tickets. Reservations are now closed.

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

6:30 P.M. Cocktail and Tasting Reception
8:00 P.M. Seated Dinner and Dessert Reception to Follow
Cocktail Attire

Dinner Menu Created by

James Beard Award Winners
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski
State Bird Provisions; The Progress, San Francisco

James Beard Award Winner
Edouardo Jordan
Salare and JuneBaby, Seattle

Andrew Whiteside
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Reception Tastings Created by

Jay Blackinton
Hogstone’s Wood Oven, Orcas Island, WA

Graeme Cockburn
Presented by Windstar Cruises

James Beard Award Winner
Felipe Hernandez
Los Hernandez Tamales, Union Gap, WA

Melissa Miranda
Musang, Seattle

Shota Nakajima
Adana, Seattle

Mutsuko Soma
Kamonegi, Seattle

Dessert Reception Tastings Created By

Brittany Bardeleben
Dahlia Bakery, Seattle

Artis Kalsons
Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

Laura Pyles
The Pantry, Seattle

Guest Emcee

Tatevik Aprikyan
Reporter, Q13 Fox TV Seattle

Special Guest

Auctioneer Pat Cashman
Pat Cashman Auctions, Seattle


Bettina Carey, Bettina Carey Productions
Libbi Finnessy, Bellevue Dental Health
Craig Leuthold, CEO, Maryhill Winery
Matt Lincecum, CEO, Fremont Brewing 
Justin and Jennifer Stiefel, CEO and President, Heritage Distilling Co. 
Michael J. Thompson, Vice President, Charles Schwab Bellevue


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Please stay tuned for the menu.


Related Info

For more information on events or local sponsorship in Seattle, please contact Melinda Haynes at or 425.412.7070 x 110.

The James Beard Foundation is proud to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Scholarship Fund.