Famed Chef and Author Greg Atkinson to Speak at Eat Local Now Dinner Event

Seattle, WA, October 13, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Star chef and author Greg Atkinson is the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Eat Local Now! dinner, a fundraiser for groups working to encourage our local food systems: Seattle Good Business Network, CoolMom and Sustainable West Seattle. Themed “Eat Good Food,” the dinner will be held at Herban Feast’s Sodo Park historic location on October 24th.

Greg Atkinson served as executive chef at Canlis Restaurant and earned national acclaim that placed it among the "Fifty Best Restaurants" in Gourmet magazine. As chef at IslandWood, an environmental learning center on Bainbridge Island, Atkinson was instrumental in establishing the sustainable cuisine program that helps school age children understand the impact of their food choices on the natural world. Author of many books on Northwest cuisine, Atkinson won the James Beard Foundation's M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. He will be signing his new book “At the Kitchen Table: The Craft of Cooking at Home” at the event.

The evening includes a delicious local feast, silent auction, exhibitors and music. Eat Local Now! encourages the community to eat healthy, affordable, local food produced in a sustainable and humane way.

Local food from Puget Sound will be prepared by Herban Feast’s award winning chef Dalis Chea. Locally and sustainably produced beer, wine and fresh cider will be available at a cash bar. Other organizations involved in their preparing healthy, local food will have information at the event.

Local business and non-profit exhibitors will display information on many local food related organizations and a silent auction will feature a wide variety of locally donated items ranging from restaurant gift certificates to CSA subscriptions.

The 8th Annual Eat Local Now! event encourages healthy food for everyone and supports organizations creating the change in our region to make that possible. Tickets for 8th Annual Eat Local Now! and information are available at EatLocalNow.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The event benefits Seattle Good Business Network, CoolMom, Sustainable West Seattle and is co-sponsored by Herban Feast.



The 8th Annual Eat Local Now! Dinner Celebration encourages participation in local food systems, bolstering food equality for all. The event is at Herban Feast in Sodo Park at 3200 1st Avenue South in Seattle on October 24. Get tickets and more information for the 8th Annual Eat Local Now! dinner at EatLocalNow.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. This year's event presented by Sustainable West Seattle, CoolMom.org, Herban Feast and The Seattle Good Business Network.

CoolMom.org unites families to affect climate change through education, lifestyle change, and advocacy. CoolMom's vision is to inspire moms, families and communities to practice sustainable living in how they live, learn, work and play to build a better future for our children.

Herban Feast is continually finding new ways to use regional suppliers, assist the area economy and agriculture community by sourcing ingredients from local producers and farmers, and employing sustainable practices. Herban Feast provides off-site catering at venues throughout the Puget Sound region and on-site catering at our distinctive event venue, Sodo Park. You can also find us at our farm-fresh, full-service restaurant, Fresh Bistro in West Seattle.

Seattle Good Business Network (formerly BALLE Seattle) is a non-profit venture that connects, empowers, and promotes Seattle-area business owners who care about the future of our place. Members are locally owned, independently operated businesses of all kinds.

Sustainable West Seattle educates and advocates for urban sustainability in our local community. SWS envisions a West Seattle community of empowered citizens who actively lead toward greater self-reliance, local democracy, social justice, and existence in harmony with life on earth. SWS meets the 3rd Monday each month at 7 PM.

Event contact: Christina Hahs
info (at) eatlocalnow.org

Media contact: Kate Kaemerle
katekaemerle (at) gmail.com
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