06 August, 2010

Foodportunity Knocks!

(This is a photo-heavy post today, my apologies!)

Once again, Keren Brown (aka. Frantic Foodie) has put on another successful Seattle food networking event - the fourth such quarterly Foodportunity event, held at the lovely Palace Ballroom on the anniversary of the first Foodportunity event last year. It's a great place for foodies, writers, chefs, producers and restaurateurs to network, mingle, and sample good food and drink.

As usual, there were many participating restaurants and food producers, as well as guest chefs and food writers. Here are some photos showcasing a few of those who participated. I apologize in advance if I missed key folks, or didn't name someone. There were so many people there--it was huge! So, these are only the highlights, certainly not a comprehensive listing of Who's Who.


Trophy Cupcakes

Il Fornaio and Keren Brown

Blackboard Bistro

Tom Douglas Catering

Thierry Rautureau

Restaurant Zoë

Fosse Farm

Il Fornaio

A la Mode Pies

Matt's in the Market


Blackboard Bistro

Brian McCracken and Dana Tough
(Spur Gastropub and Tavern Law)

Amy Pennington talking with people about her
successful book "Urban Pantry"

City Catering Company

Herschell with Tom Douglas Catering

Tamara Murphy (left)

Erik Tanaka from Tom Douglas Catering (center)

Ladies from Dish it Up! (two right)

Fresh Bistro

A la Mode Pies



Metropolitan Market

Starlight Desserts



Tweeting live about the event is a favorite pastime
for event goers! (See the Twitter screen in the background.)


SaltySeattle - Linda Miller Nicholson (in red)

Speed-networking event (Yashar Shayan, Sommelier, center)

Elissa of 17 and Baking (left)

Three lovely ladies - Linda Miller Nicholson,
Keren Brown, and Andrea Duchon

Thanks to Keren Brown for another fantastic night out on the town
with fellow culinary enthusiasts. Each event is better than the last!


  1. You take the most gorgeous photos (especially the food, I'm hungry again.) It was great seeing you there!

  2. Good job Jacks!I feel like I was there!

  3. What lovely pictures! Wish I could have been there.

  4. What wonderful photos! I wish I could have been there for the event, but you brought it to life in your pictures.

  5. Thank you all! I appreciate it. It was a really fabulous event.

  6. Oh we were in close proximity of each other after all -- I'm the one speed networking with Yashar in the photo :)

  7. Jackie, terrific job; it's so fun to see so many people I met! You inspire me to want to take photos that are better than just "good enough."

  8. This is such a fabulous looking event! Great photos, thanks for sharing the fun with us!