Foodportunity: The Fete of the Foodies

by Shona Milne on June 3, 2014

Nothing pairs better with wine than food. This is a great opportunity to find out what is going on in the food industry in our backyard.
“Foodportunity” Is Back With a Splash of Tech

This year’s networking event is sponsored by, an online recipe box, that offers nutritional and calorie information for any recipe on the web, in real time.

Seattle’s long awaited “Fete of the Foodies” will take place at the Palace Ballroom on Monday, July 28 from 6-9 p.m.  The room will be buzzing as Foodportunity kicks off the evening with a tech/foodie angle along with tantalizing bites from many of Seattle’s top restaurants.

Northwest restaurateur and entrepreneur Tom Douglas will provide his Palace Ballroom facilities to host the event and serve tastes from his newest venture, Hot Stove Society (a cooking school offering the ultimate connection between food lovers and the best food instructors). The lineup also includes tastes from Loulay Kitchen and Bar, Luc, Lark, Old Sage, Von Trapp’s, Poquitos, Six Seven and many more. For a complete list of participating restaurants and companies, visit

This year is filled with a star-studded line-up of food entrepreneurs and leaders, who will present their new innovations to the Seattle scene from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  They will be available to answer questions, talk about their journey, and offer food related business tips.

Food Entrepreneurs:

Dror Daliot, COO and Tal Rosenberg, CMO an award winning recipe platform

Kurt Beecher Dammeier, Entrepreneur

Beechers’ Handmade Cheese, Pasta and Co. Liam’s, Maximum/ Minimus,  Bennett’s Bistro,

Fraunhofer Meat & Fish


Maxime Bilet, Chef and Author

Co-Author of Modernist Cuisine and Founder of the Hungry Owl Innovation Group

Janelle Maiocco, CEO of Farmstr and Food Blogger

An online marketplace where you can find and buy organic quality food direct from producers for less than it costs at the store

Jason Wang, CEO of Caviar

A food delivery infrastructure for restaurants with real time GPS tracking

Want to learn new networking techniques?  Be one of the first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to email to reserve a seat for the 8:30 p.m. “speed networking” session led by award winning food writer, Linda Miller Nicholson, of the Salty Seattle.

Tom Douglas’ Palace Ballroom is located in downtown Seattle at 2100 5th Avenue.  Advanced  pricing is $25 per person and will change to $32 per person at a future date.  Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at Space is extremely limited.

Interested in participating and showcasing your company at Foodportunity 2014, contact founder Keren Brown at Any questions may also be directed to Keren Brown at or Allan Aquila at .


Kitchenbug is an online platform for sharing and collecting recipes. Kitchenbug has the ability to instantly analyze any recipe, from any website, by using a bookmarklet. Within seconds, you’ll know the calorie and nutritional information of the recipe. Whether you want to eat better or just love to cook, this tool turns a chore into a simple point and click process. With Kitchenbug you can organize all your recipes into boxes, follow other users’ recipes, adjust recipes from U.S to Metric and search your recipes with search terms like low fat, low cholesterol and heart healthy. Follow @kitchenbug #kitchenbug

About Foodportunity

Foodportunity, created by Seattle event planner and food blogger Keren Brown, is open to food journalists, bloggers, public relations professionals, restaurateurs, farmers, companies and all food-passionate people.  Keren Brown, founder of Foodportunity joined the Kitchenbug team last year as soon as she realized that there was a smarter way to collect recipes and that this company marries her two favorite things, food and innovation. “I was always saving recipes but I needed a way to organize them and make them easy to search for my own personal health needs.”

About Keren Brown

Keren Brown, AKA Frantic Foodie, conceived of the food networking idea known as Foodportunity and has held dozens of food-related events in both Seattle and Portland. Keren was recognized by as “Doer of the Week,” Keren is the author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle as well as the producer of the Seattle Food Blogger events where she holds Q&A sessions with famous authors, tours of food companies and other events to help bloggers interact. Keren’s food events information can be found at Frantic Foodie, (not com). Keren is Chief Evangelist at For more information, visit or follow @foodportunityse, @franticfoodie  #Foodprt #kitchenbug

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