Tacoma Cooking Program Schedule

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Tacoma Cooking for the Holidays 2016 Program

Below Our Schedule of Companies, Chefs and Presenters, and their demonstration subjects


Thursday, 10/20

12:00     Executive Chef Justin Mevs, Lobster Shop South On Commencement Bay, Tail of Two Lobsters

1:00        Executive Chef Tom Pantley, Toscano’s Italian Grill, Alternative Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Saute, Chicken with Cranberry Mostardo, and Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

2:00        Executive Chef Matt Stickle, Bite Restaurant at Hotel Murano, Gourmet Doggie Cookies Holiday Treats for Your Pet

3:00        Chef Jon Maley, ChucH, Roasted Lamb Rack with Lamb Cap Terrine, Butternut Squash, Currant Gastrique

4:00        LaDonna Olmstead, Tea Madame, Introduction to Loose Leaf Teas

Friday, 10/21

12:00     Chef Michael Gilbert, McNamara’s Pub & Eatery, Puff Pastry Cups with Corned Beef and Cabbage Filling Topped with Boursin Cream Sauce and Parsley

1:00       Chef Mike Rutledge, Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza, Crab and Artichoke Croustinis

2:00       Chef Saffron Hodgson, Bush Kitchen, Thanksgiving Southern Style Smoked and Sides

3:00        Executive Chef Hudson Slater, Tacoma Yacht Club, Coq Au Vin Blanc

4:00       Executive Chef Ta’ani Ma’ama, Boathouse 19, Ahi From Start to Finish

Saturday, 10/22

12:00     Chef Doug Kim, JW Restaurant, French Pork Chop Pan Seared, Porcini Cream Sauce, Pancetta & Pear Relish, Fingerling Potatoes & Seasonal Veggis

1:00        Chef Tobie Robinson, Private Chef, Healthy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

2:00        Executive Chef Alex Anton, Pacific Grill, Signature Wadell Omelet from the “Boozy Brunch” menu

3:00        Kris Blondin, STINK Cheese-Meat, Queso Frito (Fried Cheese)

4:00        Kris Blondin, STINK Cheese-Meat, Green Goddess Soup (Zucchini and Sausage Soup)

Sunday, 10/23

12:00     Aura Mae, Kitchen Beautician, Poached pears with Cabernet Cranberry Sauce & Zucchini Waffles with Maple Cranberry Sauce

1:00        LaDonna Olmstead, Tea Madame, Introduction to Loose Leaf Teas

2:00        Executive Chef Hudson Slater, Tacoma Yacht Club, Coq Au Vin Blanc

3:00        Chef Will Hansen, Lobster Shop On Commencement Bay, Ah, Shucks! Oysters!

4:00        Executive Chef Bill Trudnowski, Adriatic Grill, Holiday Treats: Chocolate Truffles and More!

Special thanks to our featured restaurants, schools and catering companies: