Executive Chefs Ethan Stowell and Brian Doherty Host James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Seattle with Culinary Stars at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Join local and national chefs for a special dining event celebrating Seattle’s restaurant community

July 28, 2022,
Seattle, U.S.A.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will be transformed into a culinary experience bar none for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Seattle: a large-scale, walk-around tasting event featuring James Beard-recognized chefs and others from the Seattle area.

The chefs will be hosted by two Seattle All-Stars: Executive Chefs Brian Doherty of Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Goldfinch Tavern and Ethan Stowell of Ethan Stowell Restaurants (ESR). Chef Danielle Grogan will also highlight her pastry creations.

Food stations will feature Taste America TasteTwenty Chef Taylor Thornhill of Bateau; Jeremy Faust and Bill Jeong of Paju; Mark McConnell and Cecilia Rikard of Off the Rez; Shota Nakajima of Taku; and Matsuko Soma of Kamonegi. They will be joined by TasteTwenty visiting Chef Michelle Wallace of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston, and many more.

Each station’s offering will reflect the chef’s signature style. In addition to the slate of Seattle stars and host chefs, another 10-15 libation and tasting stations will accompany this amazing lineup, bringing attendees pairings and face-to-face gourmet interactions - all highlighting the bounty of Washington and Seattle. 

Taste America is presented by Capital One. Tickets are on sale online now.

The main ballroom at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will serve as the backdrop for the culinary event, treating guests to floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Elliott Bay, the Seattle Great Wheel, and the Olympic mountains. Washington’s only Forbes Five-Star property is located next to Pike Place Market and the Seattle Art Museum, making it the ideal spot to explore the iconic destinations and attractions in downtown Seattle.

Follow along with the hashtag #goodfoodforgood and handles @FSSeattle, @GoldfinchTavern and @beardfoundation.

About the James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation (JBF) celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive. Established over 30 years ago, the Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives and is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that honors its diverse communities. By amplifying new voices, celebrating those leading the way, and supporting those on the path to do so, the Foundation is working to create a more equitable and sustainable future- what we call Good Food for Good.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, JBF brings its mission to life through annual Awards, industry and community-focused initiatives and programs, advocacy, and events. Current programs include the Chef Bootcamp for Policy and Change, Beard House Fellows, Legacy Network, Scholarship Programs, Smart Catch, Women’s Leadership Programs, and more. In addition, JBF celebrates the chefs and local independent restaurants at the heart of our communities with numerous events and partnerships nationwide throughout the year - including the Taste America culinary tour, JBF Greens events for foodies under 40, the soon-to-open Pier 57 Market Hall, food festivals, and more.