Press Release


February 7, 2019

Media Contacts:

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5862 |

Averyl Dunn, Washington State Wine
(206) 326-5750 |

Seattle’s Culinary Luminaries Headline 22nd Annual Taste Washington Grand Tasting

Line-up features celebrated Seattle chefs and their friends from around the nation on two stages

SEATTLE – Seattle’s hottest chefs and their friends from around the nation star on the Chef’s Stage in this year’s Taste Washington Grand Tasting Saturday and Sunday March 30 and 31. With an embarrassing complement of Washington’s culinary riches, they will demonstrate what makes the state truly special and dare you to try all of it.

With two live chef demonstration stages – the Taste Washington Chef’s Stage and the Albert Lee Culinary Experience – Seattle’s leading chefs and culinary luminaries from around the nation will unveil secrets for their favorite dishes and demonstrate how they best like to incorporate Washington ingredients. Purchase your tickets today at

Taste Washington Chef’s Stage

Saturday, March 30

  • 3:00PM – Edouardo Jordan, JuneBaby (Seattle, WA)
  • 4:00PM – Vivian Howard, Chef & the Farmer (Kinston, NC)
  • 5:00PM – Gregory Gourdet, Departure Restaurant + Lounge (Portland, OR)

Sunday, March 31

  • 4:00PM – Shota Nakajima, Adana (Seattle, WA)
  • 5:00PM – Jason Wilson, Maggie Trujillo, Kevin Benner, Fire & Vine Hospitality (Seattle, WA)

Albert Lee Culinary Experience

Saturday, March 30  

  • 3:15PM – Brian Clevenger, Vendemmia (Seattle, WA)
  • 4:15PM – Zoi Antonitsas, Little Fish (Seattle, WA)
  • 5:15PM – Brendan McGill, Café Hitchcock (Seattle, WA)

Sunday, March 31

  • 3:15PM – Maximillian Petty, Eden Hill (Seattle, WA)
  • 4:15PM – Jeff Vance, Navy Strength (Seattle, WA)
  • 5:15PM – Dan Mallahan, Rider (Seattle, WA)

Brimming with world-renowned seafood from the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean to its famous grapes on the expansive plateau of the Columbia Valley, Taste Washington is a food and wine lovers’ wonderland and boasts the most wine and food from one single place, in one single place. With more than 235 wineries and 65 of state’s most incredible restaurants featured at the Grand Tasting there are delicious bites and sips at every turn.

  • General Admission tickets – $95 for one day or $145 for both days
  • VIP Admission tickets – $165 for one day or $210 for both days

Taste Washington VIP packages are also available and include special offers for pass holders:

  • The Connoisseur – Enter Taste Washington’s signature events, from the Red & White Party to both days of the Grand Tasting and everything in between ($640).
  • The Enthusiast – Gain entry to The New Vintage, a VIP pass to both days of the Grand Tasting and enjoy special perks ($335).

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About Taste Washington:
Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 235 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants. The Washington State Wine Commission launched Taste Washington in 1998 and it is now produced by Visit Seattle. For more information, visit

About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $7 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates 74,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $718 million in annual state and local tax revenue. For more information, go to

About Washington State Wine:
Washington State Wine represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSW provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness of the Washington State wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit






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