Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2019

Media Contacts:

Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5839 | krobinson@visitseattle.org

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5862 | clusebrink@visitseattle.org

Visit Seattle Teams Up with James Beard Award-Winning Chef Edouardo Jordan to Welcome Acclaimed Chefs in Celebration of Black History Month

Delve into a special series of dinners highlighting the diversity of African-American cuisine

SEATTLE – Visit Seattle is pleased to partner with Chef Edouardo Jordan to welcome top chefs, authors and a brewmaster to Seattle in celebration of Black History Month this February. All month long, Jordan will host special events and dinner collaborations at his three restaurants, JuneBaby, Salare and Lucinda Grain Bar, located in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.

“The purpose of these events is to bring awareness to the greater Seattle community on the diverse culture of African-American Cuisine by presenting the diaspora through interactive food events, seminars, and community service during the month of February,” Jordan said.

Visit Seattle and its partner the Hyatt Regency Seattle are both proud to support Jordan and help him welcome his accomplished guests to the Emerald City in support of this incredible series of events celebrating Black History Month.

The public events kick off with the collaboration of Jordan and Chef BJ Dennis at JuneBaby for a walk-in only dinner on Feb. 9. From Charleston, S.C., Chef Dennis will bring his famed Gullah Geechee cuisine to the northwest.

On Feb. 16, Jordan welcomes Chef Carla Hall, of ABC’s “The Chew,” and Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars” to JuneBaby for a foray into soul food. The dinner will be walk-in only.

On Feb. 17, make a reservation at Salare for a Brewmaster’s dinner you won’t forget with Woodinville-based Métier Brewing Company with Brewmaster and Owner Rodney Hines, who has won a silver medal for the brewery’s coconut porter and gained national acclaim.

The month culminates with a reservation-only educational dinner with acclaimed chef and author Dr. Jessica B. Harris which explores French African Creole cuisine and the people who create it at Salare March 2.

If you can’t make it to one of the events, Jordan will have a signature dish on the menu for order at Maslow’s in South Lake Union, which is a FareStart restaurant. FareStart is a nonprofit organization that started 25 years ago and uses food as a tool to transform lives by providing job training to youth and adults in the foodservice industry. Enjoy Jordan’s signature dish of Poulet Creole chicken with black rice, Swiss chard and fried plantains and support an excellent cause.

Jordan will also be hosting a Chef Talk for high school students at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Feb. 27. The discussion will focus on Jordan’s background and charting a course in school and in the community to develop opportunities for future education and career paths.

Black History Month Celebrations with Chef Edouardo Jordan:

  • 7: Panhellenic “Meet a Greek” (Invite Only)
  • 9: Chef BJ Dennis at JuneBaby; walk-in only
  • 16: Chef Carla Hall at JuneBaby; walk-in only
  • 17: Métier’s Brewmaster dinner at Salare; reservations can be made for $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity with Salare
  • 27: Chef Talk for high school students featuring Chef Edouardo Jordan at the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
  • March 2: Dr. Jessica B. Harris at Salare; reservations can be made with Salare
  • Month Long: Special dish at Maslow’s by FareStart in South Lake Union
  • Month Long: History lessons and stories via social media @junebabysea, @salareseattle @lucindaseattle

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 $7.4 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 76,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $762 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Go to visitseattle.org.

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