Eastside Giving – Kirkland Farm To Table Dinner

The amount of generosity and selflessness of the local community has always impressed me, from food drives to large gala events, small intimate dinners and everything in between. The Eastside is no exception, with nonprofits that stretch from Seattle and those that solely reside on the east side of the water – the giving community runs deep in our area.

Last year as I was preparing to open The Lakehouse and Civility & Unrest, and making the Eastside a permanent home for my family, I became fortunate enough to be part of a team that started the Kirkland Farm To Table Dinner. The inaugural dinner took place on the beautiful Carillon Point overlooking Lake Washington with 5-courses that featured local purveyors and wines to pair – it was a stunning evening!

This year, we’re expanding the dinner even further and I’ve invited several other well-respected chefs, and friends: Chris Weber of the James Beard Award-winning The Herbfarm, Roy Breiman of the esteemed Columbia Hospitality, Frank Rog of Woodmark Hotel’s Bin on the Lake and Beach Café, and Jamie Casady and Jordan Cooper of Kirkland’s DERU and Little Brother. I’m thrilled with this team of chefs and the 5-course menu that we are planning.

A community event of this proportion wouldn’t be complete without a meaningful beneficiary. We’ve chosen Food Lifeline, which has been a longtime partner of mine throughout my career and who I see making a world of difference in everyday lives with sustainable solutions to ending hunger.

I truly look forward to the evening of August 26 when friends, family and the community gather to enjoy a beautiful menu created by a team of talented chefs on the shores of Lake Washington. Presented by ICON Foundation and benefitting Food Lifeline, I hope to make it a record year with the work of all of the chefs, organizers, partners and volunteers.

The ability of the local community to band together and give to a great cause is something that will continue to fill me with pride and humility. I hope you’ll join me for the evening.

– Jason

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