Chef Andres Bell
1pm on Thursday, Oct 26
Day After Thanksgiving Chili
2pm on Sunday, Oct 29
|Aura Mae spends her workdays creating fabulous colorful hair at Azarra Salon & Wine, and her off days promoting colorful eating and living "The Aura Mae Way." She's also a wildlife photography hobbyist with a love for Tacoma's urban wildlife and city parks.
|@theauramaeway @auramaehair @auramaephoto
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Noon on Sunday, Oct 29
|Blake Lord-Wittig brings over 15-years of experience to his role as Executive Chef of Alder & Ash. He holds culinary degrees from both the Art Institute of Seattle and the French Culinary Institute in New York. Lord-Wittig was Executive Chef/Partner of the highly acclaimed De Le Terre in Steilacoom, Washington. He most recently spent time in Tacoma, Washington as Executive Chef/Creator of Spice Lab and Regional Executive Chef for Harbor Hospitality.
2:00pm on Friday, Oct 27
|Daniel Davis is a Steilacoom native, film & food enthusiast and local vibe supplier.
Braised Beef Short Ribs
2:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28
ChūcH by Jon
Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
3:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28
|Chef Jon Maley was born in a small farm town in New Jersey.
He stared work at 14 years of age in a cake shop washing dishes. In 2004, Chef Jon realized that food was his obsession, and went to Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco.
His focus on food is simple. Eat seasonally. It tastes better when it’s in season. His passion lies in restaurants and he wants to bring the best cuisine he possibly can to the South Sound. His restaurant concept is called ChūcH. He launches Pop Up events every couple of months in different locations, all on his off time. Keep an eye out for these memorable experiences.
The Buried Bottle
Puff Pasty Cheese/Meat Pinwheel for a stress free holiday appetizer
1:00pm on Friday, Oct 27
Kris is a Tacoma native who has owned and operated two restaurants/wine bars in downtown Tacoma, Vin Grotto Café and Wine Bar and STINK Cheese-Meat/El Tufo Wine Bar. She has written columns for the Weekly Volcano, contributed to Culture Magazine, and has conducted cooking and beverage pairing seminars for organizations throughout the Tacoma area.
She and her partner Jackson Friis opened Amitie (“friendship” in French) Wine Company, a retail shop and wine club in 2020. They strive to educate their customers about specific viticultural regions and the history behind the wines and foods that contribute to those regions excellence, while encouraging a community that gathers and reflects on some of life’s most important attributes including friendship, communication and kindness.
“Good food and drink is not for the pretentious, but for the curious. For if you can’t have a little fun while learning, what’s the point?” – Kris Blondin
Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce
12:00pm Thursday, Oct 26
|Kris Hay (AKA Ms. Tacoma Aroma) is a locavore with a quirky sense of humor.
She's putting a positive spin on the Aroma of Tacoma with her upcoming cookbook: Tacoma Aroma: Savor the Flavor, which features South Sound chefs and mixologists who embrace fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable, and equitable food systems.
Kris is passionate about investing in her community — 25.3% of profits from book sales will be donated to nonprofit organizations in the 253!
Want to help test recipes for the cookbook? Sign up at TacomaAromaFlavor.com.
Mango Brisket Tacos
3:00pm on Friday, Oct 27
|Local food enthusiast with years of kitchen experience. Marques is a passionate & exciting addition to any kitchen.
Mary Ann Quitagua
|1:00pm on Sunday, Oct 29
Chicken Cordon Bleu
2:00pm on Thursday, Oct 26
Tacoma Knife Sharpening
Mac & Cheese
1:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28
Chef Tanya Namjai
Authentic Thai food in minutes!
Noon on Friday, Oct 27
|Meet Chef Tanya, Founder of Namjai Thai! As a small immigrant business owner, she has conquered adversity throughout her 30-year career in the culinary world. When the pandemic forced her catering business to close, she persevered and founded Namjai Kitchen. Now, you can recreate authentic Thai recipes at home in minutes with her locally made sauces and seasonings!
Falling For Breakfast Apples
12:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28
|Nessa's journey from a 22-year career to culinary entrepreneurship is a tale of following her passion. With her Nana's playful spirit as her guide, she founded Lizzie Lou's Comfort Food Truck, infusing her fun-loving personality into every dish. Known as the Head Flavor Experience Maker, she crafts comfort food with a soul food twist.
Nessa's love for food and fun often leads her to various events, where she shares her delightful creations. You never know where Nessa will pop up, but one thing's for sure—she'll invite you to savor something new and exclaim, "Baby, I'll eat that!" So why not try something delicious and dine at Lizzie Lou's today?