Chef Andres Bell

E9 Firehouse & Gastropub

Yellowtail Salad

1pm on Thursday, Oct 26

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Aura Mae

The Kitchen Beautician

Day After Thanksgiving Chili

2pm on Sunday, Oct 29

Aura MaeAura 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. 
Follow Here:@theauramaeway @auramaehair @auramaephoto 


Blake Lord-Wittig

Alder & Ash

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Noon on Sunday, Oct 29

Blake Lord Wittig_2023 jpegBlake 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.


Daniel Davis

Shakabrah Java

Kalua Wonton

2:00pm on Friday, Oct 27

Daniel Davis webDaniel Davis is a Steilacoom native, film & food enthusiast and local vibe supplier.


Hudson Slater

MarkeTeam Foodservice 

Braised Beef Short Ribs

2:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28

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Jon Maley

ChūcH by Jon

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

3:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28

Jon Maley 2023Chef 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.  
Follow Here:@ChurchbyJon  @ChefjBald


Kris Blondin

The Buried Bottle

Puff Pasty Cheese/Meat Pinwheel for a stress free holiday appetizer

1:00pm on Friday, Oct 27

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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


Kris Hay

Tacoma Aroma Flavor

Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

12:00pm Thursday, Oct 26

Kris Hay headshotKris 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! 
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Marques Johnson

Shakabrah Java

Mango Brisket Tacos

3:00pm on Friday, Oct 27

marques johnsonLocal food enthusiast with years of kitchen experience. Marques is a passionate & exciting addition to any kitchen.


Mary Ann Quitagua

Celebrity Cake Studio

1:00pm on Sunday, Oct 29
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Shawn Tibbitts

Tibbitts at Fern Hill

Chicken Cordon Bleu

2:00pm on Thursday, Oct 26

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Stephen Gangl

Tacoma Knife Sharpening

Mac & Cheese

1:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28

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Chef Tanya Namjai

Namjai Thai Cooking Sauces

Authentic Thai food in minutes!

Noon on Friday, Oct 27

NamjaiThai_Headshots&Lifestyle 2023_2747Meet 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!
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Warnessa Victorian

Lizzie Lou's Too

Falling For Breakfast Apples

12:00pm on Saturday, Oct 28

Warnessa Victorian (Head Shot)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?