Press Release: Game of Chefs is July 25th!

Seattle Good Business Network is hosting its second annual Game of Chefs on Wednesday, July 25th. Guests are encouraged to bring their appetite for an evening filled with delectable dishes, signature cocktails and mocktails, and locally produced beer and wine. The event, sponsored by BECU and numerous local food and beverage producers, will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. at Hot Stove Society—a cooking school operated by Tom Douglas Restaurants at 2000 4th Avenue. 

Chefs face off during the 2017 Game of Chefs!

The event features Dine Around Seattle and Seattle Restaurant Week chefs as they face off in a healthy competition to create the tastiest and most innovative dishes from a pantry of Seattle Made products and Pacific Northwest produce. Legendary chef and emcee Thierry Rautureau ( will invite attendees to cast their votes alongside local celebrity judges to decide who will take the 2018 Game of Chefs crown!

Returning champion Carolyn Ferguson of Belle Epicurean will defend her title against two new challengers reknowned for their passion for beautiful, soulful cuisine—Chef Varin Keokitvon, former FareStart chef and the creative spark behind downtown restaurant Heartwood Provisions, and current FareStart chef Wayne Johnson, known for his longstanding commitment to training homeless and disadvantaged individuals for jobs in the culinary field. As chefs create their dishes in real time, appetizers will be provided by Hot Stove Society, featuring Seattle Made ingredients from The Kitchen Imp, Firefly Kitchens, Tom Douglas' Rub with Love, Good King, Ballyhoo Hot Sauce, and more! 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the makers and chefs and pick up some treats at the Seattle Made marketplace and silent auctions. Tickets are $125 and are available for purchase on Stranger Tickets ( All proceeds will benefit Seattle Good Business Network and its programs.

Photo Credit: Nataworry Photography