Happy New Year!

Eat Seattle

Wow, what a year! This blog has morphed into a space where I can share a more personal perspective in all that I’m learning as I go on this experience called life. I apologize for not posting more often but running a small business is a time consuming job.

In a brief recap, many of you know that, 2014 was spent vacationing in Europe which allowed the rare opportunity to step back and refocus on life priorities. Equally as important, it gave me a chance to explore ways in which I can get back to my food roots (and utilize my expensive Le Cordon Bleu education). The Awakening Palate started as a platform to share all that I was absorbing about agriculture, local cuisines and the environment in Europe. At the same time, I began researching more about our food and our sources here in the Northwest. In January 2015 when we returned, I was anxious to hear from Northwest farmers, fishermen, and butchers but I didn’t find a food tour or cooking class that relayed the information I was seeking. Thus in a matter of a month I set out to create Eat Seattle which is focused on educating about all these special aspects of the Northwest.

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Eat Seattle- Cooking Classes & Food Tours

Eat Seattle

After 30 years of my Dad telling me that I should open my own company, and me quickly replying “no, Dad, that’s not me, I prefer to lead a less stressful life and will continue working for someone else” …  I’ve decided to open my own company. It was inevitable really…my grandparents ran their own grocery store, my parents had a water-treatment equipment company, my brother founded an educational training company and, of course, I married a man who ran and sold his own medical rental equipment company. Impressively, all successful attempts… Knowing this, you’d think I’d be running the other direction seeing as though 8 out of 10 companies, supposedly, fail. Despite the statistics working against me, I’m determined to do my best to keep the family track record clear.

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