We’re thrilled that Shawn Applin, Executive Chef at Outlier, will return as chef for Solid Ground’s 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, September 15, 6:30pm, at Marra Farm.
Shawn got an early education in the art of food-based hospitality while watching his grandmother prepare Sunday supper for the family each week in upstate New York. His delectable résumé includes a degree from New York’s Culinary Institute of America, and positions at Fog City Diner and Scala’s Bistro in San Francisco.
Here in Seattle, he’s worked at Flying Fish with James Beard Award-winning Chef Christine Keff and at McCaw Hall.
Shawn first connected with Solid Ground through a friend and found his values align with our mission. “I think two of the biggest social injustices in Seattle are homelessness and racial indifference,” he explains. “I want to support an organization that works tirelessly to battle those types of issues.”
He’s impressed by “the amount of pounds of nutritious produce” Solid Ground grows at Marra Farm for nearby food banks and nutrition programs. “It’s a great challenge in any urban environment to provide the resources and education needed to supply proper nutrition to any demographic, but especially those experiencing poverty.”
He says last year’s Farm to Table Dinner “was one of our first events where I was able to showcase our new food at Outlier. It was a fun night, and I’m happy I was asked to do it again.”
And we’re happy Shawn accepted the invitation! Our stomachs growl in anticipation…
Two upcoming events at the magical Marra Farm!
Farm to Table Dinner
Sat., September 15, 2018
- 6:30pm | RECEPTION — Drinks, appetizers & farm tours
- 7:30pm | DINNER — Prepared & presented by Shawn Applin, Executive Chef at Outlier
During this intimate evening of culinary delights at historic Marra Farm, you’ll enjoy a locally sourced, four-course meal with wine pairings presented by Shawn Applin, Executive Chef at Outlier – and learn how you can support food justice in Seattle.
- TICKETS/RSVP: solid-ground.org/farm-to-table-dinner
- MORE INFO, CONTACT: Maya Hemachandra, 206.694.6803, email@example.com
Marra Farm Fall Fest
Sat., September 22, 2018, 12–3pm
Please join us for this FREE community event, and bring your favorite potluck dish to share!
• Free Food
• Live Music
• Fresh Apple Cider
• Children’s Activities
• Cooking Demos
MORE INFO, CONTACT: 206.694.6746, firstname.lastname@example.org