HistoryLunch 2018The Delicious Story of
the Food & People of the Pike Place Market

Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union St., Seattle, on September 13 at 11:30 am as we explore the delicious story of the food and people of the Pike Place Market. We are excited to present a menu inspired by the Pike Place Market and the wilds of the Northwest, which will be curated by Tom Douglas and Four Seasons banquet chef, Jason Melton.

In August 1907, responding to farmer and consumer complaints, the Seattle City Council, led by Thomas P. Revelle, passed an ordinance to establish a farmers market at Pike Place to allow farmers to sell directly to the public and eliminate the middleman, presaging today’s Farm to Table movement.

Recently, HistoryLink moved its office into the Pike Place Market, and we were so thrilled and inspired that we decided to make it the subject of this year’s HistoryLunch. We started looking for the perfect person to help us explore the subject of the food and the people of the Pike Place Market, which lead us to . . .

Tom Douglas: Not only is Tom Douglas an award-winning chef, successful restaurateur, and an innovator who helped define Pacific Northwest cuisine—he also farms his own produce. He will be joined by Pamela Hinckley, CEO/ CVO of Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen. They will introduce you to the people who make the Market what it is—the Soul of the City.

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2018 HistoryLunch
Honorary Committee

Honorary Co-Chairs

Joe Desimone, Third generation of building the Market

Peter Steinbrueck, Second generation of protecting the Market

Honorary Committee

Mary Bacarella, Executive Director, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority

Gerry Johnson, PDA Legal counsel; volunteer Market booster

Kate Krafft, President, Friends of the Market

Lillian Sherman, Executive Director, Pike Place Market Foundation

John Turnbull, Director of Asset Management, Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority

Solomon Amon, Owner, Pure Food Fish

Kurt Dammeier, Founder/Owner, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

Mike Osborn, Co-owner, Sosio’s Produce

Leila Apostol Rosas, Owner, Oriental Mart