Each year, FORKS organizes a number of networking and educational events.  Our biggest event of the year is the full-day Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection. Approximately every other month we hold a Meet & Greet Event, most of which are open to members only. We promote the meet and greets on our website, through our email list, and on Facebook and Twitter.


2017 Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection

A full day symposium on topics important to people in the food industry in the Pacific Northwest. F2C2, as it is known, attracts nearly 300 attendees -- farmers, fishers, ranchers, chefs, bakers, distillers, brewers, value added producers -- from every corner of the state, and beyond, for a day of interesting panels, lively discussion, useful networking, and the best lunch of the year.

Thriving Amidst Change

The theme for the 11th Farmer-Fisher-Chef connection is thriving amidst change; change in the food and hospitality industry, change in the regulatory environment (from minimum wage increases to secure scheduling), change in the real estate and labor market, change in the climate.

Keynote Speaker: Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective

Josh is the award winning Executive Chef and founder of the acclaimed Huxley Wallace Collective. Known as a visionary and food entrepreneur, Josh has spent his career cooking in kitchens and unique locations across the country, more recently establishing a group of highly successful restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Huxley Wallace added five new restaurants in 2016!

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After his keynote, Josh will be interviewed by Amy Pennington. Amy is a cook, author, and urban farmer. She is the author of many books, her latest, Salad Days due out April 2017. Pennington has been named one of Seattle Magazine’s Top 50 most powerful players in Seattle’s food scene and as a Bon Appetit Tastemaker. She has been featured in Bon AppetitWall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, GOOP.com, and Apartment Therapy. She runs GoGo Green Garden, an urban farming service specializing in organic edible gardens for homes and businesses.

Breakout Session Agenda

The full agenda will be announced in early February. Stay tuned!

This year, we are rethinking the way to facilitate networking -- we heard you! Rather than having the "speed networking" session, we will have longer passing time between the Plenary and break-out sessions to allow for networking.


March 20th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   4:30 PM
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States
Attendee Registration $ 129.00

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