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Food Lovers Weekend ~ A Three Day Event

Sign up now for the Food Lovers Weekend— Cooking the Books- October 20 to 22, 2017. There are many cookbooks that have influenced us to become the cooks we are today, and even more books that we just have fun cooking from. There are books that were game changers when they were published- like the Silver Palate books- fresh and exciting and full of ‘gourmet’ ingredients- and all the Alice Waters books starting with the Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook- a book which authoritatively laid claim to the local and the seasonal. In this intensive, we’re going to cook like crazy from cookbooks that we love.


Our Food Lovers Weekends will be held at James Beard Award Winner Tom Douglas’ cooking school, Hot Stove Society. Sessions include cooking demonstrations by our Tom Douglas Restaurants Chef Team and special guests plus wine tastings and hands-on cooking technique classes.
Your three day weekend in Seattle will include a Friday night reception (5pm to 9pm), with demos and cooking classes on Saturday (9am to 5pm) and Sunday (9am to 5pm.) (Times are approximate.) Seattle is yours to explore Saturday night to discover the rich history and culture the city has to offer. Need help deciding what to explore? All participants will also receive a “Chef’s Field Guide to Seattle” from Tom Douglas, highlighting under-the-radar and classic Northwest food, wine, and cultural experiences from the man who knows them best.


Hot Stove Society is located inside downtown’s stylish Hotel Ändra on 4th and Virgina. In addition to being in the center of our restaurant campus, it is also a great starting point for walks to the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and several beautiful downtown neighborhoods. Your visit to Seattle will truly be enhanced by Hotel Ändra’s swanky urban accommodations. Within the “Food Lovers Weekend” registration confirmation, you will find a link for discounted room rates that we’re offering all participants.


No matter the season, if you are a food lover and want to savor the culinary mecca of the Pacific Northwest in a surprising, enlightening and delightful way, we have the perfect weekend for you!

Each Food Lovers Weekend costs $995 per person and includes all food, wine and fees for the scheduled events of that weekend. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included. Discounted rates with hotel partner, Hotel Ändra, are available for those who are interested.
Note: if you have a question about the Food Lovers Weekend Series, please contact

Event Menu

~ Three Day Event ~ 

Friday, October 20th 5pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 21st 9am - 5pm

Sunday, October 22nd 9am - 5pm 

~ Chef Line-up to Include ~ 

Chef Tom Douglas - China Moon, Thrill of the Grill, Glorious Food 

Chef Brian Walczyk - Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way, by Francis Mallmann

Chef Dezi Bonow - The Dooky Chase Cookbook, by Leah Chase

Chef Dustin Ronspies of Art of the Table - A Return to Cooking, by Eric Ripert 

Chef Bridget Charters - The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, by Claudia Roden

Chef Chris Schwarz - Gjelina, by Travis Lett 

Chef Eric Tanaka - L.A. Mexicano, by Bill Esparza and Gustavo Arellano 

Chef Sean Hartley - Culinaria 

Chef Matt Fortner - Made in Italy, by Gorgio Locatelli 

Prosser Farm Chef Devarshi Patel - The Art of Flavor, by Daniel Patterson and Mandy Aftel 

Chef Eric Stover - The Art of Living According to Joe Beef, by David McMillian and Frederic Morin 

Chef Brock Johnson - Bar Tartine, by Nicolaus Balla and Courtney Burns 

Social Media Chef Herschell Taghap - The Slanted Door, by Charles Phan 


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