Recommended by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
I’M A CHEF! is part of local chef and Alinea alum Eric Rivera’s pop-up series, addo. It’s a 12-course affair highlighting the talents of 12 up-and-coming local chefs. One for each course, obviously. What’s extra interesting about it is that all 12 chefs are women. However, it is not presented as an all-female lineup. It is simply the lineup, which means that these chefs were selected because they were the people whose stars Rivera thought were shining the brightest. This is rad. As Bethany Jean Clement recently wrote in a piece on the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs Conference, the fact that such a thing even had to exist was frustrating for her. Indeed, when it comes to the culinary world, it’s hard to fathom why bro culture still has such a hold on kitchen culture. Food is food. It tastes good or it doesn’t. Much of the food that tastes really, really good in this city is cooked for you by women. This event recognizes that, but doesn’t make it all about that. It is, as it should be, about the food.
Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122