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Keynote: Kurt Dammeier, Sound Food Uprising (Beecher’s Cheese; Pure Food Kids Foundation)

July 27, 2017 @ 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Skagit Valley Malting Auditorium (SVMA)

Sound Food Uprising: The story behind the ten year campaign to change how Puget Sound eats for good.

Kurt Beecher Dammeier

A fourth generation Puget Sound native, Kurt joined the food community in 1999 by forming Sugar Mountain, a family of food businesses including Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle and New York City,  South Lake Union Steakhouse, and The Butcher’s Table.

In 2006, Kurt launched Beecher’s Pure Food Kids Foundation, funded by the ongoing donation of 1% of all sales from Sugar Mountain companies.  The Foundation operates the Pure Food Kids Workshop, which over the past decade has empowered 100,000 4th and 5th grade students in the Puget Sound area and New York City to make healthy food choices for life.  Kurt is launching a series of food system change initiatives focusing on adult education, labeling transparency, and a new vision for school food.