Thursday, May 22, 2014

100% Fresh, Local, Organic Meals at a Hotel? You Bet!

The challenge...serve 100% local or organic food at the Living Future unConference 2014.  In our experience, this has never been done before for a group of over 1,000 people for three days.

Bryan Siegel, Executive Chef, Hilton Portland & Executive Towers, was up to the challenge this week.  He diligently sourced the conference menus and was able to serve 100% local, organic or both local/organic food (in many cases). Fresh, healthy food to feed the innovative participants of this event and support of the local farmers, ranchers and companies.

With a huge thank you to Chef Bryan, the Hilton Banquet staff, and all of the community farms and vendors who worked so hard on our delightful meals (roll credits)...

Mary Organic Chicken
Zenners – sausages
Carlton – pork loin
Beecher’s Cheese
Tillamook Cheese
Stieber Farm – Eggs
Columbia Valley Organic Juice
Nancy’s Yogurt
Rumiano Family Cheese 
Essential Baking – bread
Marsee Bakery – breakfast pastries, cookies, desserts
Bob’s Red Mill Granola
Ryan’s Juice
Odwalla Juice

Broetje Orchards
Viva Tierra
Rainier Fruit
Cal-Ore Potatoes
Food Source
Deardorff Family
Field Fresh
Del Cabo
New Horizon

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