An Oustanding gathering uniting Foodies



Saturday night’s Foodbuzz Awards Dinner co sponsored by “Outstanding in the field” and held at the Greenleaf produce warehouse was an event that I could’nt have even dreamed possible. Combine 1 part produce warehouse with farm-fresh locally raised, organic and sustainable produce and one of San Francisco’s top “Pan Asian” restaurants paired with 250 food-bloggers and you get a night of foodie insanity.



The Cal-Asian fusion menu executed by Chef Dennis Lee of Namu and team utilized humanely raised seafood and beef as well as regional ingredients from mushrooms to heirloom lettuces and vegetables. Locally grown wine from the Bonny Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz made its debut at the event and Randall Grahm(winemaker) was pouring several wines with each course throughout the night.



I felt at home in the space since I work in the industry and produce warehouses and makeshift event kitchens are commonplace in the catering world. I had to hold myself back from offering help and realized that this was my night off to celebrate food, blogging and network with passionate foodies from around the globe.



The table-scape was a work of art in itself and it wrapped around the warehouse like a serpent. Marissa and I found ourselves sitting next to fellow bloggers Rico Mandel from The Culinary Image and Natalie Dougal from Life Is a Feast. Once we realized that we all had a Southern California “state of mind”, we reminisced about our local culinary scene from our first course of Kim-che and other Korean BBQ sides and throughout each course.




Once again the Foodbuzz team had pulled together another successful event that stimulated all senses while educating guests about the ever so popular and important farm to table movement and respecting our environment and food sources.


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Kudos to the team for executing an amazing evening.


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