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Meet the 2018 Finalists: Food Innovation Network

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Where will you be on Saturday, November 10? Join us to meet Kara and the other amazing organizations at our 8th annual SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown! Check back daily as we countdown to our big day and introduce all 11 finalists.

Our Mission: The Food Innovation Network’s mission is to enhance the local food system, increase carolineaccess to healthy food, create pathways for success, and support resource and idea-sharing that engages the diverse communities of SeaTac/Tukwila and South King County.

What inspires you most about the work you do? I love seeing and hearing the impact FIN’s work has on individuals, families, and communities. People have told us that we helped them connect with their first customers as a new business owner, that they’ve seen their blood sugar levels go down because they started shopping at our farm stands, and that they’ve enjoyed trying new foods and learning about other cultures at our events. Food is something we all relate to, and it can play a significant role in our health, culture, and economic prosperity.

What are you most excited about on November 10th? I’m looking forward to getting people hungry to try new foods and support talented culinary entrepreneurs from around the world who are part of our broader community.community kitchen copy

Tell us a little known fact about you: Being surrounded by so many amazing chefs, folks may not realize I can cook, too! My specialty is pasta from scratch. I learned my technique from my Italian father, and I’ve taught my children how to make it.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Seattle or the PNW? I love being outdoors and seeing it through my children’s eyes — they see things I can easily overlook. I love their excitement for the tiniest of creatures.

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Join us to hear Kara’s story on Saturday, November 10th!  Tickets Available 

To learn more about Food Innovation Network visit foodinnovationnetwork.org

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