First Annual Game of Chefs - Seattle


First Annual Game of Chefs - Seattle

Seattle Chefs Face Off to Create the Taste of Seattle on July 26th

Seattle, WA (July 5, 2017) – Seattle Good Business Network is hosting its first annual Game of Chefs, where Dine Around Seattle and Seattle Made chefs face off in a healthy competition to create the tastiest and most creative dishes from a pantry of Seattle Made products, plus a pantry of locally sourced produce and staples from Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market. The event takes place at Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen from 6-10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th.

Game of Chefs competitors are Carolyn Ferguson of Belle Epicurean, Alvin Go of Ethan Stowell’s Mkt., and Will Gordon of Huxley Wallace Collective’s Westward. As our chefs create their dishes in real time, guests will be served appetizers by our event partner Madres Kitchen, signature cocktails from OOLA Distillery and local soda maker, Soda Jerk, in addition to Seattle Made beer and wine from Pike Brewing and Wilridge Winery.

Attendees will cast their votes alongside celebrity judges to see who will take the Game of Chefs title! Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the makers and chefs, and pick up some treats at the Seattle Made marketplace and silent auctions - all to benefit the programs of Seattle Good Business Network. 

In addition to generous in-kind support from the Atrium Kitchen, our chefs and local food producers, this event is sponsored by Umpqua Bank, PCC Farmland Trust and media partner, KOMO / Seattle Refined.

Tickets are $100 and are available on Stranger Tickets. All proceeds will benefit the programming of Seattle Good Business Network.


About Seattle Good Business Network and its programs:

Seattle Good Business Network is a nonprofit that works to connect and inspire people to buy, produce, and invest locally, so that everyone has a meaningful stake in the local economy. Game of Chefs features two of Seattle Good’s programs, Seattle Made and Dine Around Seattle.

Seattle Made’s mission is to grow and support a diverse ecosystem of urban manufacturers and producers that expand opportunities for local ownership and meaningful employment, build our region’s long-term resiliency, and celebrate Seattle’s unique cultural identity.

Dine Around Seattle is Seattle’s premier biannual dining promotion. For fifteen years, Dine Around Seattle has connected tens of thousands of residents with the best of Seattle’s restaurants, contributing millions to our local economy and strengthening our community.


Smoked Cajun Andouille Cornbread Dressing

Smoked Cajun Andouille Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing

Serves 8

The dish can be made through step 5 one day ahead and refrigerated.  Remove from fridge one hour before baking, and then proceed with step 6.


1 pound (4 cups) cornbread, crumbled (see recipe at bottom of post)

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter (plus additional for greasing baking dish)

1 cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup diced green bell pepper

3 cloves garlic, chopped

½-1 teaspoon salt* (optional; see note)

1 Tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound Uli’s Smoked Cajun Style Andouille Sausage, cut into ½ inch cubes

1 cup chicken broth

2 large eggs, beaten

*If using purchased chicken broth, you may not need to add salt.



1.     Place crumbled cornbread into a large bowl. 

2.     Chop sausages into half-inch cubes (or to desired size). This recipe uses Uli's Famous Sausage Smoked Cajun Andouille which comes fully cooked and does not require additional cooking prior to baking. If you're using raw sausage links, pan fry, bake, smoke or grill them prior to chopping.


3.     Melt butter in a skillet and add chopped onion.  Sauté a couple of minutes, then add celery, bell pepper and garlic and continue to sauté for another few minutes until softened. 


4.     Place in bowl with the cornbread. Add the remaining ingredients except the eggs and taste for seasoning, adjusting if necessary. 


5.     Add the eggs and chicken broth. Stir to mix thoroughly. 


6.     Pour into a buttered baking dish (a 12-inch cast iron skillet, earthenware dish, or a 9x13 inch baking pan). 


7.     Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.


8. Enjoy!


Cornbread Recipe

This recipe makes approximately 3 pounds of cornbread.  Since you only need 1 pound for the Dressing recipe, you can either eat the rest as is after baking or freeze it for another time.


2 ½ cups (13 ounces, 367 grams) coarse ground cornmeal

1 cup (5 ounces, 142 grams) all purpose flour

¼ cup (2 ounces, 56 grams) granulated sugar

3 Tablespoons (1 ½ ounces, 44 grams) baking powder

2 teaspoons (1/2 ounce, 14 grams) sea salt

4 large eggs, well beaten

2 ½ cups whole milk

½ cup (4 ounces, 110 grams) bacon fat, lard or unsalted butter


1.  Preheat oven to 400’F.  Place a 12-inch cast iron skillet into oven for about 15 minutes.

2.  Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  Combine eggs and milk in a separate bowl. 

3.  Remove skillet from oven and add the bacon fat (or lard or butter).  Return to oven until fat is melted. 

4.  Pour egg-milk mixture into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.  Pour into hot skillet and bake for 30 minutes.

PRESS RELEASE - Uli's Famous Sausage Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

PRESS RELEASE - Uli's Famous Sausage Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


SEATTLE, WA/USA – 26, September, 2016 Uli’s Famous Sausage is proud to announce today that it received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. 

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Uli’s Famous Sausage
1511 Pike Place, Seattle WA 98101
(206) 838-1712

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