Seattle’s top chefs engaged in a friendly cooking competition on July 20 to combat hunger among low-income kids and teens. More than 200 meals were served to kids at the event, and the event raised awareness about United Way of King County’s Summer Meals program.
A panel of judges paired with school-age helpers tasted the creations and picked Eric Tanaka, the executive chef at his namesake TanakaSan and Tom Douglas’ business partner. Tanaka beat out Ethan Stowell, Maria Hines, and Josh Henderson.
The event was a collaboration between No Kid Hungry, Americorps VISTA, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Seattle Seahawks.