F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Chefs Make Change

A Food-Fueled Seattle Foot Race to Fund a Local Chef's New Philanthropy

Chef Ethan Stowell © Geoffrey Smith

This Sunday, June 29, Seattle star chef and F&W BNC 2008 Ethan Stowell hosts his third annual charitable 5K walk and run, called Eat Run Hope. For the Hope portion, as in past years, proceeds will go to the Fetal Health Foundation, a nonprofit that supports families affected by fetal syndromes. This year, for the first time, the event will dedicate $25,000 of the money raised to fund a new Nathanael & Gabriel Stowell Memorial Research Grant. The grant honors Stowell’s twin sons, who died in their 25th week of pregnancy of a fetal syndrome in 2011. “The race is something my wife and I do for obvious personal reasons,” Stowell says. “But it’s also for our company. For everyone involved, it feels better than just coming to work, clocking in, then going home. It feels good to do something larger.”

As for the Eat and Run portions of the event, separate tickets are available for each part, for families, athletes and nonathletes. For the most fun part (Eat), a dozen of Seattle’s best restaurants and chefs are pitching in, everyone from Maria Hines and Tom Douglas to Canlis’ Jason Franey. Stowell himself will feed the 50-plus volunteers his own hamburgers, hot dogs and killer roast lamb sandwiches.

“It’s the best food event in Seattle, in my humble opinion,” Stowell says. “I think this will be the biggest yet. We’ve started out small, but in future years we’d like to start flying in chefs from out of town. Hopefully, it will keep getting bigger.

Related: A Steak House Scion's Amazing Do-Good Restaurant
A Pro Bono Brewery
Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants

You Might Also Like powered by sheknows

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.