A new pop-up supergroup called Rain City Chefs Alliance will combine the powers of five leading Seattle chefs for what will certainly be outstanding as well as charitable meals beginning October 16. The venture aligns chefs Jeffrey Vance (No Anchor, Navy Strength), Perfecte Rocher (Tarsan i Jane), Maximillian Petty (Eden Hill), Heong Soon Park (Bacco Cafe, Chan), and Alex Barkley (Manolin), with Suzi An (formerly Junebaby) and Rocher’s wife and business partner, Alia, handling front of house. With that line-up, it’s safe to expect high-end, high-concept meals.
“The idea behind this group is to foster collaboration and community within the food and beverage industry in the Seattle area,” Vance told Eater. The chefs will host dinners at various locations, sponsored by sparkling water company San Pellegrino and with a portion of ticket sales going to Big Table, which seeks to help hospitality and restaurant industry workers who are struggling.
At each dinner, additional firepower will come from two guest chefs. The first event, on October 16, will take place at Tarsan i Jane in Frelard, featuring guests Clare Gordon of General Porpoise Donuts and Jose Chesa of Ataula in Portland. The vegetarian-themed dinner will come with the option of drink pairings. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, September 1, via Tock.