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The 4th Annual Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival is Pleased to Announce the Multiple Award-Winning Chef Tom Douglas, Owner of Many Seattle Restaurants, Including Etta's, Will be the Celebrity Chef

Gig Harbor, WA – Chef Tom Douglas, recipient of the James Beard Award for Best Northwest Chef will be center stage at the 2014 Festival. This year, the festival will be held on the grounds of the Harbor History Museum along Gig Harbor’s historic downtown waterfront on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

KIRO Radio’s Seattle Kitchen Show, will record on-site during the festival. Seattle Kitchen is a foodie's dream as chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau review the Puget Sound's best restaurants and hot spots, delight listeners with recipes based on a special weekly ingredient, and answer listeners' burning culinary quandaries.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Tom Douglas on board this year as our celebrity chef,” said Gig Harbor’s Downtown Waterfront Alliance President, Gary Glein. “And to have KIRO broadcast is a real plus.”

Chef Favio Viviani, a Top Chef Fan Favorite, as well as Café Juanita owner and multiple award-winning Chef Holly Smith have been Celebrity Chefs at the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival.

The Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival, this year co-sponsored by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor, was recognized with the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Promotion Award, given by the Washington State Main Street Program as part of their Excellence on Main Awards. This year’s festival promises to be the best by far.

2014 Festival Highlights include:

· Broadcast by KIRO Radio’s Seattle Kitchen Show

  • Grand Tasting tents with 60+ wineries, craft distilleries, breweries and select fine restaurants and food purveyors
  • A wide selection of educational offerings including wine seminars and cooking demonstrations
  • Celebrity chef appearances
  • Onsite retail purchasing of wine, craft distillery and brewery products

“This will be a fantastic event, but space is limited,” said Jim Castino, head of the Festival’s steering committee. “So get your tickets early.”

Early Bird ticket prices are $65 from now until March 31, $75 from then until the event date and $90 on Festival Day. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/539452 or at the Downtown Waterfront Alliance office: 3311 Harborview Drive, Suite 101. For more information call 253.514.0071

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Gig Harbor Cushman Connection Trail Project and other local causes in the area.