Kristi Brown graduated from the Seattle Culinary Academy in 1993 and, within three years of professional cooking, created That Brown Girl Catering in her apartment kitchen in the Central District of Seattle.
From the beginning of her career, she committed to preparing whole foods with love, knowing that outside of sex, nothing brings people together like food! She believes that healing happens through food and indeed, what she creates is food magic.
She is the founder, executive chef, and co-owner of That Brown Girl Cooks!, a hospitality group that includes Catering, a Community Kitchen called ‘Everybody Gotta Eat,’ Creator of the Black-Eyed Pea Hummus – her inaugural food product and her new restaurant venture, Communion Restaurant & Bar – located in the Central District of Seattle.
The Northwest Wine Benefit Foundation, DBA Auction of Washington Wines, is committed to supporting the growth and awareness of the Washington state wine industry through a series of celebrated events benefiting our community. We have raised over $55 million since our inception in 1988.