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About Crave!

CRAVE NW AT SPOKANE VALLEY, the Inland Northwest’s premier food and drink celebration, has been rescheduled for August 27, 2021  at Spokane Valley CenterPlace. 

We are looking forward to hosting the event this August!. 

Presented by the City of Spokane Valley, CRAVE! NW is a unique and largest culinary event in the Spokane area dedicated to uplifting the culinary scene in the Northwest. This year, the 1-day food festival is chef focused and showcases the creative talents of visionary chefs and tastemakers from around the region highlighting the flavors of the great Northwest.

We hope you join us in 2021, August 27, and enjoy all of the amazing deliciousness and celebrate the showcase of talent at the various events.

The Crave Visionary

CRAVE NW’s Culinary Director and creative visionary Adam Hegsted is a proud Inland Pacific Northwest native and graduate of Northwest Culinary Academy and Art Institute of Seattle.A 2016 James Beard Award regional semifinalist, Hegsted was honored to be invited to cook as part of the James Beard Foundation’s Dinner, as well as participate in the Food Network’s SOBE Wine & Food Festival in Miami, and Star Chefs International Chef Congress in New York. Hegsted has received numerous national and international accolades, including being named one of the best chefs in the nation by BestChefAmerica.com, Innovator of the Year by the National Beef Council, Catalyst Magazine’s Top 50 Most Powerful People in Region, and United Fresh’s National Innovator Award. He is proud to be part of a greater culinary community in the Inland Northwest. Visit Adam’s website for more information.

Why We Crave

JAKT Foundation:

Vision:  To create, celebrate, enrich, and expand our sense of community through events.
Mission:  Be the catalyst to build collaborations for the betterment of community. The sum of many parts, together, creates more.
Core Values:  * Build Community * Collaborate * Highlight chefs * Partner of Spokane Valley * Catalyst for community alliances * Passion for food and cultural events * Inclusionary, everyone benefits * Culinary leadership locally,
regionally & nationally

Crave Benefits:

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