Emily Moore, chef and culinary director at 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America.
"I am thrilled to be nominated by my peers and included in Best Chefs America," said Chef Moore. "This recognition is truly an honor and gives me yet another reason to be appreciative of my fellow professionals and chosen profession."
Chef Moore is well known in the Northwest for her association with many of the top restaurants in the area. She headed Seattle’s Alexis Hotel as executive chef, creating The Painted Table and The Bookstore Bar where she made news by receiving the first four-star review given by Seattle’s venerated restaurant critic John Hinterberger in his 17 years of reviewing. She has held numerous leadership roles in the culinary world and has volunteered over the years helping 21 Acres with special events and program development.
As culinary director at 21 Acres, Chef Moore said: "I have the opportunity to pursue methods and practices of sustainability utilizing only locally sourced, organic foods, much of which is produced on our farm. We offer the public, not only delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes, baked goods and cured and smoked meats, but we also provide inspiration in understanding how to really use every part of the foods, wasting as little as possible and producing unique offerings of lovely color and flavor." In the 21 Acres kitchen, Chef Moore and her teams’ methods use every part of the food, and what is thrown away is divided into compost for the worm bins or the pile, recyclables and, finally, to just a small amount of trash."
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