Trace to Host Dinner with Bravo Top Cheftestant Tiffany Derry‏

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BRAVO Top Cheftestant, Tiffany Derry, returns to Seattle to cook a special dinner August 15. TRACE and The International Culinary School at the Art Institute will grant $5,000 in student scholarships this month during this event!

In January of this year, TRACE at W Seattle and The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle embarked on a partnership designed to bring real-time access, experiences and funding to students seeking a career path in the culinary industry. In addition to mentoring and internship opportunities, the partnership was established to allow for the fundraising of scholarships to benefit existing culinary students. The partnership kicked off in January with a celebratory event at Trace featuring celebrity chef Tiffany Derry, alumni of the Art Institute Houston, who heavily advocates for the program.

On Thursday, August 15, Chef Derry will return to Seattle to collaborate with Chef de Cuisine Steven Ariel and Art Institute students to create a five course, “South Meets Pacific Northwest” dinner honoring dishes and ingredients from both chefs’ roots. The cost of the dinner is $65 per person (plus tax and gratuity) with an optional wine pairing at $30 per person with partial proceeds to benefit the Trace and AIS Education Scholarship fund. At the dinner, the first of the grants will be made with one student to receive $3,500 and one to receive $1,500. The dinner will be held at Trace. Please call (206) 264-6060 to make reservations.


Five course scholarship dinner $65, optional wine pairing $30

Cucumber, apple, radishes, nam pla prik
Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc

Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Peach Salad
Mini prosciutto sandwich
Buty Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Crispy Sablefish
Olive oil crushed potatoes, puttanesca, rocket lettuce
Watermill Viognier

Surf N Turf
Scallops, pork jowl, cauliflower, salsa verde
Soter “North Valley” Pinot Noir

Washington Strawberries & Lavender Shortcake
Mountain Dome Brut Couples Cuvee

For reservations, please call (206) 264-6060

TRACE is located at 1112 Fourth Avenue, between Seneca and Spring Streets in the heart of downtown.

The Art Institute of Seattle is part of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.


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