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Press Release – May 22, 2012

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FIRST ANNUAL “SAVOR: SUSTAINING LIVES, NOURISHING HOPE” BENEFIT RAISES MORE THAN $143,000 FOR FOOD LIFELINE

Seattle’s Cedarbrook Lodge hosts celebrity chef dinner to end hunger in Western Washington

Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope Celebrity Chef Dinner and Auction

Images courtesy Jennifer Richard for Team Photogenic

A) Thierry Rautureau, Armandino Batali, Roy Breiman and their chefs plate one of the courses at Savor.
B) Jason Wilson and Armandino Batali share a moment before being welcomed on stage.
C) Thierry Rautureau, Monique Barbeau, Johnathan Sundstrom and their chefs plate one of the courses at Savor.
D) (From left) Roy Breiman, culinary director at Cedarbrook Lodge; Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline; Jill Clymer, special events manager at Food Lifeline; Rachel Quigley, special events coordinator at Food Lifeline; and Scott Ostrander, general manager at Cedarbrook Lodge.
E) Mission speaker and author of Breakfast at Sally’s, Richard LeMieux speaks to guests at Savor.
F) (From left): Thierry Rautureau, Jess Dowdell, Jason Wilson and Roy Breiman.
G) (From left): Louie Richmond, Betty Ann Richmond, Moss Patashnik, Dr. Margaret Hall and Roy Breiman.
H) Food Lifeline Board members Julie Felss Masino, Kathy Sheehan, and Mary Kay Bowman prepare to introduce Linda Nageotte.
I) Savor emcee Mark Wright, morning anchor for KING 5 News, and his wife Jamie.

SEATTLE – (May 22, 2012) - Cedarbrook Lodge and Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar hosted the first annualSavor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope celebrity chef dinner and auction on Friday, April 27. The benefit brought in more than $143,000, an equivalent of 429,000 meals, for Food Lifeline.

“Savor was a great event benefiting an even greater cause; we’re in awe of the success of the evening and are already looking forward to next year,” said Roy Breiman, culinary director of Cedarbrook Lodge. “With the combination of extremely talented chefs, generous community members and support from our donors and sponsors, Savor was a tremendous evening that will not be forgotten.”

The first annual celebrity chef dinner featured renowned Seattle chefs including Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf Restaurant; Armandino Batali, founder of Salumi; Monique Barbeau, a northwest treasure; Thierry Rautureau, chef and owner of Rover’s and Luc; Johnathan Sundstrom, chef and owner of Lark; and Jason Wilson, chef and owner of Crush.

“The work Cedarbrook put into Savor and the extreme generosity of our chefs and guests is overpowering,” said Linda Nageotte, president and CEO of Food Lifeline. “We’re incredibly grateful for all who were involved in this event and are thrilled to provide hunger assistance to many more people in our region through these generous donations.”

For more information about Cedarbrook Lodge, visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com or call (206) 901-9268. For more information about Savor: Sustaining Lives, Nourishing Hope, visithttp://www.FoodLifeline.org/Savor.

About Cedarbrook Lodge
Cedarbrook Lodge, rated the No. 1 hotel in the world on the Expedia® 2011 Insiders’ SelectTM List and No. 1 hotel in the U.S. in the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards, is located at 18525 36th Avenue South in Seattle, Wash., less than one mile from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Its dining establishment, Copperleaf Restaurant, features quintessentially Northwest farm-to-table cuisine and was named a 2011 Top 10 New Restaurant in the U.S. by Gayot. Nestled on an 18 acre oasis of restored wetlands, Cedarbrook Lodge features the coveted combination of a convenient location, serene setting, exceptional guest services and more than 24,000 square feet of event space ideal for many occasions including social gatherings, weddings, business meetings and conferences. Cedarbrook Lodge is a member of Stash Hotel RewardsTM, a point-based program that allows guests at independent hotels to quickly earn free stays at participating properties. For reservations, call toll-free (877) 515-2176. Contact Cedarbrook Lodge directly at (206) 901-9268 or visit http://www.CedarbrookLodge.com.

About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline is a local hunger relief organization, efficiently serving the Western Washington area by using 96 percent of revenue to directly feed hungry people. Last year the organization delivered more than 27 million meals to hungry people through its network of 300 local food banks, meal programs and shelters. Food Lifeline is also a member of the national organization, Feeding America. For more information about Food Lifeline or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.foodlifeline.org or call (206) 545-6600.

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Kalyn Kinomoto
Richmond Public Relations / (206) 682-6979
kalynk@richmondpr.com