No matter where we pop up, Farm Sanctuary’s signature dinner series promises inventive eats, surprise guests, and truly authentic experiences designed to provoke thoughtful conversations about food, health, and the environment.
Next stop? Seattle! Join us Thursday, May 30th as Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur hosts a panel of regional thought leaders to explore ways in which we can each better align our actions with our values; have a mindful relationship with animals; make more conscious food choices; and eat plants for our own health, as well as for the well-being of the planet. All the while, you can savor the fact that your night out gives back to Farm Sanctuary’s critical rescue, caregiving, and advocacy work on behalf of farm animals.
- A multi-course plant-based meal
- Panel discussion
- Beer and wine will be served
- Receive a complimentary copy of Gene Baur’s bestselling book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day.
- VIP tables for personal guest interaction (snag yours before we sell out!)
A celebrated local chef will be preparing a plant-based feast to remember. Check back for details!
MacKenzie DeVito is the founder and CEO of No Bones Beach Club with locations in Portland, Seattle, and Chicago. No Bones is a vegan beach bar that serves 100% plant-based cuisine. MacKenzie adopted a vegan lifestyle after falling in love with a rescue cat named Chloe about 11 years ago. She started experimenting with vegan cooking at that time. She has always loved to cook so once she discovered cooking with plants, it made her favorite hobby a new career plan! MacKenzie is a former volunteer at the Seattle Animal Shelter and currently lives in Chicago with her husband and their seven (and sometimes more) cats. She is passionate about persuading people to bring plant-based meals into their everyday life. When MacKenzie is not promoting a plant-based lifestyle, she is usually cooking, spending time with her fur babies and husband, volunteering at sanctuaries and dreaming about trips that she will never have time to go on.
Photo credit: Kendall Lauren
Gene Baur- Moderator
Gene Baur is co founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, and has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. He was a pioneer in undercover investigations and instrumental in passing the first U.S. laws to ban inhumane factory farming practices. Beginning in 1986, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of animal agriculture and our cheap food system. He has written two national bestselling books. Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2008 and listed as one of Booklists top 10 Sci-Tech books, and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day, was published by Rodale in 2015 and named the VegNews book of the year. Gene has a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University, and is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He’s been vegan since 1985 and recently started competing in marathons and triathlons, including an Ironman, to demonstrate the benefits of plant-based eating.
Christie Lagally is the founder and CEO of Seattle Food Tech. She is a mechanical engineer with 15 years of engineering experience and holds five patents in manufacturing technology. She spent much of her career in the aerospace industry working on commercial airplane and spacecraft testing, design, and manufacturing, and she served as the project manager for a $10M research & development effort for the 777X wing manufacturing unit at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Until January 2018, Christie served as a Senior Scientist for the Good Food Institute uncovering the technical barriers in the development of plant-based meat and clean meat (i.e. cultured meat). Christie holds Bachelor's degrees in Organizational Psychology and Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She is also an active member of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington, a co-founder of the Humane Voters of Washington (a political action committee) and serves as a Washington State Council Member for the Humane Society of the United States.
Photo credit: Seattle Food Tech
Check-in (Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enter the event; late arrivals not permitted)
Libations, speakers, dinner, and dessert