LET um EAT and Culinary Breeding Network Dinner

Culinary Breeding Network and LET um EAT

Date: Tuesday, September 1st

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Elder Hall, Portland

LET um EAT & Culinary Breeding Network Takeover Elder Hall


When we started talking to people about the LET um EAT Collective and our idea to build a network of Seeders, Feeders and Eaters, we immediately heard about Lane Selman. Lane is the founder of the Culinary Breeding Network which brings together chefs, eaters and plant breeders to discuss the flavor, texture and culinary quality of plants and vegetables. This dinner will highlight her work and provide eaters with an opportunity to learn more about what goes into growing and developing organic seeds and plants. The menu will feature ingredients like falstaff lettuces, perfection fennel and badger beets from local growers. Farmers Josh Volk (Slow Hand Farm & Our Table Cooperative) and Laura Masterson (47th Ave Farms) and plant breeders/seed growers Sarah Kleeger and Andrew Still (Adaptive Seeds) will also be joining us to shed some light on what culinary breeding is all about.

Jason French, LET um EAT Feeder and chef of Ned Ludd, and his partner Michelle Batista, recently opened Elder Hall. Elder Hall is a gathering space: a place to host classes and workshops, special dinners and celebrations, to gather around food and celebrate culture. This is a perfect place to share the story of the Culinary Breeding Network.

Join us and other seeders, feeders and eaters from the community for dinner, drinks and and a great time!


Get Tickets


The LETumEAT Takeover Dinner at Elder Hall is $70/person. This includes a multi-course meal and a complimentary beverage. A $25 deposit is paid at time of reservation.

More Information


Wine, beer and cocktails are available to purchase.
Dietary restrictions may be accommodated with advanced notice. Contact [email protected]
One seating at 7:00 pm. Tickets are non-refundable after August 25, 2015.


How will the Takeover Dinner be set up?
The Elder Hall Takeover Dinner has one seating at 7:00 pm. You will be seated at a table with the rest of your party. The menu is fixed but beverage options will be available to purchase.

Is the dinner $25?
The $25 payment is a deposit that will guarantee your reservation. The Elder Hall Takeover dinner is $70/person and includes a multi-course meal and a complimentary beverage. The balance, plus any additional beverage purchases, will be paid at the end of your meal.

What beverage options will be available?
The Elder Hall Takeover dinner will have cocktails, wine & beer by the glass available for purchase.

Can my friends and I book our reservations separately and still sit together?
Sure! If you do book separately from your friends please email us ahead of time so we know to seat you together.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
Dietary restrictions may be accommodated with advanced notice. Contact us: [email protected]

What is your cancellation policy?
Tickets are non-refundable within 7 days of the event date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have your name on a list when you check in at the dinner.

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