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Keep Calm and Feast On

As most of you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the food, hospitality and tourism industries. The drop in travel continues to take its toll on local businesses that rely on revenue generated by dining and tourism.

While we urge you to take every necessary precaution against spreading the infection, we'd also encourage you to do your best to support local businesses during this difficult time. Consider a stay-cation in your region and visit or enjoy curb-side or YUMMY take-out offerings from your favorite LOOP restaurants, such as Nourish SequimOld Alcohol PlantAjax CafeTedesco's Italian FreshCoyote BBQ PUBPort Townsend Food Co-op and others. If dining isn't an option, stop by and lend an ear. If you need inspiration, we're here to help.

We are all in this together. Supporting small businesses who support our local farmers and producers during this difficult time is really important.

Stay safe friends,
The Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop team

#8 of a dozen reasons to join – or re-new – your Olympic Culinary Loop membership

OCL’s Professional Development Center (PDC) connects culinary professionals at every step along the ‘food-chain’ to quality lifelong learning experiences. Growing good business as we personally and professionally develop our craft! Kick-Start your training today! lunch-learn-OCL-logo Local eventsCertificate coursesUpcoming webinarsOnline coursesEndorsed educational opportunities, Risk Management,  Best-practice business resources, and more! Enter the Day 8 drawing and you have the opportunity to win! Sign-up or renew your OCL membership today and you're already a 'winner' by joining the LOOP! (And you're still able to win our Grand Prize! Good Luck!) Sign-up at the Associate, Industry or Corporate package levels today, knowing that you're among the first in queue for listing in the BIGGER and BETTER than ever 2016 Culinary Adventure Map as you enjoy all the membership and current popularity of the digital Culinary Adventure Map, (PDF Map version formatted for instant home printing and downloaded daily, and the always up-to-date mobile app.) Three ways to join or renew:
  1. Mail in your membership. Sign-up today!
  2. Or join on-line today! (Save with a single payment today or subscribe to low-cost monthly installment payments.)
  3. Still have questions? Let us know. We'll quickly contact you and answer your questions.
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Press Release: Olympic Culinary Loop Hosts a Business Knowledge Lunch—“Cooking Up Business: One Bite at a Time”

For Immediate Release – March 28, 2014 Contact:               Steve Shively, Membership Services Director, Olympic Culinary Loop 360-440-7006 | Olympic Culinary Loop Hosts a Business Knowledge Lunch—“Cooking Up Business:  One Bite at a Time Port Angeles, WA—Join the Olympic Culinary Loop (OCL) at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club, 91 W. State Hwy. 108, Shelton, WA, near Little Creek Casino/Resort, for a Business Knowledge Lunch about “Cooking  Up Business: One Bite at a Time” on April 15, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register online at or call 360.440.7006. At the end of this multi-course educational meal, featuring a panel of tourism experts, attendees will have the knowledge and confidence to dig in to the task of improving their business’ bottom line through strategic storytelling and messaging tips. Panelists include: Keynote presenter Sue Frause is a well-known travel/food writer and photographer who writes three blogs, regularly having her words and images appear in print. Her popular site, “Eat | Play | Sleep,” chronicles Sue’s adventures, along with tips and trends in the travel world. She’ll share actionable insights on how to better tell your business’ story to a hungry marketplace. Louise Stanton-Masten, executive director for the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA), will update us on the successful passage of SHB 2229 and WTA’s continuing efforts to support tourism marketing and promotion throughout the state from five key tourism industry areas: lodging; food service; attractions and entertainment; retail; and transportation. Jan Morris, co-owner of The Hardware Distillery Company, was featured recently in a USA Today article, “Boomer entrepreneurs bet nest eggs on dreams.” You’ll gain insights into the passion behind the distillery’s success and their launch of a new culinary business in the state’s infant distilled spirits industry. “We’re looking forward to an exciting presentation on culinary tourism from regional experts offering tips and information that will boost your business IQ in this important industry,” said Diane Schostak, Olympic Culinary Loop president. “If you’re a food lover, farmer, wine aficionado, shellfish grower or simply interested in the culinary and agri-tourism movement happening across the Olympic Peninsula, we would love to have you join us.” Come early and join the OCL board of directors, members and culinary friends for a reception at Walter Dacon Winery Monday, April 14th from 6-8 p.m. Reservations are requested. Little Creek Resort is offering lodging discounts for participants. Golf packages for Monday afternoon are also available. The Olympic Culinary Loop was created in 2009 and exists to define, promote and celebrate the Olympic Peninsula’s unique culinary experience. Its purpose is to educate consumers, and ultimately establish the region as a niche destination to enhance economic development and the area’s tourism product. Its membership is comprised from Clallam, Jefferson, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties. For more information, go to