Industry Dinner: OR: Portland: Brewed Food presents "A Brewing Dinner Collaboration" at Simpactica Dining Hall, April 19th from 6 pm

Press Release

Denver, Colo... Award winning Chef Jensen Cummings was the first chef in Denver to become a Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier), working to progress the status quo of beer pairings. Now Chef Cummings wants to push the boundaries of the beer & food world further with Brewed Food, a collective food movement the likes of Farm to Table, Fusion or Molecular Gastronomy, involved in special events, catering, educational platforms and producing digital media. Brewed Food, founded in 2014, has a core philosophy to celebrate brewing as a culinary art by cooking with ingredients and techniques used to create the best craft beers, rather than the norm of cooking with finished beers. This original approach of looking at brewers as chefs and the brewhouse as a kitchen is creating a new collaborative spirit of inspiration between chefs and brewers.

from Portland, OR: Brewed Food is coming to Portland to collaborate with Biwa Restaurant and Base Camp Brewery. Chef and Certified Cicerone Jensen Cummings and Chef James Davidson of Biwa Restaurant will present a six course Brewing Dinner, with every dish featuring a brewing ingredient from breweries New Belgium and Base Camp along with beers from these breweries paired with each course.

Biwa is a izakaya style restaurant that is known for great sake, sashimi, small dishes, grilled food and a nice atmosphere. The drinks list includes a a generous amount of sake, shochu and izakaya inspired, modern and classic cocktails. The family-like staff are wonderful and the food is direct, fun and local. Biwa is the expression of our love for restaurants, the spaces we inhabit and the amazing everyday foods and table culture of Japan. Biwa has been open since 2007 and is a very proud part of Portland's vibrant restaurant fabric.

The Base Camp family has grown a bit since we first opened our doors. Our crew represents decades of work in the brewing industry and a common love for life here in the Pacific Northwest. When we make the time to get out of the brewery, you can find our team out having fun. Whether we're in the water off Short Sands Beach, setting up camp on the Wonderland Trail, slashing pow turns in the Outback on Bachelor, or drifting a line out in the Umpqua we are proud to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest.

What: A collaborative six course paired Brewing Dinner, not your average beer dinner, featuring a brewing ingredient/ technique in every dish
Where: Simpatica Dining Hall, 828 SE Ash Street Portland, OR
When: 6-9pm, Tuesday, Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

How: $60 plus fees, gratuity and tax
Event and Ticket Information: Brewed-food.com/events Buy tickets here: Brewed Food Portland Tickets

Our Partners... Tender Belly, New Belgium Brewing Company
Ten Strawberry Street, Wild Goose Canning, Colorado Tourism Office, Colorado Brewers Guild


Brewed Food Fact Sheet

Company Name: Brewed Food
Founder: Jensen Cummings

Team: Brandon Muncy (Chef), Daniel Erickson (Digital Media), Betsy Cummings (Branding), Kate Lacroix (Communications), Matthew Amack (Culinary), Jamie Lee Secrest (Culinary)

Location: Denver, Colorado
Website: http://www.brewed-food.com
Email: betsy@insmallbatches.com
Telephone: (303) 941-2816
Offerings: Guest chef dinners, private catering, pop-up events, educational seminars, digital publishing

About Brewed Food: 
Founded in 2014, Brewed Food is a movement founded by Chef and Certified Cicerone Jensen Cummings to bring a greater synergy to the chef and brewer relationship. Culinary events take place regularly around the Colorado area and Cummings contributes to the national food and beer scene by featuring innovative ways to cook, not just with beer, but more importantly with brewing ingredients and techniques.

Jensen Cummings bio: To say that Jensen Cummings was born into the industry is quite the understatement. He is the fifth consecutive generation of restaurateur in his family. With his great great grandfather opening La Fond House in 1900 in Little Falls Minnesota. Great grandfather, grandfather and currently three uncles all took up the family biz as well. Jensen’s generation also includes his younger brother, and Chef Cummings is living up to the family heritage with his leadership in the industry!

Some Recent Accolades...
Certified Cicerone ‘12, National Hop Chef Champion ‘14, CRA Philanthropist of the Year ‘14, CO State Flag recipient ‘13

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