Meet the core team:

 

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Stephanie Christianson, Board President & Core Organizer

What’s your favorite thing about the vegan world these days?ย 

All the ice cream!

What’s your go-to weeknight dinner?

Taco bowls.

Favorite restaurant + recommended dish?

Los Gorditos for the nachos!


Jess Sconato, Executive Director & Co-Founder

Favorite vegetable?

Well, whatever is in season, growing in our garden, and therefore, irresistible.

What’s your go-to weeknight dinner?

When in doubt, make a bowl!

Favorite restaurant + recommended dish?

In recent history, I’m gonna go with KaTi, an all vegetarian Thai restaurant in SE. They make their curry pastes from scratch and source LEGIT Thai ingredients and showcase flavors I can’t get enough. Best Pad Thai I’ve had in ages, seriously.


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Jules DeNoto, Artistic Director & Core Organizer

Favorite Vegetable?

PICKLED BEETS

What’s your go-to weeknight dinner?

BRUNCH: biscuits, scramble, kale, and potatoes + aardvark and mimosa.

Favorite restaurant + recommended dish?

ย Sizzle Pie, brunch pizza.


Cindy Koczy,ย Board Member & Community Outreach

What’s your favorite thing about the vegan food world these days?

Meeting new friends, all the products coming forth, and more and more people paying attention to food!

What’s your go-to weeknight dinner?

Roasted veggies and a green salad with garbanzo beans.

Favorite restaurant + recommended dish?

If I had to choose, it would be Blossoming Lotus. Any of their bowls!


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Travis Taylor, Social Media & Core Organizer

Favorite Vegetable?

Bok choy.

What’s your go-to weeknight dinner?

Rice bowl.

Favorite restaurant + recommended dish?

Maruti, VEGAN TIKKA MASALA and VEGAN GARLIC NAAN.


 

Interested in volunteering or getting more involved with vegan food-inspired events, our podcast or other programming ideas? Email veganironchef@gmail.com with your name and interest.

Vegan Iron Chef is a 100% volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded 2010 in Portland, OR. We are now accepting board member applications for 2017-2018.