Northwest Wine & Food Society


We raise funds to support students and partners in the wine and food industry.


We host events that celebrate culinary creators and future professionals.

Give Back.

Helping local restaurants get back on their feet during the COVID-19 crisis.

And in winter, when you draw the wine, let there be in your heart a song for each cup;

And let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress.

– Khalil Gibran

Scholarships & Grants

Since 2015, NW&FS has provided over $100,000 in support of individual students, equipment, program curriculum in the areas of culinary, viticulture and hospitality programs to the following learning institutions:

  • Cascadia Technical Academy
  • Clark Community College Foundation
  • Tod & Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute – Clark College
  • Walla Walla Community College Foundation
  • WSU Vancouver – Hospitality Business Management
  • WSU Vancouver – Creative Media & Digital Culture

Future Events

The Robert Burns Experience 2021

Maybe you’ve attended one of the Robert Burns Dinners we’ve held over the past 10 years. If so, you know what a fun and fantastic event it is.

The 2021 event will be no different – fun and fantastic. We’re creating a more interactive event that will engage our food and wine partners and celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s favorite son.

On Pause Due to COVID-19

Stay Tuned

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Restaurant Reboot

The NW&FS is excited to announce Restaurant Reboot Grants to help local establishments get up and going again. We’ll donate $10,000 and award five locally-owned restaurants up to $2,000 each, money desperately needed for the reopening process – purchase of staple supplies, employee incentives, marketing, advertising…
Will you help us support more local restaurants? Your tax-deductible gift will allow us to expand our giving. 100% of donations from this campaign will go to local restaurants. Do you know a restaurant that needs support? Send us your recommendations of those who may need a helping hand.

Look for the rollout soon on how to nominate your favorite restaurants for this funding opportunity.

Give More 24!

As Southwest Washington’s largest day of giving, Give More 24! amplifies the work of our local nonprofits by tapping the generosity of our greater community. This 24-hour day of giving provides nonprofits the unique opportunity to reach new donors through a widespread event and marketing campaign. It’s a great way to boost fundraising efforts, grow awareness for important causes, and take advantage of a simple online giving platform…all while participating in a fun-filled, community effort!

September 24th

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