Northwest Women Stars of Food & Wine is the ultimate epicurean adventure featuring the creative and trendsetting Women Chefs, Winemakers & Sommeliers that define our vibrant international culinary culture.
We care about our community and collaborate with local non-profit organizations. We are proud to support our city in this way. Our beneficiaries have been able to help our community and our culture thrive.
This year’s beneficiary is: Womens Funding Alliance
The event benefits The Women’s Funding Alliance, whose mission is an initiative based approach - combining original research, grant investments, training, advocacy, and convening – reaching more women and girls than ever before. With the support of thousands of individuals and community partners across the state; their initiatives are amplifying women and girls voices, and removing some of the biggest barriers to their success. Learn more about Women's Funding Alliance at www.wfalliance.org.
Through our event we help change the status quo of who the leaders are as Chefs, Winemakers and Sommeliers. Together we can affect the change in the way society and the media spotlights women in our industry, which will have a direct impact on all women in the world.
~ Natashia Remchuk & David LeClaire, Founders
Natashia Remchuk is a Sommelier, Wine Judge, Chef, Writer, Event Producer and owner of Uncorked Sommelier Services.
Natashia grew up in the wine region of the Finger Lakes, New York where she had the great opportunity to work in the vineyards of the iconic master of Riesling, Dr. Frank Konstantin.
She apprenticed with Master Chef Dean Burness of the Kennedy Presidency, Popeye Madison of the Four Seasons and Master Chef Jean Louis Toussaint with whom she owned 2 French restaurants with and began her career as a Sommelier and educator.
Natashia served as a Director on the board of the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society, has been a wine ambassador on Good Morning New Mexico and the author of Wines of New Mexico. She serves as a wine judge for charity wine competitions including Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Natashia is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, Women for Wine Sense, The American Wine Society and Women Chefs & Restaurateurs.
Natashia has created elaborate wine & food events for Lions Gate, British Royalty, diplomats, dignitaries, politicians, and global guests for Boeing.
David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and currently serves as Wine Ambassador for Esquin Wine & Spirits, David is the founder of the popular wine club Seattle Uncorked and produces a wide array of wine, spirits, and beer events each year.
David is an instructor at Bellevue College & North Seattle College, and serves as judge for various wine competitions including the Seattle Wine Awards. Mr. LeClaire is also a free-lance writer for the Washington Tasting Room Magazine.
He was also the founder of Wine World & Spirits, which at its' inception was the largest independent wine store in the Northwest, and was awarded the “2013 Independent Retailer of the Year” award by the Washington Wine Commission. David LeClaire previously served as wine director at Seattle’s prestigious Alexis Hotel (& Painted Table Restaurant) for ten years.