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Invasive Species Cook-off! Aug. 25th, 2013

Don't miss this amazing event where invasive species are running scared, on the menu, and delicious!

IAE presents the 2013  Invasive Species Cook-off and annual fundraiser. 

Sunday, August 25, 2 pm - 7 pm.

The event will be held at beautiful Chintimini Farm in Philomath, Oregon

Buy your e-Tickets here.  

Early bird (thru Aug 7); regular (after Aug 7)
Adults: $30 early bird; $40 regular
Kids (5-12): $8 early bird; $10 regular
Kids under 5 are free!
Buy a table for $240


This is going to be one fun party for the whole family!

  • Food catered by Matt Bennett of Sybaris Restaurant
  • Music by classical guitarist Gina Machovina and the band Edewaard to move to!
  • Willamette Valley wine and beer
  • A cook-off between local chefs using invasive ingredients
  • Live auction with great items, such as kayak trips, wild mushroom hunt and dinner, wine cellar, yoga and pilates, etc!
  • Games and more!
  • Kids play area



Presented by Institute for Applied Ecology and Oregon Invasive Species Council

For more information visit:


A huge thank you to all those who are contributing to the event:

Andy Arkley, Web Designer, Eradication by Mastication
Tremaine Arkley, IAE Board Member
Matt Bennett, Head Chef and Owner, Sybaris
Jim Bernau, Founder, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Rick Browne, Celebrity Chef and Author
Jim Clark and Shirley Corbet, Co-owners, GeoSolve
Dai Crisp and PK McCoy, Co-owners, Lumos Wine Company
Melissa and Daniel Cunningham, Chintimini Farm
Corinne Duncan, Graphic Designer, The Joy of Cooking Invasives
Edewaard Band
Kristina Ender, Co-owner, Live Well Studio
Nadine Grzeskowiak, Gluten Free RN
Jodi Herrling, Photographer, Emagine Marketing Solutions
Wallace Kaufman, Author
Bill Lackner, Clam Expert and Guide
Gina Machovina, Classical Guitarist
Stephen McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery
Scott McFarland, Sky High Brewery
Oregon Invasive Species Council, Partner
Ramiro Ramirez, Owner, Big Valley Electric
Carol Savonen, IAE Board Member
Jackie Shaw, IAE Board Member, Owner, Get Organized!
Cary Stephens, IAE Board Member
Ric Vega, Auctioneer
Severn Williams and Nina Erlich-Williams, Co-owners, Public Good PR
IAE Board and Staff
And all of our wonderful volunteers!


"Volunteers are the backbone, heart, and soul of the restoration movement. And whatever the eventual results of their labors may be, working to revive damaged ecosystems is transforming and strengthening their relationship with the rest of nature."

-William K. Stevens, Miracle Under the Oaks

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