PDX INNOVATORS:
Whipping Up Some
Excitement in Portland

For over 50 years, the spirit of innovation has been a part of the Culinary history and legacy at iSi. This fall, iSi has partnered with some talented food and drink visionaries in Portland, Oregon to create the PDX Innovators Club. Equipped with our Gourmet Whip, Professional Chargers, and the iSi Accessories they need, they are ready to whip up some excitement in this culinary hotspot known for its good coffee, good libations, and trend-setting food scene.

Allow us to introduce you to the Club. Some of these faces might be familiar from TV and magazines; others are newer to the scene but getting the attention of those in the know. All are using iSi equipment in their kitchens or at the bar to maximize flavors, create new textures, and improve efficiencies in their service.

In the next few months, we’ll be sharing a lot more from this group: new techniques, new ideas, and lots of real-world inspiration for your own kitchens and business.  In the meantime, follow them on social and see what’s inspiring them now in the city that Time magazine called “America’s new food Eden.”

 

CHEF NAOMI POMEROY

Beast, Expatriate, @naomipomeroy – Top Chef Master and James Beard Award winner

 

CHEFS JOHN PICKETT & DOUG WEILER

Willow Restaurant, @willowpdx – A pop-up turned successful brick and mortar

 

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CHEF JOSÉ CHESA

Ataula, Chesa, 180, @josechesa – James Beard Award finalist and Spanish food ambassador

 

PASTRY CHEF GEOVANNA SALAS

Castagna, @creme_fraiche – Desserts from one of Portland’s most creative kitchens

 

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CHEF AARON ADAMS

Farm Spirit, @farmspirit – An award-winning vegan restaurant that you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy

 

BARTENDER MICHELLE RUOCCO

Tusk, Han Oak, @bigmixshake – Mixing up some of Portland’s best cocktails

 

CHEF GREGORY GOURDET

Departure Restaurant, @gg30000 – Top Chef finalist and James Beard Award finalist

 

BARISTA BECKY REEVES

Barista, @becks_reeves – Competitive barista with over eight years of specialty coffee experience

 


judiaannJudiaann Woo is the former VP of Culinary Development for iSi North America. During her time, with the company, she whipped, aerated, foamed and carbonated everything under the sun and had a whole lot of fun doing it. Today, she lives in Portland, Oregon and continues to share her passion for food with others willing to travel for the next great meal. See what she’s been eating recently 
@judiaann.

 

Post and photo by iSi North America | PUBLISHED: September 6, 2016