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Vision:  To create, celebrate, enrich, and expand our sense of community through events.


Mission:  Be the catalyst to build collaborations for the betterment of community. The sum of many parts, together, creates more.


Core Values:  * Build Community * Collaborate * Highlight chefs * Partner of Spokane Valley * Catalyst for community alliances * Passion for food and cultural events * Inclusionary, everyone benefits * Culinary leadership locally,
regionally & nationally

Crave! Northwest

Crave! is the largest culinary event in the Spokane area dedicated to uplifting the culinary scene in the Northwest.

The 3-day food festival, will be July 13-16, 2023 and held at the west lawn at CenterPlace, Spokane Valley.

The event is chef focused and showcases the creative talents of visionary chefs and tastemakers from around the region highlighting the flavors of the great Northwest

Spokane Valley Farmers Market

Every Friday, June 3 through September 16, 4-8PM at CenterPlace parking lot near the Discovery Playground. 

With nearly 50 vendors the market will offers opportunities for building healthy bodies and  celebrate Spokane Valley’s farming heritage.



Join us at our 2023 inaugural BREWFEST!

In addition to the great tasting beer/wine/spirits selection, guests will enjoy live music and browse local artisans. Scrumptious food will be available on site, gourmet dawgs! Challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga or play a round of corn hole. This event will be held no matter rain, shine or heat. 21+ event.

Local Food and Business

Connecting Small Farms and Small Businesses

This event is a farm-chef meet up. Come and meet like-minded people in the industry, exchange info, meet a new supplier or buyer. Be a part of building our food local food system. All are invited! Farmers, ranchers, chefs, foragers, small businesses and artisans looking to connect and discuss.

Speakers from WSDA, WSU Extension, local chefs and farmers.

Help shape the future of our food system.

Volunteer at a JAKT Event

We’re always looking for volunteers to assist at JAKT events. 

From event planning, event set up, tear down, culinary positions (back of house and front of house), front door staffing, volunteer management and more!

If you’re interested we can find a place for you!  CLICK HERE and let us know what you’d like to be a part of!

Send us a Message

We are actively searching for community partners to further the vision and outreach of the JAKT Foundtaion.

Contact Us Email – CLICK HERE!