Northwest icon Angelo Pellegrini was a pioneer promoter of a healthful, local American cuisine, close to the earth and in the service of community. His ideas about “food and the good life” fall into four broad categories. The Pellegrini Foundation is dedicated to furthering these principles, and seeks to honor individuals and groups pursuing these goals.
Food: fresh, healthful, seasonal, produced close to the earth and the community that consumes it.
Wine: fine wines from quality viticulture, made by amateur vintners as well as professionals.
Cuisine: down-to-earth regional, seasonal and artisanal cuisine on the domestic and the restaurant table alike.
Celebration: to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vital role of food, drink, and community by means of all media—words, images, and sounds.