Spokane’s Top Food and Drink Celebration Starts July 14th

We're gearing up for another fantastic Crave!

Crave! this year is a 3-day food festival. It is chef-focused, showcasing the creative talents of visionary chefs and tastemakers from around the region while highlighting the flavors of the great Northwest. So join us for a culinary journey you won't want to miss.

Click here to check out last year's Crave! Event.

This event is presented by the City of Spokane Valley, CRAVE! NW is the largest culinary event in the Spokane area. It is dedicated to uplifting the culinary scene in the Northwest. Crave NW is the summer foodie event, and information is available for promotion. Tickets are now on sale at the website: Crave! Northwest 2022 (ticketspice.com). Thus, the event will run for three days, July 14 - 16, 2022, with a theme each night. Tickets are based on arrival time, group size, and package deals. 

Three Theme Nights 

July 14 - Burger SmackDown

Both local and celebrity chefs will show off their burger-making skills in a judged contest. Entertainment includes Relentless Wrestlers, who will perform three times, at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.; other live entertainment includes Kosta La Vista and Okay Honey during the afterparty. In addition, there will be JJudge'sChoice and PPeople'sChoice contests throughout the evening. There are 12 chefs and all local businesses - dessert vendors, Roast House Coffee, wineries, distilleries, breweries, cider houses, seltzers, tastemakers, and the evening entertainment. 

July 15 - Foods from Around the World

Unique culinary options with worldwide flair. With this intention, this night will feature 15 celebrity and regional chefs, a dessert company, a coffee company, wineries, distilleries, breweries, cider houses, seltzers, tastemakers, and the following entertainment: Hot Club of Spokane, Spokane Aerial with Carnivale acts, and After Party Erin Parkes

July 16 - Fire & Smoke

If it can be smoked or cooked over a fire, it will be served up. The third and final night of Crave! NW features 14 celebrity and regional chefs, dessert vendors, wineries, distilleries, breweries, cider, seltzer, tastemakers, and the following entertainment: CDA Casino Cultural Tourism Tribal Entertainment, Northwest Breeze live music, and After Party LoGee

Celebrity Chefs 

Crave NW is inviting several nationally recognized celebrity chefs to join the event. They will cook, educate, judge contests, and socialize with attendees. The celebrity chefs are Alvin Cailan, Brian Duffy, Mark Singson, and Mattias Merges. 

Regional Libations and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Available 

Local beer, wine, and cider to be served every night, along with non-alcoholic options. 


Tickets are all-inclusive each night, eat and drink as much as desired. This is a 21+ event.

Local accommodations and lodging

Crave! has partnered with various local hotels for those traveling or who wish to stay within walking distance of the event. 

About Crave NW and the JAKT Foundation

Crave NW is a production of The Eat Good Group, owned and operated by Chef Adam Hegsted and the JAKT Foundation with partners Tom and Karen Stebbins, Hegsted, and others. The mission of the foundation is to uplift regional chefs and restaurateurs. 

Learn more about Crave NW: Homepage | Crave! Northwest (cravenw.com)


Chef Adam Hegsted and a host of other chefs and local restaurant groups are interested and available for interviews for this event. Photos can be provided, and photo shoots and interviews can be arranged.