James Beard Award Winning Chef Christine Keff Tapped to Design Menus for Argosy Cruises

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James Beard award-winning chef Christine Keff is bringing her culinary creativity to the waters of Puget Sound as Argosy Cruises Chief Culinary Designer.

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“When the opportunity came up to work with Chef Keff we took it,” commented Kevin Clark president/CEO of Argosy Cruises. “Her creative vision is impeccable, and our culinary team is creating amazing Northwest-inspired food, working along side her.”

James Beard award-winning chef Christine Keff is bringing her culinary creativity to the waters of Puget Sound as Argosy Cruises Chief Culinary Designer. Keff has been celebrated throughout the food and wine industry for her use of global spices and local ingredients. Keff will be working directly with Argosy Cruises culinary team as they together create the best floating dining experience in Western Washington.

The Keff-designed seasonal menus reflect flavors and ingredients that are true to the Northwest. The menus incorporate ingredients that are fresh during each season including sustainably harvested food like wild salmon.

“When the opportunity came up to work with Chef Keff we took it,” commented Kevin Clark president/CEO of Argosy Cruises. “Her creative vision is impeccable, and our culinary team is creating amazing Northwest-inspired food, working along side her.”

Keff is a culinary genius who began her career at New York’s famed Four Seasons. Prior to consulting with Argosy Cruises, she most recently owned Flying Fish restaurant. While there, she was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest/Hawaii. She’s also been featured in New York Magazine, CNN’s On the Menu, Food Network’s Dining Around, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Food and Wine.

To make a reservation to try Chef Keff’s new fall menu on the Royal Argosy visit http://www.argosycruises.com or call (206) 623-1445.

About Argosy Cruises:
Argosy Cruises has been operating in the Puget Sound region for more than 60 years and has carried more than eight million people. Family-owned and locally operated since its inception, Argosy offers its guests public tours, private events, and dining cruises. Argosy took over complete operations of Tillicum Village in March 2009. Tillicum Village was founded in 1962 and is the quintessential Northwest experience.

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