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Community Celebration | Wed, May 22


This is how you do Seattle. Mudhoney and Deep Sea Diver, two acclaimed Seattle bands and riveting live acts, take the stage of the historic Paramount Theatre. James Beard Award-winning Chef Tom Douglas serves up the tasty eats. The best local microbreweries pour some cold refreshments. And our friend and DJ Darek Mazzone from KEXP keeps the dance floor hopping.

Listen to Mudhoney & Deep Sea Diver – the Community Celebration Bands


Mudhoney is an alternative rock band. Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1988 following the demise of Green River, Mudhoney’s members are singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Arm, lead guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison and drummer Dan Peters.

Band website

Deep Sea Diver

Founded by Jessica Dobson, Deep Sea Diver is a Indie Rock band consisting of herself on guitar, John Raines on bass and Peter Mansen on drums; The band’s full-length debut album, History Speaks, was self-released in February 2012. Their breakthrough 2016 album, Secrets, featured Shins frontman on backing vocals.

Band website


Welcome Reception – Monday 20

Get ready for the week ahead with a cocktail, music, and networking with the Chef community and partners.


Happy Hour – Tuesday 21

Get a taste of Seattle with local Seattle microbrews, espresso and treats. Wind down from the first day of the show and grab a drink before the evening activities.


Game Night – Tuesday 21

A ChefConf tradition. Join your fellow enthusiasts in the Chef community for a mix of tabletop, role-playing, board, and other games. A wide range of games will be provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring their favorites as well.

Hack Day – Thursday 23

Roll up your sleeves and write code with the key contributors of Chef, InSpec, and Habitat. No matter if you’re a guru or getting started with Chef, you can write code, learn, and help move the Chef community forward.

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Located in the middle of everything Seattle

ChefConf’s HQ in Seattle at the Hyatt Regency is an ideal base of operations to explore the cool and creative sights of Seattle. Walk a few blocks to the Pike Place market to see the fish fly. Stroll to Seattle Center to check out the Space Needle or MoPop museum (don’t miss the Jimi Hendrix exhibit). Or head up Capital Hill and grab a craft cocktail or small batch espresso at one of the hundreds of unique establishments only found in Seattle. Need a tip? Just ask any Chef employee. Seattle is our home and we love to share our favorite secret recommendations.

Community Social Events:

Community Celebration

Hack Day

Welcome reception

Happy hour

Game night

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