Northwest Wine & Food Society, formerly known as Wine & Food Society of Clark County, is pleased to announce the first award in its Restaurant Reboot program. The $2,000 grant was awarded to Bonnie Brasure of Bleu Door Bakery and is given for the support of reopening and ongoing expenses.
The Restaurant Reboot Program was created by Northwest Wine & Food Society in response to the challenges faced by the food and beverage industry through the Covid-19 crisis. The aim of the program is to provide support to local, community-loved restaurants for reopening and ongoing expenses.
The original $10,000 grant was to be distributed into five $2,000 allotments. NW&FS has since raised an additional $5,000 toward additional grants. Tax deductible donations can be made at NW&FS. Future grants will be determined by community vote.
Bonnie Brasure established Bleu Door Bakery in 2011. Since then Bleu Door Bakery has won multiple awards including Vancouver Business Journal’s Best in Business Award for five consecutive years. Bleu Door Bakery offers artisan sandwiches served on fresh house-baked bread as well as diverse breakfast options. Currently, Bleu Door Bakery is serving through their Express Window Tuesday through Saturday.
Since 2015, NW&FS has provided over $100,000 in support for local restaurants and for education opportunities across programs in the culinary arts, hospitality, viticulture, and the fermentation sciences.
Photo courtesy of Brianna Ooms