Green Cuisine is on hiatus.

Join us again in 2017!


Greetings Friends of Green Cuisine!

After 10 years of hosting Michigan’s first ever zero- waste event, serving an average of 1,000 guests each year and showcasing the best in northwest Michigan artisanal food and beverage, we think it’s time for a break!

 A 10-year successful event is a significant milestone.  As with any milestone, there comes a time to re-think, reflect, and perhaps . . . make some changes. A tweak here, a twist there. The good news is that Food For Thought is in the process or refurbishing an old elementary school to become on our new home in early 2018. Stay tuned as we hope to bring Green Cuisine back at the new location!

We promise to put this time off to good use while we look forward to the next event.

We will be sending out questionnaires and gathering information from those who have participated in years past as we look to put together feedback on what you would like to see in future Green Cuisine events. That information will help us as we formulate plans for the future. Should you receive a questionnaire or a phone call, we would REALLY appreciate your honest feedback. We are grateful for your past participation in Green Cuisine. The event would not be possible without the support and efforts of all of you – participants, suppliers, underwriters, staff and everyone else that makes an event like this a success. Thank you.

Our best wishes for a great 2016!

Timothy and Kathy Young

Food for Thought




Cherry Capital Foods

Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa
Michigan Land Use Institute
Honor Bank
Minervini Group
Interlochen Public Radio
Northern Michigan Express
American Waste

Bottle Crew


Wings of Wonder
Carter’s Compost
Cedar Sol Hydro Farm
Leelanau Backyard Harvest – Jason Hill


Cile Plumstead, Dan Shoup
Horse Taxi: Black Horse Farm
Parking: Moonshadow Farm (Robb Bollenberg & Jeanne Strathman)


La Becasse/Bistro FouFou
Higher Grounds Trading Co.
Chateau Chantal
Black Star Farms
Short’s Brewery
Light of Day Organics
L. Mawby Vineyard
Stone House Bread
Left Foot Charley
Just Good Chocolate
The Redheads
Mission Table
Brengman Brothers Winery
Honor Family Market
Right Brain Brewery
45 North Winery
Crow’s Hard Cider
Stormcloud Brewery
Brewery Terra Firma
Crystal Mountain Resort
Grand Traverse Culinary Oils
Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate
Jolly Pumpkin/North Peak

9 Bean Rows

Hearth & Vine