The food and beverage program at Climate Pledge Arena will inspire guests and create long-lasting memories, just as Seattle food has done for its residents and visitors for decades. The Climate Collective will build upon cherished relationships with our Pacific Northwest neighbors, fishmongers, butchers and farmers to come together and build carefully curated menus that strip away the perception of traditional arena fare. At the Climate Collective, we believe food should be genuine, delicious, innovative and invites all of our guests to a seat at the table under our roof.
EXECUTIVE CHEF MOLLY DE MERS
“Our culinary team is focused on creating a quintessentially Pacific Northwest culinary experience that’s sure to leave guests feeling a strong sense of hometown pride.”
De Mers, who studied molecular gastronomy and earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts’ Scottsdale campus, comes to Climate Pledge Arena after three years as executive chef at Seattle Aquarium. While in that role, her focus on sustainability helped the property become Leadership Status-certified through the James Beard Foundation.
De Mers launched her culinary career in Las Vegas in 2006 and has since held executive sous chef or executive chef roles at high-volume destinations such as the San Diego Convention Center and Denver Convention Center. Among other professional accolades, in 2016 she earned the prestigious San Diego County YWCA “Tribute to Women & Industry” award, which honors women who have made significant contributions to industry in managerial, executive, supervisory and/or professional roles.
Chef Molly De Mers will serve as the Executive Chef for Delaware North at Climate Pledge Arena.
Local Restaurant Partners
The Climate Collective will build upon cherished relationships with our Pacific Northwest neighbors, fishmongers, butchers and farmers to come together and build carefully curated menus that strip away the perception of traditional arena fare. Our local restaurant partners are Ballard Pizza Co., Din Tai Fung, Metropolitan Grill, Elliott’s Oyster House, Lil Woody’s, Just Poké, and many more to come.
Our Food & Beverage Commitments
Working with our partners at Delaware North, we are committed to providing a program that surpasses the culinary experience typically found in an arena.
Focusing on innovation and technology, local flavors, and sustainable sources, we are committed to:
- 75% of food ingredients sourced within a 300-mile radius
- House wines from Washington (and Oregon)
- Craft beer sourced from Washington (and Oregon)
- Produce is certified USDA Organic where applicable
- 100% eggs from cage-free hens
- Seafood meets Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Watch rating
- Antibiotic- and hormone-free proteins where applicable
- Grass-fed beef where applicable
- Plant-based proteins include vegan and vegetarian offerings
- Coffee is Rainforest Alliance or Fair-Trade certified
- Heart-healthy oils
- No trans fats or high-fructose corn syrup where applicable