Next Austin speaker
(Photo by GRAEME MITCHELL)
Sonya Coté is a chef, restaurateur and co-founder of Austin’s Homegrown Revival. Marie Clairemagazine named her a “Woman on Top,” and she’s been referred to as one of the “Top 10 Badass Women in America.”Her devotion to local farmers and the farm-to-table movement has come to fruition with her signature restaurant Eden East at Springdale Farm on the east side of Austin. Offering an eight-course tasting menu, this reservations-only weekend dinner and brunch seating puts guests at the center of the farm where the food is sourced, using ingredients that were “harvested just hours before hitting the plate.”
Sonya is also executive chef at Hillside Farmacy and was founding chef for East Side Show Room. In her early career, she used her love of illustration to get her start at Whole Foods Market, ultimately leading to a career as a chef.
This month’s event will be held at Sonya’s new space, Eden East. This beautiful outdoor location is located on Springdale Farm. Be prepared to park on nearby streets and be outside for the duration of the event. A rain location will be communicated, if necessary, by email the day before the event.
Breakfast will be created by Eden East’s sous chef, John Smith, who has worked for the last six years to create locally sourced dining experiences here in Austin. This locally sourced breakfast with locally roasted, fair-trade coffee will be first come, first served. Please plan on arriving early to enjoy this one-of-a-kind breakfast.
Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee and not working on Friday mornings.
CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a 20-minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 7:45am with the topic presentation starting at 8:30am and everyone taking off for work at 9:30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!
On May 17, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Gerren Lamson, a multi-discipline designer, illustrator and typographer, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types. gerrenlamson.com
See photos of the event here: flickr.com/photos/creativemorningsatx/sets/72157633547802898/
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June’s Global Theme is “Food”
On April 5, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Austin Kleon, a writer who draws, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types. austinkleon.com
Host Frank Restaurant hotdogscoldbeer.com
Sponsors: Volusion volusion.com and Real HQ realhq.com
Filmed and edited: The Delivery Men the-delivery-men.com
Music used with permission from The Music Bed themusicbed.com
May’s Global Theme is “Backwards”
During March we celebrated “Reuse” at CreativeMornings events around the world. Now for May, we’re excited to announce our next theme: “Backwards.” Our past Chicago host Mig Reyes selected the theme and the talented Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious provided a photo for our monthly illustration.
A few speakers from our 50 participating cities include Pam Goldsmith-Jones (Vancouver), Mira Kaddoura (Portland), and Seth Godin (New York).
To find a May event near you, keep your eye on creativemornings.com, or follow your local chapter on Twitter. As always, free tickets are available starting the Monday before the talk.
We’ll see you in the morning!
Join CreativeMornings/Austin on May 17th for our “Backwards” speaker, Gerren Lamson—local designer, illustrator, typographer and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Market.
Tickets go live here on Monday, May 13th at 11AM sharp.
See you there!
The photos are up from the inaugural CreativeMornings/Austin event!