Kurt Beecher Dammeier

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A fourth generation Puget Sound native, Kurt Beecher Dammeier joined the food community in 1999 by forming Sugar Mountain, a family of food businesses including Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle and New York City and South Lake Union steakhouse The Butcher's Table. 


In 2006, Kurt launched The Beecher's Foundation, funded by the ongoing donation of 1% of all sales from Sugar Mountain companies. The Foundation operates an adult food ed program, Sound Food Uprising, and the Pure Food Kids Workshop, which over the past decade has empowered more than 100,000 4th and 5th grade students in the Puget Sound area and New York City to make healthy food choices for life.