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No Passport

Event Details

Tuesday, February 11 2020


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seattle Opera, 363 Mercer St. Seattle, WA 98109


Join KCTS 9 and celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson at the Seattle Opera for an evening celebrating food, culture and Seattle's Filipino community. The chefs and restauranteurs showcased in the new Seattle episode of Chef Samuelsson’s PBS series, No Passport Required, will join him in a conversation about their love of food, the vibrant Filipino food culture in Seattle, and the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions in the U.S.

In addition to the round table discussion, we will also be hosting a Filipino Night Market featuring tastings from many of the same chefs and restaurants profiled in the show. Tickets to this portion of the evening are $25 and available for purchase; quantities are limited.

The new season of No Passport Required, featuring Seattle’s Filipino community, kicks off on December 13 at 9 p.m. on KCTS 9. Learn more about the show and stream past episodes now on


Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Night Market - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (separate ticket required)

Program - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM



General Admission - Free with RSVP

Night Market Admission - (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT) $25, includes access to the on-stage discussion and the Filipino Night Market taking place from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the KCTS 9 studios, next door to the opera. This event includes tastings from several of the restaurants profiled in the show along with other local Filipino businesses and a cooking demo featuring Marcus Samuelsson with Aaron Verzosa and Amber Manuguid of Archipelago.



Leila Rosas, Chef/Owner, Oriental Mart

Melissa Miranda, Chef/Owner, Musang

Greg Rosas, (Former) Owner, Ludi's Diner

Dorothy Cordova, Executive Director, Filipino American National Historical Society

Geo Quibuyen, Rapper, Co-Owner, Hood Famous Bake Shop & Hood Famous Cafe + Bar

Chera Amlag, Chef/Co-Owner, Hood Famous Bake Shop & Hood Famous Cafe + Bar

Michelle Valko, Chef/Co-Owner, Knee High Stocking Co.

Pamela Miller, Chef/Co-Owner, Knee High Stocking Co.

Sara Porkalob, Playwright

Aaron Verzosa, Chef/Co-Owner, Archipelago

Amber Manuguid, Designer/Co-Owner, Archipelago

Brian Madayag, Chef/Owner, Barkada Edmonds

Domingo Ramos, Chef, (formerly of East Trading Co.)

University of Washington Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe

Gabe Guarente, Editor, Eater Seattle


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About No Passport Required

Hosted by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED is a new six-part PBS/Eater series that takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the U.S. to explore and celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of immigrant traditions and cuisine woven into American food and culture. Each week Marcus — an immigrant himself — visits a new city to discover the dynamic and creative ways a particular community has made its mark. A vibrant portrait of America today, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED features musicians, poets, chefs, business owners, artists, community leaders and home cooks who have enhanced the nation’s culture and cuisine.

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