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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards


May 23,  2018

For Immediate Release 


Mina Kwansa

Jefferson County Environmental Public Health

(360) 379-4496

Jefferson County Food Safety Awards

23 Jefferson County Food Establishments Demonstrate Commitment to Achieving the Highest Food Safety Standards in 2017


Left to Right: Adam Burns, Robert Gray, Pippa Mills, Stacey Larsen

Port Townsend – The 2017 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the May 17, 2018 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 23 restaurants, full-service food establishments, and their proprietors for demonstrating the highest standards of safe food handling during the past year.

The 23 restaurants and proprietors listed below worked hard in 2017 to maintain excellent food safety standards. Most of the recognized establishments work with complex menus, which adds to food safety challenges. Jefferson County Public Health and the Board of Health recognized them for their dedication to preventing illness, and encouraged the entire food industry to strive for the same honor.

Criteria for the award were developed by the JCPH Food Safety Roundtable and Jefferson County Food Safety Staff and are based on food safety inspections conducted in the areas of personal hygiene, food temperature safety, and prevention from contamination. All food workers must hold a current Washington State Food Worker Card.

Please view Jefferson County Public Health’s website for your favorite restaurants and their scores at

2017 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners: 

Belmont Catering, Brinnon School District, Brinnon Senior Supper Club, Chimacum Primary School, Chimacum Elementary School, Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum High School, Discovery View Retirement Association, Elevated Ice Cream, Ferino’s Pizzeria, Grant Street School, In Season Catering, Lanza’s, Pippa’s Real Tea, Port Townsend High School, Port Townsend Senior Nutrition, Quilcene School Cafeteria, QFC#106 Grocery - Port Townsend, QFC # 870 Grocery - Port Hadlock, Tri-Area Community Center Senior Nutrition / Meal, The Galley, and Timberhouse Restaurant.


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