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kitsap food advisory council

Established in 2019, the Kitsap Food Advisory Council (KFAC) is a partnership between voluntary industry and public representatives, as well as food safety inspectors from the Kitsap Public Health District.  KFAC’s mission is to promote food safety in Kitsap County through:

  • Improved relations between the Health District, food service industry, and the public.
  • Policy and procedures review, evaluation, and development.
  • Development of educational materials.
  • Advisement to the Health District on food service industry issues affecting public health.
  • Input on fee schedules.
  • Discussion of current or emerging food safety concerns.


KFAC members are dedicated stakeholders of the public and the food service industry. The Council strives to include members from a variety of backgrounds to represent the community.

Member Organization Representing
Chris Benson Central Kitsap Food Bank Donated Food Distributing Organizations
Monica Downen Monica's Waterfront Bakery & Cafe Limited Service Restaurant & Temporary Events
Diane Fish Kitsap Conservation District Agriculture (Public Interest)
Paisley Gallagher WSU Extension WSU Extension (Public Interest)
Brendan McGill Hitchcock Food Group Full-Service Restaurants
Joe Novick Kona Ice of Olalla Food Trucks
Gina Omalanz Essence of the Thymes Caterers
Justin Shin Gogiro Korean BBQ & Shabu Full-Service Restaurants
Sara Steinmetz BV Espresso Espresso Stands
Julia Zander Kitsap Fresh Food Cooperative (Grocery)

We are continuously accepting applications! If you are interested in joining KFAC, please complete the on-line membership application. You may also print and mail a hard copy of the application.


Anyone may submit a food safety-related issue or topic to the Council for their consideration.  KFAC will review and discuss submitted items that are within the scope of KFAC.  Examples of topics that may be brought to KFAC are:

If you’d like to submit an issue, concern, or recommendation to KFAC, complete the online submission form.  Submissions must be received at least 14 days prior to the next scheduled meeting.  Please note that complaints about specific food establishments or inspectors will not be reviewed by the Council and will be addressed separately.


KFAC now meets three times per year in January, May, and October.  The meetings are open to the public.  Contact Dayna Katula at 360-728-2301 or for meeting details if you wish to attend.  A copy of the Council’s bylaws can be accessed here.

Meeting Date Time Meeting Materials
May 6, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
January 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
October 2, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
May 1, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
January 9, 2023 MEETING CANCELLED  
October 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
May 2, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
January 3, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes
October 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Agenda, Minutes


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