Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Veggie U's Food & Wine Celebration

One of the things that I am looking forward to most this summer is Veggie U's 9th Annual Food & Wine Celebration coming up on Saturday, July 16th to benefit their children's education program.

Located in Milan, Ohio, Veggie U has been reaching out to teachers and students across the country to educate them on the connection between the food they eat and their health. With a sharp increase in childhood obesity and diabetes, it's their goal to place their hands-on, exciting curriculum into the 93,000 fourth grade classrooms across the country. You can learn more about their program here.

You may remember from the patio party at Washington Place Bistro that Farmer Lee Jones was in attendance, and generously offered a complimentary ticket to each of the media representatives present. But, I promise you, that this does not affect my opinion of their Food & Wine Celebration and my desire to promote it. This is seriously one FANTASTIC event that speaks for itself.

Nationally acclaimed chefs will be cooking up tastings on the grounds of The Culinary Vegetable Institute. For a full list, check out the website linked above, but here are a few headliners: Aaron Sanchez, Lee Ann Wong, Steve Ells, Govind Armstrong, and Ruth Reichl. Also, local chefs such as Jonathon Sawyer, Demetrios Atheneos, Brandt Evans, Rachel Spieth, and Jeff Jarrett are just a few on the long list of talented chefs. This promises to be an event packed full of delicious food, wine, auctions and raffles, cooking demos, artisan food vendors, and more.

Tickets are $145 and on sale now. This is one event that I think is certainly worth the price tag. I have been dreaming of attending this event since I moved to Cleveland. Thank you again to Farmer Lee Jones and his crew for providing me with the opportunity to do so, and I hope to see you there with me! This is a truly special event for a very worthy cause.


CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

So excited for this event! It's going to be amazing!

Dine O Mite! said...

It truly is a fantastic evening. The folks out at Culinary Vegetable Institute really put a lot effort into this annual shindig.

The interesting part to this event, in particular, is seeing how the different chefs utilize the unique offerings of The Chef's Garden. A very fun night, indeed.