Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about this event, I will receive two media passes to attend. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Look who’s back… back again! The Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration is returns this year, and is ready to celebrate the tastes of the world while supporting its non-profit mission.
Learn more about Veggie U: “Veggie U is dedicated to increasing children’s awareness of healthy food options, and teaching them how real food reaches their plate. We believe children who are exposed to growing their own food are more likely to include vegetables in their diet. Our national non-profit organization supplies Classroom Gardens and a standards based, five-week science program to elementary and special needs students.” (source: eventbrite.com event page)
This event previously took place on the grounds of The Chef’s Garden. I was lucky attend the 2011 event and was blown away — both as an attendee and local event planner. So many great chefs from around the nation serving so much good food — it was worth the drive to the far far West side!
With Farmer Lee Jones at the 2011 event out at the farm in Milan.
For the event’s grand return, the Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration 2014 will take place on Saturday, July 19 from 7:00PM to 10:30 PM at the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center and Pura Vida spaces in the middle of downtown Cleveland’s Public Square.
Check out this line up of local chefs already confirmed for the July 19th event:
- Matt Mytro from Flour
- Andrew Bower from Market Garden Brewery
- Scott Coffman from Pura Vida
- Jeff Jarrett from AMP 150
- Michael Lyons from The Accessible Gourmet
- Matthew Mathlage from Light Bistro
- Karen Small from The Flying Fig
- Nate Barker from Hodge’s
- Anna Harouvis from Good to Go Café/Anna in the Raw
- Manny Nieves from Grady’s Fine Wines
- John Selick from UH Ahuja Medical Center/Sodexo
- Ky-Wei Wong from the Tri-C Culinary Arts Program
Other local vendors will donate to the evening, including Certified Angus Beef, LaBella Cupcakes, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Storm Mountain Coffee, Rockmill Brewery, Vintners Select, Wine Trends, Town Hall, and Whole Foods. Throw in live entertainment, a silent auction and a wine pull — you’ve got quite the non-profit food and wine event!
Tickets are $150 per person. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit VeggieUFoodandWine2014.Eventbrite.com or call (419) 499-7500 to place an order over the phone.
Want to win tickets to the July 19th event? Veggie U is giving one Facebook fan the opportunity to attend. Click on over to this Facebook page to enter to win two tickets.
Don’t want to Facebook your entry? Email it instead: Send over your first and last name plus email address to email@example.com with the subject line “Veggie U Food & Wine Ticket Contest Entry”. Do it today – you have to enter by July 14th.
Disclosure: In exchange for sharing information about the July 19th event, I will receive two media passes to attend. My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.