Food | Wine,
My City Kitchen 2nd AnnualCulinary Extravaganza Fundraiser"Plant a Seed"
to BenefitChildren's Health & Wellness through Healthy CookingSaturday April 6th, 2013 6:00 - 9:00pmExecutive Inn & Conference Center Ballroom
900 E. Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450
My City Kitchen ph: 203-630-2870
Press Release Keynote Speaker: Tim Cipriano
Chef Timothy Cipriano is Director of Food Services for the Guilford Public Schools. One of Chef Tim's most valuable achievements to date has been introducing more local produce into the school meals program and working to educate Connecticut students about fresh, healthy and great tasting food choices; this effort led for him to receive the moniker, "Local Food Dude".
Chef Tim is Connecticut’s favorite No Kid Hungry Chef and is Chair of Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation New Haven, an event to raise money to end childhood hunger held every spring in New Haven. Chef was named One of the 50 most influential people in Greater New Haven by New Haven Living Magazine in December 2012; was one of the featured chefs on Food Network’s show CHOPPED in November 2012 and in 2011, Chef Tim was named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for his part in creating the “Chefs Move to Schools” program. Chefs Move to Schools asks chefs from around the country to adopt schools in their communities to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to help educate kids about food and nutrition. More on Chef Tim
Co-Keynote Speaker: Chef Cheryl BarbaraChef Cheryl Barbara has been a “lunch lady” for the New Haven Public School Systems for over a decade. In late 2011, she became a Chef known throughout the nation as the winner of the Class Acts competition on CHOPPED. While show focused on the quality of food, they also touched on Barbara’s backpack program in which she fills backpacks with food to make sure kids don’t go hungry on weekends.More on Chef Barbara
Master of Ceremonies: Jocelyn Maminta, Host of WTNH CT Style Ch 8 NewsOver her distinguished 20-year broadcast career, Emmy Award-nominated medical reporter and co-host of News 8’s “Connecticut Style” Jocelyn Maminta has anchored and reported for television stations in North Carolina, New York, Milwaukee, Texas, and Connecticut. A political science graduate of the University of Missouri, Maminta works tirelessly for many nonprofits across the state. She serves on the boards of Friends of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and is a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven. She is co-founder of Caroline’s Room, a safe haven for families coping with the challenges and uncertainties surrounding the birth of a premature baby. There are Caroline’s Rooms in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Texas, and Virginia.She is also the Founder and CEO of Frangi Pangi a hosiery company designed for women of every color. For more information about Jocelyn click here: http://www.myfrangipangi.com/aboutus.html
A CELEBRITY GUEST CHEFS APPEARANCE BY??
MCK Culinary Extravaganza - CELEBRITY GUEST CHEFS combined has been featured on:
- Good Morning America with Al Rocker
- Food Network Throw-down with Bobby Flay
- The Cooking Channel with Bobby Deen "Not my Mama's Meal"
- Eyewitness News 7
- Neighborhood Eats
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's
- News 12; and countless other media outlets.- This award-winning journalist and chef work has appeared in Saveur, O, National Geographic Traveler, and more.Think you know who they are????? YOU'LL HAVE TO ATTEND TO FIND OUT!!!!
Special Guest Miss Connecticut 2012We are very happy to announce Miss Connecticut 2012 – Ms. Emily Audibert will be our Special Guest at our upcoming Culinary Extravaganza “Plant a Seed” Fundraiser.Emily’s personal platform is “Let’s Move!”, an initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama to help bring attention to the fight against childhood Obesity. Emily Feels strongly that the position of Miss Connecticut is to help and support others.We are very happy Emily is partnering with us to bring awareness to our cause..
Fantastic Live and Silent Auction Items, Great food and Wine!!!
Live Auction Prize:Hidden Valley Inn & Resort Belize Hidden Valley Inn is an intimate luxury resort set inside a vast private reserve. Here, both nature and its visitors find sanctuary in the perfect habitat, a land where serenity, beauty and adventure harmonize.Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of the Cayo District of Belize, The Inn and its twelve cottages are appointed with comforts and amenities that indulge our guests in plush hospitality. Comfortable lounges with stone hearths, mahogany bar room, pool terrace and flourishing gardens create an atmosphere that accommodates our guests' sense of adventure as well as their comfort and leisure. More than a vacation, Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve is an experience.
Live Auction Prize:The Club Barbados Resort & SpaThe Club Barbados Resort & Spa is your Adults-Only All-Inclusive Caribbean Escape. Relax and enjoy amenities and activities designed to leave you refreshed, reconnected, and far removed from everyday life. From Caribbean Sea views to delicious dining and spa treatments, The Club offers value, charm, and a terrific location on Barbados' West Coast. Their All-Inclusive program includes three meals and afternoon tea daily, and unlimited beverages by the glass, plus water sports and leisure facilities.Enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean Islands
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