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Friends of Food Invite You

October 16, 2012

The Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia® is a grassroots organization concerned with preserving the small farm, the environment, and a more traditional way of life here in West Virginia and throughout Appalachia. We believe in sustaining the small farm, the rural community, and the planet through earth-friendly agricultural practices and a buy-local emphasis.

The FARM2U Collaborative is dedicated to enhancing the culinary, cultural heritage and agri-tourism industries in West Virginia and the Appalachian Region. The website, the Cast Iron Cook-Off, the regional Country Roads Cook-Offs and various educational programs are initiatives of the FARM2U Collaborative dedicated to advancing the mission

In order to provide its outreach programs, there are several major fundraisers during the year. The  second annual Friends of Food‘s Festival of Food dinner will be held at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston on Monday, October 29, celebrating the culinary heritage of West Virginia.  Five excellent Executive Chefs from around the state will team up for a wine-paired, five course dinner.

The schedule and featured Chefs include:

  • Reception – 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Chef Tim Urbanic, Café Cimino –  Mediterranean Shrimp Appetizer
  • Chef Oscar Aguilar, DiOGi’s – Soup
  • Chef Nick McCormick, Berry Hills Country Club –  Entrée – Filet of Beef or Veal
  • Culinary Institute at Mountwest College – Assorted Desserts
  • Chef Dale Hawkins, Fish Hawk Acres –  Antipasto Salad Smorgasboard, featuring gourmet cheeses from Green Glades Creamery.

The Friends of Food is open to the public, but seating is limited to 100. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available from Loren Smith at Berry Hills Country Club [(304) 744-1393] , or from Jack Cipoletti  [(304) 346-3351 and]. Ticket prices are $75 per person, $135 per couple, or $500 for a VIP table of eight. Checks should be made out to “Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia.”

Directions to the Berry Hills Country Club can be found here.

“The FARM2U Collaborative……helping good things grow in West Virginia.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2012 1:09 pm

    Wow! Sounds like a great event ~ Wish we could be there!

  2. October 16, 2012 1:29 pm

    Let Allen know you would like to be REALLY involved next year!!!

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