San Diego Peeps! Here is an upcoming event that may be of interest. Renowned Chef Ann Cooper will be in town for a weekend and the featured guest for the 1st Annual Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center Fundraiser. There are three exciting events you can attend. The Press Release for the event is below:
International Community Foundation Center
September 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Renegade Lunch Lady,” Chef Ann Cooper, Storms San Diego
Nationally renown chef, author, and children’s nutrition advocate, Chef Ann Cooper, widely known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” will be the featured guest at the 1st Annual Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center Fundraiser, created by San Diego chefs Julie Sayer Darling and Melissa Mayer.
Chef Ann, has been featured on ABC News Nightline, CNBC, CNN, The Martha Stewart Show, and TED, and is committed to “changing the way we feed our children, one lunch at a time.”
This three-day event, with Chef Ann as the featured guest, will take place October 1-3, 2010. All proceeds will benefit the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, which is dedicated to reconnecting students and families to the natural environment through food, community engagement, and education.
There are several exciting opportunities for schoolchildren, their families, and community members to get involved, meet Chef Ann, and help promote children’s nutrition in San Diego. Here is the agenda:
DAY 1, FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010:
Junior League’s Southwest Exchange Conference
Keynote Address by Chef Ann Cooper, “The Renegade Lunch Lady”
6:00-8:00 pm; Fibonacci’s, 10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121
$10 per person and open to the public;
San Diegans will have the opportunity to engage in an inspiring discussion about how to make school lunches healthier for our children both nationally and here in San Diego.
You don’t want to miss a chance to see this dynamic nationally recognized speaker.
DAY 2, SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 2010:
Organic Dinner and Conversation with Chef Ann Cooper.
6:00 -10:00 pm; Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, 2505 N Ave., National
City, CA, 91950
Tickets: $200 per person. Purchase online through Olivewood Gardens. Guests
may also RSVP: 619.336-2253 / [email protected]
80 guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner under the stars with Chef Ann Cooper on the beautiful grounds of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center. Guest San Diego chefs and mixologist, Ron Oliver of The Marine Room, will create a sumptuous, organic champagne reception and 5-course dinner. All organic produce will be donated by Suzie’s Farm. A silent auction with choice items will take place throughout the evening
with all proceeds benefiting Olivewood Gardens.
Chefs include: Amy DiBiase of Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel, Flor Franco of
Indulge Catering, Katie Grebow of Cafe Chloe, Ricardo Heredia of Alchemy, Joe
Manganelli of Cucina Urbana, Melissa Mayer of Suzie’s Farm, pastry chef Sara
Polchynski, Rancho La Puerta, and Chad White of Roseville.
DAY 3, SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010: Garden Picnic
11:00 am- 3:00 pm; Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, 2505 N Ave.,
National City, CA, 91950
Tickets: Adults, $50, kids 12 and under, $10. Purchase online through Olivewood
Gardens. Guests may also RSVP: 619.336-2253 / [email protected]
Families will enjoy fun, farming, and food at the Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center! Guests will tour edible gardens, learn about gardening and nutrition with hands- on activities, and eat freshly prepared local foods cooked by top San Diego chefs and food writers. And don’t forget your bathing suits and flip-flops! The pool will be open with a lifeguard on duty.
A national television show will be filming the events that day too. Come and see who it is!
Chefs include: Amy DiBiase of Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel, Ricardo Heredia of Alchemy, Kristen Conairis of Wicked Goodies, MIHO Gastrotruck, pastry chef Sara Polchynski, Rancho La Puerta, personal chef, Diane Stopford, and Chad White of Roseville.
Food writers include: Caron Golden and Susan Russo
Information and press release provided by Food Blogga.