The Food Less Traveled
Thursday, November 11, 2010
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join neighbors and friends at this unique adult
food-themed event where area Chefs compete to prepare
dishes using the least “food miles” and guests vote on
their favorite local tastes. Enjoy delicious,
locally-sourced food, cash bar and an opportunity to
taste, mingle and cast your vote for participating
restaurants such as American Flatbread, Cosmic Bakery &
Cafe, The Farm House Tap & Grill, Skinny Pancake, The
Spot, and Sugarsnap! Recipes will be judged by
participants based on low food miles, taste and
presentation. Cheryl Herrick, food blogger for
crankycakes.com, will MC the event by conducting
interviews with chefs, revealing the food miles for each
event and raising awareness about local food sources and
choices. WPTZ's Tom Messner will broadcast live from
ECHO during the event!
$10 for ECHO members and $12 for non-members.
Reservations/Tickets call 802.864.1848, ext. 100
Agenda for the evening:
|5 - 6:30 p.m.
||Set up for chefs
|6:30 - 7 p.m.
||Guests mingle, taste and vote
|7 - 7:30 p.m.
||Roving interviews with chefs
||Call to cast final votes
|7:30 - 8 p.m.
||Total food miles revealed for each dish
On Thursday, November 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m., ECHO guests will be invited to taste a delightful
array of foods created by professional chefs from
several area restaurants as well as from local “amateur”
chefs. The challenge to each chef is to create a food
dish that uses ingredients that have traveled the least
distance, called “food miles”.
“We wanted to create an event that will educate
people about the value of making local food choices in
terms of energy savings, economic vitality (by keeping
it local) and the quality of the food consumed in
freshness and taste. All of the restaurants we
approached are eager to do this”, according to Molly
Loomis, ECHO’s Director of Education. “Also, this event
allows us to create a fun, social environment where
adults can mingle and learn, which is all a part of our
new life-long learning initiative”.
Tickets, which are available in advance by calling
ECHO at 802.864.1848, ext. 100, are $12.00 ($10.00 for
ECHO Members) with 50% of each ticket sold going to the
Vermont Foodbank and the balance to ECHO’s educational
programming. “This is a wonderful way for our
organization to receive much needed funds in advance of
the holidays”, said John Sayles, Chief Executive Officer
of the Vermont Foodbank. “Our organization supports more
than 280 food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior
centers and after school programs throughout Vermont and
collectively we help feed as many as 86,000 Vermonters.
We are coming into a critical season of need for many of
our clients and we are so very grateful to ECHO and to
the participating chefs for their generosity”, adds Mr.
This event is made possible by the promotional
support and generosity of the following partners:
Sugarsnap, The Farm House Tap and Grill, American
Flatbread, Cosmic Bakery and Café, The Skinny Pancake
and The Spot.
Vermont Foodbank, Vermont Fresh Network, NOFA-VT
With Support From: