SALT LAKE CITY (August, 2014) – In the name of good taste and to support Slow Food Utah’s Micro-grant Fund, some of Utah's most talented chefs will transform the bounty of Utah's local food producers and artisans into an extraordinary evening of delicious food and conviviality to raise funds for Slow Food Utah's wide range of programs. The 10th Annual Feast of Five Senses will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Memorial House in Memory Grove in Salt Lake. The evening will begin with appetizers, mingling and silent auction at 5 p.m., and will commence with dinner and chef presentations.
"This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Slow Food, a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. This is also the 10th anniversary of Slow Food Utah’s Feast of Five Senses," said Gwen Crist, President of Slow Food Utah. "This event was created to raise funds for our micro-grant program, helping to support local farmers and food artisans who are working hard to preserve and sustain our community’s food resources. The theme for this year is “Heirloom: Celebrating our Food Heritage,” and will highlight ingredients and dishes that are part of our collective food heritage, our heirlooms from the past and for the future."
Some of the chefs in the 2014 roster are:
Nathan Powers of Bambara
Jen Gilroy of Meditrina
Frederick Perez of Del Mar al Lago
Kali Matson of Caffe Niche
Wendy Robinson of Liberty Heights Fresh
Amber Billingsley Angelilli of Vinto
Emily Glassman of Em's
Adam Kreisel of Chaia Cucina
Cheese Professionals of Caputo’s Market and Deli
Courtney McDowell of Finca
Francis Fecteau of Libation LLC will be pairing a wine with each course
Uinta Brewing will be providing beer pairings
Tickets will be available online August 21 at www.slowfoodutah.org or by mail to Slow Food Utah, PO Box 581213, SLC, UT 84158-1213. Cost for members to attend is $100 per person, with a $25 optional wine pairing, and $125 per person and $25 optional wine pairing for non-members. Seating is limited so early reservations are highly recommended. For membership info: http://www.slowfoodusa.org/what-you-can-do. There is a member discount for all Slow Food Utah events throughout the year.
This annual fundraiser allows Slow Food Utah to offer a wide range of programs and to fund their micro-grant program in order to fill gaps that they see in traditional funding sources for food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators and educators. In past years, Slow Food Utah has funded schoolyard and community gardens, Utahns Against Hunger’s Real Food Rising program and has helped small farmers build greenhouses and barns, purchase a tractor, and expand their livestock operations.
About Slow Food Utah
Slow Food Utah is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing everyone to the table to celebrate the pleasures of good, clean, fair food. They are engaged in food education such as Slow Food in Schools. They link producers and consumers, foster community, support eating local foods and support local farmers. The website, slowfoodutah.org, provides a variety of information and resources applicable to the Slow Food Movement, both in Utah and around the world. Slow Food Utah is an all-volunteer run organization.
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