One of the best food events in Baltimore is almost here, the American Institute of Wine and Food will be hosting for the 5th year Farm to Chef on Monday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. at the American Visionary Art Museum.
What makes it so special? It is about partnerships with chefs and local farmers who create, who on a day-to-day basis proffer the freshest culinary creations for their clientele. Farm to Chef is a special evening when a chef, a farmer put one locally grown or raised item center of the plate for you. There are 30 chefs innovating with the local farmers, vying for your vote. Local celebrity judges have the coveted task of tasting all of the chefs’ dishes and choosing the tastiest and most creative dishes in three categories: sweet, savory and vegetarian. A People’s Choice award will be based on the guests’ votes.
In addition to the chefs’ creations, top mixologists from The Baltimore Bartenders Guild will serve innovative and unique libations using premium quality spirits from regional distilleries. Brendan Dorr, President of The Baltimore Bartenders Guild said, “The Baltimore Bartenders' Guild is excited to be part of the AIWF's Farm to Chef Event.” The bartenders of the BBG, like the chefs, will be using the freshest produce from the best local farms to create seasonally, exciting cocktails.
The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) Baltimore/MD Chapter, whose mission is to advance the understanding, appreciation and quality of what you eat and drink, is proud to present this one-of-a-kind event, designed to highlight the local talents of Maryland’s chefs and the bounty of our local farms. “Farm to Chef” benefits Days of Taste®, a discovery-based program that brings together farmers, chefs and community volunteers - to introduce elementary school children to the basic elements of taste and to teach them how their food travels from farm to table. When monitoring one of the Days of Taste classes in the classroom, the chef asked, “Do you know where corn comes from?” One student raised their hand and waved it fervently, responding “a can.”
The evening will also include an amazing food-lovers raffle that includes culinary classes, wine dinners and a YEAR OF DINING –where 12 of the best restaurants in town each offer a $100 gift certificate! And not only do guests get to enjoy the tastiest event in town, they will go home with a special Hometown Swag Sack filled with local goodies.
Date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014
Location: American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD
Cost: Advance Ticket Sales - $95. Day of Event - $120***Purchase Tickets: www.FarmtoChefMD.com