Food Revolution Day 2014

April 18, 2014 • Friends of Mediterranean Baby

Mediterraneanbaby supports Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club

I wanted to introduce this fantastic program the great people at Bar Marco connected me with- The 2nd Annual Food Revolution Day Pittsburgh is happening on May 16 at Obama Academy for International Studies.

Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.

Mediterraneanbaby supports Global Shapers Community PittsburghThe 2nd annual 2014 Food Revolution Day Pittsburgh will include integrative activities, food booths and theme-based exhibits. We anticipate the event being one of the largest Food Revolution Day events globally with attendance of over 5,000. Thanks to Mediterraneanbaby supports Bar Marcopartnership with the Pittsburgh Global Shapers the event will recognize and invigorate cross-sector efforts dedicated to sustaining food-focused community development. Beyond the one-day event, our goal is to raise $250,000.00 to advance the Cooking Club’s programming in the Pittsburgh region. They are also raising money to buy a Food Truck for the students to run! Such a great idea for learning about food, cooking and responsibility!!! To help support this program and or event visit their donor site> HERE.

Food Revolution Day 201320 Chefs from the City’s Top Restaurants

Pittsburgh celebrity chefs join with students from the Obama Academy to prepare a reinvented school lunch menu at no cost to friends, family and event attendees.

Chefs from the city’s top restaurants will be making a reinvented school lunch menu. Everyone eats for free! Restaurant and chef partners include Bar Marco, Superior Motors, Salt of the Earth, BRGR, Fukuda, Soba, Root 174, Avenue B, Pittsburgh Community Kitchens, PGH Taco Truck, and Giant Eagle Market District.

60+ Interactive Exhibitors will join Food Revolution Day celebrating two things:

Access to good food and The great Ideas that result when we are eating well.

Nonprofits, local businesses, food advocacy organizations, and universities will all be in the house, putting together interactive exhibits that engage the crowd from little tikes to the young at heart. Exhibits are based around six key themes: Food sourcing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Energy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Mathematics), Access to Higher Education and Public Health.

What is Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club doing currently?

Food Revolution Pittsburgh educates both inside and outside the classroom.

mediterraneanbaby supports Food Revolution Day Poster 2014COOKING CLUB: What is a cooking club? Every week, students work with a local chef in an integrated and experiential learning model. Students learn a new recipe along with the philosophy behind the dish and ingredients as while gaining familiarity with skills ranging from basic knife skills to fine dining plating.

OUTREACH: Partnerships with community organizations provide educational cooking demonstrations and resources for children and families related to dining and living well.

FOOD TRUCK: We are developing a self-sustainable, transferable model of the cooking for potential expansion into other Pittsburgh Public schools by purchasing a food truck, to be run by our student chefs.

Local chefs and restaurants who are and have participated in Food Revolution Cooking Club include: Dominic Branduzzi of Piccolo Forno, Dave Anoia of Spoon, Brandon Baltzley of CRUX, Jamilka Borges of Bar Marco, Justin Steel of Bar Marco, Penn Avenue Fish, Hoon Paradise of Fukuda and the Lomito Food Truck, food writer Hal B. Klein,  Superior MotorsSalt of the EarthBRGR,  SobaRoot 174Avenue BPittsburgh Community KitchensGiant Eagle Market District, Andrew Stump of The Livermore, & PGH Taco Truck.

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One Response to Food Revolution Day 2014

  1. Thanks, Nicole! Everyone deserves to eat well, and the best conversations and ideas come over food and drink. Can’t wait for the conversations among the kids, the community and the city at Food Revolution Day. Let’s do this thing!

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