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New Culinary Festival in Asheville
AVL Today reports:
|Get ready Asheville – a new culinary festival is coming to town. The Asheville Culinary Festival (an official name is still in the works) will be full of immersive culinary experiences as well as a place of diversity and community. (Not your average wine + food fest – which is mostly just wine).
|Spearheaded by Chef Katie Button of Cúrate, Chai Pani ownerMeherwan Irani, French Broad Chocolate Lounge’s Jael Rattigan + a board of local culinary experts, the goal is to have guests experience food from an educational, historic + cultural perspective. Charleston Wine + Food Festival founder Angel Postell will be the event director and Asheville Event Co.’s Melissa Porter will be the on-the-ground manager.
Here’s what we know:
: Sept. 12–15, 2019 (as of now) with a major event on Saturday + culinary experiences throughout the weekend.
: “Wheel and spoke model” – The main event will be at Pack Square with demos and dinners scattered throughout the city.
: Prices aren't known, but we’re told there will be lots of volunteer options + inclusive pricing. Plus, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority pledged $75,000 toward the event, made possible by tourism tax.
️: And, since this festival is still brewing in a pot of creativity, those on the board want to hear the community’s ideas + suggestions. Let us know what your theme and demo ideas are here. (More on that below).
Learn about potential festival experiences (can you say chocolate flight night?), how to become a sponsor, get info about being involved, andsubmit your ideas here.⬇️