Why? Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration!

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You know there’s nothing I like more than a good party with great food for a fabulous cause. Those three things will definitely combine at the Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration.

InvitationThe event will be in a new location this year (it used to be held at the Culinary Vegetable Institute) and focus solely on local chefs. This year, the Hospitality Management Center of Tri-C and Pura Vida will host the event, putting the celebration in downtown Cleveland.

The theme of the event is “Tastes of the World” and the guest chefs will create dishes that will transport you to different regions without leaving Cleveland. Chefs for the evening include Matt Mytro of Flour, Jeff Jarrett of AMP 150, Anna Harouvis of Anna in the Raw, and Matthew Mathlage of Light Bistro.

The dishes will be paired with wines from around the world. The evening will also include live music from Don Disantis, a wine pull, and a silent auction.

The event benefits Veggie U, which has a Classroom Gardens program allowing children to learn about healthy food by actually growing it.


Tickets are $150 and are available online. You ticket gets you unlimited food, wine, and entertainment, plus valet parking and the knowledge that you’re helping kids eat and live healthier! You can also enter to win 2 tickets from Veggie U via their Facebook contest, which closes on Monday, July 14.

I attended the Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration in its previous location and can’t wait to see the reinvented, locally-focused event! Hope to see you there!

***Disclosure: I was asked by Veggie U to help promote the Food and Wine Celebration. In exchange, I will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the event. Images courtesy of Veggie U. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***



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