|Thursday October 10, 2013 ~ Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto FL
The 5th Annual Chowdown for Charity will be held on Thursday, October 25th from 6:00-8:30 pm at Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings facility in Palmetto, FL.
Come rub elbows, sample the finest restaurant fare and be amazed by the dishes prepared by students of local culinary programs! This unique culinary event features 9 area restaurants that will participate in an exciting competition for the coveted “Best of” Chowdown Trophy. The chef’s dishes will be judged by an expert celebrity panel including Senator Mike Bennett, Maverick Johnson, Summer Smith and Vin Mannix.
In addition, four local culinary program students will compete in a dessert competition. Students from Manatee Technical Institute, Manatee High School, Southeast High School and University of South Florida will take part in this competition. Local favorite celebrity chefs, Ray Arpke and Derek Barnes will be judging this category of the event.
Most importantly, this event raises much needed funds to help support and continue culinary education in Manatee County schools. These programs cultivate students into job-ready and employable candidates all while promoting life and job skills.
Event attendees will enjoy samplings from the finest area restaurants and culinary programs in Manatee County. Guests will also be able to vote for the very popular
Tickets are on sale and are available at www.chowdown2013.eventbrite.com or by calling 941-545-3620. Ticket pricing is $50 in advance that includes complimentary bar, or $60 at the door (if available). Limited tickets available and we again expect a sellout crowd – buy your tickets today! For further inquires or press pass request, please contact Kate Atkin at (941) 365-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.