Rhonda Shear, Darden Rice, and Kanika Tomalin to award prizes for their favorite dishes
March 22, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) is excited to announce the names of the three confirmed celebrity judges for the Museum’s 3rd Annual Pass the Plate: The FHM’s Spring Cook-Off taking place this Sunday, March 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Museum!
The three celebrity judges who will select and present a Judge’s Choice Award include:
Rhonda Shear: American television personality, comedian, actress, and entrepreneur
Darden Rice: St. Petersburg City Council chair
Kanika Tomalin: Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg
Pass the Plate: The FHM’s Spring Cook-Off is FREE and open to the public, and honors the delicious recipes passed down from generation to generation. We invite the public to enter a family dish, taste the traditional recipes of others, or both.
The event will feature a cooking demonstration and sampling from Michael Twitty, culinary historian, food writer, and Judaic Studies teacher. Twitty’s work is focused on African-American foodways, culinary traditions of African diaspora, and African influence on food culture in the American South.
Those in attendance will have a chance to sample dishes and vote on their favorites to award a People’s Choice Award, so participants in the contest are encouraged to bring sufficient quantities for the public to taste. Few dishes can win, but everyone will leave with an appreciation for the stories and recipes that connect us to the past and inspire us in the present.
To submit your family dish and/or reserve your seat, please call 727.820.0100 ext. 301 as soon as possible to ensure your spot. You must register your dish ahead of time. No fish, shellfish, or pork recipes, please.
Pass the Plate: The FHM’s 3rd Annual Spring Cook-Off, will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Florida Holocaust Museum. The Florida Holocaust Museum is located at 55 5th Street S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.