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Jody and DC Hayden, owners, Grocer's Daughter Chocolate

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Choose 4 savory topics from 16 tasty choices!

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Janene Silverman, owner of Raduno

Festival of Foods

at Hagerty Center on the Bay

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At Festival of Foods, you will learn new cooking skills and get fresh ideas from area chefs and gourmet food artisans. Enjoy tasty samplings in this learn-a-lot-quick experience. Each hour highlights four workshops—you select your favorite 4 of the 16 options.

Details are being finalized at this time — we are excitedly contacting fantastic chefs from all over our region to present new topics. We will post the classes and presenters here in the coming months.

Here is a peek at last years' lineup to show the scope of topics we cover:
Local presenters, including Chef Eric Nittolo (Lochenheath Golf Club), Chef Janene Silverman (Raduno), Andre Bushell (Dickey's BBQ) and Kim Fish (The Cheese Lady), will be joined by many outstanding chefs and food experts. Learn about preservation techniques with oil and vinegar from Chef Sam Brickman (Fustini’s); discover a taste of Nepal with Chef Steven Peltier (Nepalese Have Another); and follow cacao from plant to home baking and candy making with Jody Hayden (Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate).

Demonstrations, techniques and flavors of all kinds round out the selections and there will be tastings throughout!

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festival of foods

10 a.m.–3 p.m.
(check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.)

Hagerty Center
715 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI

$99 - includes samplings throughout the day and light appetizers at 12:30.
($90 with LIFE Discount)

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