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Festival of Foods

Thanks for making our 2017 event a success. 
We look forward to seeing you next year!

THE 2018 FESTIVAL OF FOODS WILL BE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, At Hagerty Center on the bay

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A day of demonstrations and food discover at Hagerty Center, overlooking Grand Traverse Bay. Area chefs and specialty food businesses dish up cooking tips and techniques, while you enjoy tasty samples. Each hour highlights four workshops—you select your favorite 4 of the 16 options.

Chefs include Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee (The Cooks’ House), Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Lee Wiitala (S2S Catering & Event Planning), along with many new chefs and experts.

Here is a sampling of sessions that were offered at the last Festival of Foods:

  • Savor chocolate from bean to bar with Nichole Warner (Fresh Coast Chocolate Co.)
  • Experience smoked meats and pickled fruits with Chef Henry Bisson (Smoke and Porter)
  • Relish traditional Italian fare with Janene Silverman
  • (Re)discover raclette cheese with Anne Hoyt (Leelanau Cheese)
  • Add sweets, bread making, vegetarian options and much more for a wonderful day!

Thanks for making this event a success year after year!

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Save the date

Festival of Foods is
Saturday, February 3, 2018

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

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

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