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Sustainable Cook-off Fundraiser at UVM

Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center at 590 Main Street
Burlington, VT

Join Campus Kitchens and Sodexo for a Sustainable Cook-off Fundraiser at UVM

The Campus Kitchens Project at the University of Vermont is a nationally recognized, student- run nonprofit that recovers food locally to meet hunger and nutritional needs of the community. With the help of various partners and dedicated volunteers, Campus Kitchens provides free meals each week using rescued food and teaches nutrition courses through the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf and the Winooski Teen Center.

For the last six years during Earth Week, Campus Kitchens has hosted Battle of the Campus Chefs in collaboration with Sodexo. All proceeds benefit Campus Kitchens and the event is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year. Chefs from each dining hall on campus partner with a student club and together make one dish per team that showcases the chef’s talents and dedication to sustainable food. Dishes are judged on taste, presentation and use of Real Food.

Real Food is defined as food that is local, organic, humane and/or fair trade. All dishes must contain a minimum of 20% Real Food to raise awareness about UVM’s Real Food Campus Commitment to serve 20% Real Food campus-wide by 2020.

Alice Levitt of the Seven Days blog, Alice Eats, called last year’s event, “one of Vermont’s most impressive displays of culinary skill. Seriously.” Levitt will return as one of the judges again this year, for the fourth battle in a row.

We invite you to join us for this year’s event; enjoy unlimited tastings of creative, sustainable dishes while celebrating The Campus Kitchens Project’s efforts to strengthen bodies, empower minds and build communities.

Battle of the Campus Chefs will take place on April 21st from 6-8pm in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center at 590 Main Street, Burlington. With a UVM ID, tickets are $7 at the door and $5 presale. Without at UVM ID, tickets are $10 at the door and $7 presale. Presale tickets can be purchased outside of the Davis Center from 10:30-2pm every day, starting 4/16. All ticket sales are cash only.

 

Contacts: Kaitlyn Vitez, Fundraiser

The Campus Kitchens Project at the University of Vermont Tel: 908.894.0642 Email: campuskitchensuvm@gmail.com

Melissa Zelazny, General Manager Sodexo, The University of Vermont Tel: 802.656.4664 Email: melissa.zelazny@uvm.edu