Farm to Table Cuisine Workshop February 21st

Attention all growers, chefs, processors, producers and culinary entrepreneurs! Farm to Table Cuisine Workshop located at Brock University – Pond Inlet Thursday, February 21, 2008 from 12 noon to 5 PM Michael Stadtlander, an award winning chef and owner of Eigensinn Farm, is ranked 9th best on the planet by “Restaurant” magazine. On his farm, Stadtlander grows, harvests, prepares and serves discerning guests spectacular dinners on-site. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity hear Stadtlander speak of his success while attending Bridges to Better Business – Farm to Table Cuisine. Sessions include “Opportunities in Culinary Tourism” with speaker Susan Benson from the Ministry of Tourism, “How To Buy From A Grower” with Richard Fitussi of the Little Inn of Bayfield and “How To Sell To A Chef” with David Colemeyer of Cookstown Greens, all followed by a panel discussion on how to make this unbroken arch from garden to table Niagara’s newest agricultural and culinary strength. The Niagara Culinary Trail has partnered with the Ministry of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Enterprise Centres of St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and in association with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference. The Niagara Culinary Trail promotes networking opportunities and culinary collaborations between growers and chefs while focusing on the unbroken arc from garden to table, that includes growing, harvesting, preparing, presenting and eating foods from the local soils. The Farm to Table Cuisine Workshop is open to all chefs, growers, processors and culinary entrepreneurs in Ontario. The cost is $30+GST for lunch and the afternoon seminars. To register, call 905-688-5601 x 1767 or e-mail smallbusiness@stcatharines.ca . For more information email Magdalena Kaiser-Smit, Director of Marketing and Communications, Niagara Culinary Trail mjmosmit@sympatico.ca mjmosmit@sympatico.ca or call 905-262-4941. The Niagara Culinary Trail is a mandate initiative of the Niagara Environmental Food Alliance; a not-for-profit organization funded by a grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Community Resource Centre. -30-

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