MoCo Students Will Compete in Culinary Challenge to Create a School Lunch That Meets USDA Guidelines

Following two years of virtual competition, in its tenth year, the Culinary Challenge returns to a live event open to the public.

Silver Diner will sponsor and participate in 10th Annual Culinary Challenge with judges Kevin Tien, David Hagedorn, Shelby McCrone, Stefano Marzano, Shane Logan and Dahlia Badt. Chef Ype Von Hengst of Silver Diner will serve as the student advocate in helping students problem solve and providing some tips and recommendations.

Real Food for Kids, a nonprofit focused on elevating school food, hosts its 10th Annual Culinary Challenge. Six teams from Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Montgomery County high schools and middle schools will compete to create a school lunch dish that meets USDA guidelines. The winning dish will be featured on the schools’ lunch menus.

On March 5th, 2022, at Hayfield Secondary School in Arlington, VA, the 10th Annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will take place as this year’s teams will go before a panel of celebrity chefs, food critics, school nutrition professionals, and fellow students for the chance to have their dish served in cafeterias across the DC region.
You can come have a taste and judge for yourself which team should go home with the top prize!
Also, enjoy an informative panel discussion, “Collaboration + Innovation: Keys to the Future of School Food”, an exclusive book signing with Ellie Krieger, and much more.

The event is free and open to the public.More information on how to register for this year’s Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 5 here.

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17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

As the sun sets, get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Caribbean music. Feel the pulsating beats of reggae, soca, dancehall, and calypso, moving your body to the lively melodies. Live performances by talented musicians and performers will keep the energy high, ensuring a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

2 NIGHT Camping packages available: RV/CAMPER $200 | TENTS $150 Starting on Friday May 17 @ 5pm | 30 RV SPACES | 30+ TENT SPACES

KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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