Truckee-Tahoe chefs volunteer for obesity prevention
RENO, Nev. andamp;#8212; One part luxurious luncheon, one part chef-led cooking demonstration and one part charitable fundraiser andamp;#8212; the recipe for the Obesity Prevention Foundationandamp;#8217;s andamp;#8220;Life Inspiredandamp;#8221; event brings together some of the top chefs in the region to showcase local food for a good cause.The May 21 fundraiser at Rancharrah, the exclusive and storied Harrah estate, is the Reno-based Obesity Prevention Foundationandamp;#8217;s largest source of funding. The foundation fights childhood obesity through education and promotes healthy eating and exercise.True to the foundationandamp;#8217;s mission, the andamp;#8220;Life Inspiredandamp;#8221; luncheon will promote healthy local, seasonal and fresh foods. Local farmers will display their seasonal produce for guests to browse before the chefs turn the farm-fresh items into a three-course meal served on the grounds of the Bill Harrahandamp;#8217;s 147-acre Reno estate. As the chefs cook they will demonstrate the connection between local ingredients and their fresh, healthy culinary creations. Farmers from Nevada Grown, a Nevada farmersandamp;#8217; cooperative, and Whole Foods will provide the fresh ingredients for the luncheon.andamp;#8220;The idea we are trying to reinforce is that local equals healthy,andamp;#8221; said Mark Estee, owner of Moodyandamp;#8217;s Bistro and Lounge in Truckee and the soon-to-be-opened Campo restaurant in downtown Reno, Nev.Some of the regionandamp;#8217;s most respected and successful chefs will join Estee, including: Colin Smith, Roundabout Catering; Chris Christenson, Sup; Nancy Horn, Dish; Jose Adaimo, The Grill; Barbra Mills, Back of the House; Josh Polan, Men Weilding Fire; Jacob Gordon, Grill at Quail Corner; Scott Allen, Bistro 7; Clayton Slieff and Adam Jordon, Atlantis; Ciami, Wine and Cheeseboard; Chris Banovich, North Tahoe Catering Company.andamp;#8220;Guests are going to be able to interact with the farmers and the chefs and learn the relationship between local food and local restaurants,andamp;#8221; said Estee.The luncheon is only one part of the day-long series of andamp;#8220;Life Inspiredandamp;#8221; events at Rancharrah, which includes live music and an inspirational speech by NBC Biggest Loser TV contestant Michelle Aguilar and other events.
The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. on May 21. Tickets include admission to the all andamp;#8220;Life Inspiredandamp;#8221; events. To register https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=mjfn8hcabandamp;oeidk=a07e384sqyuf90f74e3 To register through Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obesity-Prevention-Foundation/121602367910985?v=app_7146470109andamp;ref=ts Ticket prices: Tier One, $185 each or two for $285; Tier Two, $145 each or two for $245.If you do not have a PayPal account and would like to use a credit card, please call 775-789-9198 or 775-326-9171.For more information on the Obesity Prevention Foundation, and the andamp;#8220;Life Inspiredandamp;#8221; fundraiser, visit http://www.obesitypreventionfoundation.org.
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