Monday, March 5, 2012

Spend the Day with a Locavore Visionary

Gramercy Tavern's Executive Chef Michael Anthony 
joins over 30 local food visionaries in 
a "day in the life" online auction to support  
JUST FOOD, NYC's non-profit dedicated to 
farmers and local food eaters.
Gramercy Tavern Executive Chef Michael Anthony (Photo: Just Food Website)
Do you have a burning desire to spend the day with Gramercy Tavern Executive Chef Michael Anthony and learn about how the restaurant stays at the top of the ratings and other inside secrets of one of NYC"s star chefs (and locavore)?

Or want to spend the day behind the scenes with NYC's top independent caterer, Liz Neumark, the socially conscious Owner/CEO of Great Performances?

One of my favorite food blogger teams, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, co-founders of the amazing Food 52.com, will be sure to dazzle a food writer or home cook with their recipe testing, video production, contest judging and more in their Brooklyn kitchen.  

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Food52 (Photo: Just Food Website)
How about getting your hands dirty with a visit to Columbia Country's (NY) Grazin' Angus Acres and Grazin' Restaurant to herd cattle and eat lunch with Farmer/Owner, Dan Gibson?

 BIDDING OPEN NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 11th

Over 30 local food visionaries all together (see the complete list below), including a baker, a brewer, a forager, chefs, farmers, writers, activists, and more -- dedicated to local food, the environment, and food justice issues and who want to spend the day apprenticing winning bidders.

Proceeds from the auction go to support Just Food's many programs, including community supported agriculture, urban farming, food pantry, food justice and education.   

Bidding is open through Sunday, March 11th. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from some of NYC's finest food professionals. Get in on the action and bid to win exclusive lots in Just Food's 2012 "Day in the Life" Auction here.


YOU HAVE TO BID TO WIN  
(click on the links for Lightheated Locavore articles and photos)

Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern Executive Chef and Partner

Loren Brill, Founder, Sweet Loren's

Brooklyn Swappers, Jane Lerner and Megan Paska

Joel Bukiewicz, Cut Brooklyn Artisan Knife Maker

Jimmy Carbone, Jimmy's No. 43 Owner 
 
Mary Cleaver, Cleaver Co. and The Green Table

Keith Cohen, Orwasher’s Bakery Owner

Jake Dickson, Dickson's Farmstand Meats Owner

Rick Field, Ricks Picks Owner

Ben Flanner, Brooklyn Grange Urban Farmer

Jason Foscolo, Food & Agriculture Lawyer

Nicole Franzen, Food Photographer, Nicole Franzen Photography

Jacques Gautier, Palo Santo Chef

Kelly Geary, Chef and Author, Sweet Deliverance and "Tart and Sweet"

Dan Gibson, Farmer/Owner, Grazin' Angus Acres and Grazin' Restaurant

Kristy Hadeka, Brooklyn Slate Company Owner

Brian Halweil, Edible Magazine Publisher

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, Food 52 Co-Founders
 
Jack Inslee, Executive Producer, Heritage Radio Networks

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, Farmer, Garden of Eve

Johanna Kolodny, Print Restaurant Food Forager

Robert Lavalva, Founder, New Amsterdam Market

Patrick Martins, Heritage Foods USA Founder

Liz Neumark, Great Performances Owner/CEO

Annie Novak, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm Urban Farmer and Educator

Karen Rivara, Oyster Grower

Kelly and Sonya Taylor, Kelso of Brooklyn Owners
 
Ben Van Leeuwen, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Owner

Karen Washington, La Familia Verde Community Garden and 

1 comment:

Barbara G. Gholston said...

While I would love to see first hand on how the visionary works, I would love it even more if I could get to learn first hand their baking recipes. That would be awesome.