Saturday's Harvest Fest Cooking Demo with Vivace Chef on the Farm!

This past Saturday morning foodies and farmers alike gathered at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Farm in Raleigh for IFFS’ Nutrition, Farms and Gardens special “Harvest Fest Cooking Demo” workshop with Vivace’s own Chef Schaumann and Alice Hinman.

All of the local, organic, and seasonal produce used for the demonstration was grown by the apprentices of the Young Farmer Training Program. The apprentices were present to see their beautifully harvested produce put to tasteful use by the culinary experts along with a great crowd of IFFS supporters!

The quality of the locally harvested vegetables matched the uniqueness of the dishes created:

Chef Schaumann crafted a Ristotto Cracker topped with Arugula Salad, Roasted Beets, and a Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette.  Alice Hinman, who works at Vivace and as an intern with the Young Farmer Training program, also was there to demonstrate how to make a delicious raw and marinated Collard Salad.

chopping collards

Here is what a few attendees had to say about the event's impact on them:

“I plan to ask more chefs about their food sourcing when I go to restaurants in the future, and I think I’ll be able to ask more insightful questions of them now"

“The highlight of this workshop for me was learning some of the professional food prep tips from Chef Schaumann”

A big thank you to everyone who helped with this event and who came out to enjoy the sun, the fun, and the food!!