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Chef Megan Mitchell to create organic menu for The Organic Center benefit dinner

The 16th annual networking event at Natural Products Expo West raises funds for organic-advocacy program.

Chef and internet personality Megan Mitchell will work her magic with organic ingredients supplied by sponsors to create a delicious custom organic dinner on March 6 at The Organic Center's 16th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim, California.  

Held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West, the annual dinner is the single biggest fundraising event for The Organic Center. It brings together hundreds of organic visionaries, activists and businesses to enjoy an all-organic feast and spotlight the latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming.Megan Mitchell pasta 400x400.jpg

Widely celebrated as a chef and host, Mitchell has worked with the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and the dgital network Tastemade.

“We are delighted to have Chef Megan Mitchell on board to design our menu and create appealing and nourishing organic dishes to satisfy your appetite,” Jessica Shade, director of science programs at The Organic Center, said in a released statement.

“Alongside The Organic Center, I look forward to an amazing evening where all parts of this great community come together authentically to celebrate and raise funds for this important organization. I'm excited to toast new friends and share my commitment to organic food with those in attendance,” Mitchell said.

The evening's program will feature keynote speaker Shannon Allen, creator and owner of the thriving all-organic fast-food restaurant chain Grown. The flagship Grown opened two years ago along a busy stretch of highway in South Florida. The concept has expanded to six operations: Wesleyan University, three sports arenas and inside a Walmart Supercenter in Orlando. The locations provide freshly prepared, nutrient-dense breakfast, lunch and dinner menus using strictly 100 percent certified organic ingredients.

“The Organic Center's fundraiser is always a special event because of the chef we and our keynote speaker who is able to make real the importance of research and consumer education to promote the value of organic and the work we do,” Shade said.

Event sponsors, such as those listed here, donate organic products and ingredients for the menu: Grown, New Hope Network, General Mills, Honest Tea, Organic Valley, Whole Foods Market, Braga Fresh Family Farms, Josie's Organics, Driscoll's, Frontier Co-op, Gallant, International Inc., Independent Natural Food Retailers Association, Once Upon a Farm, Patagonia Provisions, Simply Organic and Urban Remedy.

Companies interested in sponsoring the dinner should contact Cassandra Christine at cchristine@organic-center.org. To be included in the menu, the deadline for sponsorship is Jan. 18.

Individual tickets will go on sale in January.

 

Source:The Organic Center

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