Our December meeting will be student recognition night at Chatham University where we will present the winners of our scholarship program. This will be our second year awarding scholarships to Chatham students in their Master of Arts in Food Studies program. The Masters of Arts in Food Studies is the interdisciplinary domain that includes agricultural and culinary history as well as sociological, cultural, political, economic, and geographic examinations of food production and consumption.
The 388 acre Eden Hall Campus, with its organic gardens, apiaries, orchards, kitchen and root cellar provides a working environment for engagement with the practice and pedagogy of sustainable agriculture and culinary arts. Our special guest speaker, Cory Van Horn, will present his topic "Look Up! There is a Community Around Your Plate." Through his many experiences as a food writer, traveler, and educator, Cory will share his passion for food and what it means to look up from the plate. In the process, he will discuss the role of experimential learning as a form of culinary tourism in our communities.
Expect a very lively and enegetic presentation. Event begins at 6pm, with cocktails and a buffet dinner following. Please respond no later than Monday, November 26th.
Where: Chatham University Eden Hall Campus at the Lodge, 6035 Ridge Rd Gibsonia, PA 15044
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EST)
RSVP: Get your tickets by November 26th here: http://iftpittsburghsectiondecmtgchathamuniversity.eventbrite.com
No Show Policy: If you are unable to attend, please cancel by November 28th. No shows are still required to pay the meeting fee. We do pay for the number of RSVP's, not who actually attends.