Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School to participate in Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

11059760_894210060602097_5557862433332571848_nThe Food Bank of Delaware is proud to be selected as the beneficiary of the Food Truck Challenge for Charity at this year’s Delaware Wine and Beer Festival set for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover.

In additional to the opportunity to sample nearly 100 varieties of handcrafted beer, wine and spirits, festival-goers will be given one free ballot to vote in the Food Truck Challenge for best entrée, best desert and best appearing set-up.

Additional ballots will be sold for $1 each, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware with branches in Newark and Milford.

The Food Bank’s Culinary School in Milford will be a feature of the festival, with students preparing, sampling, and selling foods they have prepared.

The Food Bank of Delaware Culinary Schools (one at each branch) have graduated more than 450 students since its inception in 2002.

The 14-week program prepares adults for entry level positions in the food service industry, and the program includes 12 weeks of classroom instruction followed by a two-week paid internship that can lead to a job.

“The Food Bank of Delaware is thrilled to be the benefactor of this year’s Delaware Wine and Beer Festival,” said Chad Robinson, Milford branch director. “This is a great opportunity to give our students hands-on-experience working a food event. We look forward to showing the community how talented our students are.”

Tickets for the festival are now on sale at several price points: VIP tickets, $50 per person; general admission, $35 each; designated driver, $10 each; and a Libations weekend package that includes lodging, admission and Sunday brunch for $299 per couple.

The festival, owned and managed by Kent County Tourism, also includes live music, craft and artisan vendors, a keg-tossing competition, and more.

For more information and tickets, visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com, or find the festival on Facebook and Pinterest.

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