Mi Escuela Montessori Graze and Raise

Best Latin Chef Polk County

Join us on February 19, 2021 for the first annual Mi Escuela Montessori Graze & Raise.  This evening of fun will feature local top chefs participating in a culinary competition. Each chef will prepare a sample size portion of a gourmet Latin/Spanish signature dish in one or more of the following categories (soup, appetizer, salad, chicken, beef, vegetarian dish, side dish, and dessert) to be served and judged on the evening of event. The chef with the best dish in each category will win recognition, and the chef with the most courses won will receive the Best Latin Chef in Polk Award. (There is a limit of 6 dishes per category.) Additional competition categories will be offered for best Latin themed cocktail and best Latin themed craft beer, which will be available for purchase.

Prior to the culinary competition, each chef will team up with a group of local Polk County personalities to raise money through on-line voting and text-to-donate. The team that raises the most money will receive the MEM Champion Award. Consider supporting the efforts of your favorite chef, friends, family, or community members by donating to their team. All of the money raised goes directly towards the opening of the first public charter bilingual Montessori school in Polk County.

Tickets to the event will include sample sized portions of all dishes in all courses from all competing chefs served under the stars on the lovely campus of Mi Escuela Montessori.  Entertainment will include live music and performances and a silent auction.  There will be a cash bar where attendees can purchase beers, wines, and signature drinks. Attendees will get a tour of the facilities and will have the opportunity to become sponsors of particular portions of the capital development.

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