AUSTIN, Texas, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Common Threads, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education, just announced the launch of Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas. The pop-up dinner series consists of five one-night-only ticketed events throughout the country, beginning with Chicago, IL on April 30.
Each event features a group of renowned chefs collaborating to create a themed meal ranging from the revival of a world-famous menu from the past to a cultural fusion spanning the culinary map. Participating celebrity chefs include James Beard Foundation award-winner Michelle Bernstein, TV personality and author Fabio Viviani, author and celebrity chef Govind Armstrong, author and Bravo's "Top Chef All Stars" winner Richard Blais, James Beard Foundation award-winner Jonathan Waxman and many more. The evening will also include an opening reception with small bites prepared by Common Threads students, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and a special guest musical performance. Joining TV personality and author Adam Richman, award-winning journalist Tamron Hall and Food & Wine Magazine's Gail Simmons will act as honorary chairs for the series.
"Common Threads was built on the belief that cooking a meal together is good for the body and soul," said Linda Novick O'Keefe, founding CEO of Common Threads. "The Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas is a great way to bring our mission to life. We are thrilled to unite some of the restaurant industry's top chefs to create a special experience over the dinner table while raising awareness for the importance of making health and wellness education not only a life choice but also a right."
"It's our pleasure to support Common Threads' mission of extending nutrition education into schools located in underserved communities across the country. By serving as presenting partner for these unique fundraising dinner events, not only are we able to support the cause nationwide, but we are also honored to assist in launching Common Threads' programs in our neighboring school district, Del Valle ISD," stated Circuit of The Americas Chairman, Bobby Epstein.
Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will land in five major cities across the U.S., starting in Chicago, IL and wrapping up in Austin, TX during Formula 1 United States Grand Prix race weekend.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:
Date: April 30, 2017
Location: Prime & Provisions Steakhouse, 222 North LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601
Featuring: A Charlie Trotter-inspired menu by Chef Fabio Viviani, Chef Brad Kilgore, Chef Anita Lo, Chef JJ Johnson and Chef Dana Cree
Date: May 12, 2017
Location: Vibiana, 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Featuring: Chef Neal Fraser, Chef Govind Armstrong, Chef Richard Blais, Chef Jonathan Waxman, and Chef Amanda Rockman
SAVE THE DATE:
Miami: September TBD
New York City: October TBD
Austin: October 20, 2017
General tickets cost $175 per person and Chef's Table tickets (which include a welcome gift, elevated wine pairing and celebrity chef dish presentations) cost $250 per person. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit www.commonthreads.org/cheftakeover.
All funds raised will benefit Common Threads programs, teaching children in underserved communities how to lead healthier lives. The Common Threads Chef Takeover Fueled by Circuit of The Americas will help fund the organization's growth goal of getting one million children cooking for life by 2020.
About Common Threads:
Founded in 2003 in Chicago, Common Threads was created to bring health and wellness to children, families and communities through cooking and nutrition education. By integrating preventative health programs into school districts and community organizations, Common Threads not only helps combat the rising number of diet-related diseases, but also cultivates a culture that embraces a healthier lifestyle and celebrates diversity through food. The organization envisions a community of learners that embraces healthy cooking, healthy eating and healthy living as both a life choice and a human right.
Common Threads currently operates in nine major cities including Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Jacksonville, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Pittsburgh, PA and Washington D.C. During the 2015-16 school year and summer, it provided hands-on cooking skills to more than 70,000 students, worked with over 500 schools and partner sites and served 498,000 healthy meals and snacks.
The non-profit is committed to reaching 1 million children by 2020 and hopes to eventually make its programs an integral part of childhood education for all. To learn more, visit www.commonthreads.org
About Circuit of The Americas:
Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is the only purpose-built Grand Prix facility in the United States designed for all classes of racing. The 3.4-mile racetrack hosts the world's most prestigious sporting events, including Formula 1 and MotoGP. The 1,500-acre campus is also home to theAustin360 Amphitheater—PollStar's 2013 "Best New Major Concert Venue" and a 2014 "Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue" nominee—impressive meeting and hospitality spaces and an iconic 25-story observation tower that offers 360-degree views of the circuit, amphitheater and downtown Austin. For more information, visit circuitoftheamericas.com. For an experience as unique as Austin and a rush you will never forget, visit Circuit of The Americas, where exhilaration happens.
SOURCE Common Threads