BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its year-round sponsorship of major culinary festivals nationwide, KitchenAid will help shine a spotlight on the chefs and regional flavors of Portland and Nashville next weekend. As official appliance sponsor of the September 19–22 Feast Portland and first annual Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine and Spirits Festival, taking place September 21–22, KitchenAid has outfitted complete kitchen stages for demonstrations by celebrity and local chefs.
"Portland and Nashville join Aspen, Austin, Miami and New York as hosts of KitchenAid-sponsored festivals that introduce new flavors, products and culinary techniques to home cooks," says Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid. "We love it when attendees tell us they've been inspired to take on new challenges in their own kitchens."
Over the course of four days, Feast Portland will give food and wine enthusiasts a chance to enjoy dozens of the region's most celebrated wineries, breweries and artisanal food exhibitors. A KitchenAid display in the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting will feature the Pro Line® Series appliance collection and new Plumberry and Canopy Green colored stand mixers. The demonstration stage will be outfitted with the brand's latest major and small appliances, including a convection double-wall oven with Even-Heat™ technology and commercial-style gas rangetop. Chefs scheduled to demonstrate their talents include Chris Cosentino, Gabriel Rucker and Jenn Louis.
Net proceeds from Feast Portland will be donated to Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon and Share Our Strength. For more information or to purchase tickets visit FeastPortland.com.
Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine and Spirits Festival
Making its debut this year, Music City Eats combines the talents and offerings of the nation's top chefs, beer, wine and spirit purveyors with the Southern flavors of local farms and restaurants, set to the soundtrack of live music. During the two-day event, notable chefs including Giada De Laurentiis, Tim Love and Trisha Yearwood will cook their favorite dishes on fully-equipped KitchenAid demonstration stages.
Guests can also enjoy tastes from 25 of the region's top restaurants and over 40 distinguished wine, beer and spirits exhibitors at the Flavors of Nashville Grand Tasting, and celebrate the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Petty Fest Nashville, a musical tribute hosted by the Kings of Leon and the Cabin Down Below Band. Tickets can be purchased at MusicCityEats.com.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure®, the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen®, is now in its twelfth year and has raised over $9 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit KitchenAid.com or join us at Facebook.com/KitchenAid and Twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2012 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
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