You Gotta Eat…

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 So what in the yard can be eaten?

Learn from Chef Kimberly McCune how to harvest, prep and enjoy backyard edibles…and you thought dandelions were a weed!

What: Incredible Backyard Edibles

When: Friday, May 3 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Big Creek Park, Meyer Center
9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township

Chef Kimberly’s roots are planted deeply in the memory of her Geauga County childhood, where her parents established early, lasting, and intertwining beliefs in the nature of food and community. Daughter of a beekeeper, she witnessed firsthand the interdependence of the land and its people when she visited the Amish farmers who leased beehives for orchard pollination.

As a student at Auburn Career Center, Chef Kimberly was supported by the community with scholarship awards that allowed her to train in classical European cuisine at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York. Grateful for this and respectful of fresh local products, she has gained a pointed urgency to give something back. She now champions the “Farmer to Restaurant” and “Pasture to Plate” causes and is a strong supporter of independent restaurant operators everywhere.

A current contestant on the Food Network’s Fat Chef, Chef Kimberly represents First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative by serving as ambassador for the “Chef’s Move into Schools” Program for Chagrin Falls Schools. Her Hungry Bee business specializes in catering, cooking classes and personal chef services. A new project, ReHive Ale, has also become a passion which links her childhood beekeeping hobby to her growing business.

This program is intended for adults, and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Registration is not required. Learn more about Kimberly online. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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