• Event Spotlight: CLIF CampoVelo Napa Valley

     
    POSTED September 9, 2019
     

Hosted by food visionary and “Top Chef Masters” winner Chris Cosentino and produced by Ride Napa Valley, CLIF CampoVelo Napa Valley is an annual three-day weekend blending the best of the culinary, cycling and wellness worlds. Cosentino, along with 20 other chefs, pro cyclists, winemakers and other notable people lead the weekend that encompasses myriad activities designed to support Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition and Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry. The third annual weekend, held April 26-28, included dinner under the stars at Tamber Bey Winery in Calistoga that benefitted No Kid Hungry, a campaign for national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength.

The menu for the benefit dinner was an inspiration from regional flavors with ingredients supplied by local farmers and complemented by a selection of wines by Tamber Bey and Clif Family and beers from Mad Fritz. The event was limited to 80 guests. Since 2017, CampoVelo has raised more than $35,000 for Chefs Cycle.

At ARTFEEL, the entire community of The Woodlands is encouraged to take the stage. 

 

Imagine a playground for event professionals–where there’s no pressure to be somewhere or to stick to an agenda—and you’ve got Haute Dokimazo, HD for short. “There’s a time and place where education needs to happen, but we also, as senior event managers, sometimes need to talk to each other,” says Liz Lathan, chief experience officer at Haute Dokimazo.

 

“Cannabis can have a presence in the dinner entrées and the desserts at an event. One of our panel experts from the event, Chef Sunflower [aka Enid Parham], plans the meals with ‘microdoses’ of cannabis so there is not too much consumed at one time,” says Connie Seibt, event manager and vice president of programs and education, ILEA Detroit. “It should be planned ahead for the type of cannabis to infuse in the foods, i.e. providing a relaxing mood versus high energy.