Tickets on Sale for Tri-C’s ‘Cleveland Eats’ Culinary Festival
July 31, 2017
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Downtown event Sept. 15-16 will highlight top chefs and the region’s food culture
Skip long lines at the gate and purchase advance tickets to Cleveland Eats, a culinary festival organized by the Hospitality Management Center of Excellence at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The food and entertainment festival will take place Sept. 15-16, a Friday and Saturday, on the Mall B outdoor event space above the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
Adult admission is $5 to Saturday festivities, which will run from noon to 10 p.m. (Children age 12 and under get in free.) The day will feature more than 30 of the region’s top chefs plus locally brewed beer, onstage music, culinary demonstrations and a fireworks finale.
Admission includes free entertainment and activities. Food, craft beer and other beverages will be available to purchase at the festival.
To buy advance general admission tickets, visit www.tri-c.edu/clevelandeats. There also is an exclusive online offer available that includes a general admission ticket and two drink vouchers for $15.
Tri-C launched Cleveland Eats this year to celebrate the region’s food culture. The festival will showcase the hospitality industry’s impact on the local economy while highlighting Tri-C’s vital role in training the skilled workers needed to continue Northeast Ohio’s restaurant renaissance.
Cleveland Eats opens on Friday with a free after-work street party from 4-9 p.m. featuring food trucks, craft breweries and music at Mall B. A high school culinary competition will take place earlier in the day.
A Thursday night benefit preceding the festival will raise scholarship money for Tri-C culinary students and the city’s next generation of great chefs. Tickets to the Small Bites, Big Dreams event by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation start at $150.
For a full festival schedule and information on participating restaurants, breweries and performers, visit www.tri-c.edu/clevelandeats.
A cooperative of corporate and civic partners came together to stage Cleveland Eats, and a Culinary Council guiding the planning process represents a “Who’s Who” from the Northeast Ohio food scene.
The Council includes Ben Bebenroth, Dante Boccuzzi, Zack Bruell, Brandt Evans, Matt Fish, Heather Haviland, Chris Hodgson, Christopher Kafcsak, Douglas Katz, Karen Monath, Chris Poplin, Jonathon Sawyer, Karen Small, April Thompson, Eric Wells, Rocco Whalen, Eric Williams and Zdenko Zovkic.