Tupelo Honey Cafe Cooks Up Dinner And $7,000 For Mobile Market

Monday, November 18, 2013

Using produce from Chattanooga’s Mobile Market, Tupelo Honey Cafe chefs will conduct cooking demonstrations and serve dinner to families in East Lake, one of the 12 communities served by the Mobile Market, on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at New City East Lake Church’s Fellowship Hall, 2903 East 37th St. 

Believing that access to quality, healthy food and knowledge of how to prepare simple, affordable meals is critical to the well-being of families, Tupelo Honey Cafe is partnering with Chattanooga’s Mobile Market to enhance its outreach.  Tupelo Honey Cafe Executive Chef Brain Sonoskus will present Mobile Market leaders with a $7,000 check for funds raised to support the market’s mission during the restaurant’s grand opening.

In an effort to encourage greater utilization of the Mobile Market and have a greater impact on healthy eating in under-served communities, Tupelo Honey will conduct a series of cooking demonstrations in conjunction with the Mobile Market. At these demonstrations, the restaurant will provide a free meal for the community attendees that highlights fresh, seasonal produce available on the Mobile Market.  

Recipe cards and the specific produce featured during the demonstration will be shared with event attendees free-of-charge.  This is the first of four dinners Tupelo Honey Cafe and the Mobile Market expect to host throughout the community over the next year.

The Mobile Market is a grocery store supplying fresh produce and shelf stable food products to communities without easy access to supermarkets, and is sponsored by Gaining Ground, YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, Step 1, and Tupelo Honey Cafe. 

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