The Central Oregon Community College Foundation will host Farm to Table, a benefit for a sustainable culinary education program, on Aug. 11.
The dinner is the culmination of a two-week intensive culinary course during which students at the Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC worked on a local farm to learn about small-scale farming and food production. Chef Thor Erickson of the culinary school said in a press release that students learn the science, economics, utilization and overall importance of practicing sustainability in the hospitality industry.
The event will also include optional educational demonstrations and tours from noon to 3 p.m. at a local farm and at the Cascade Culinary Institute demonstration theater.
An appetizer reception begins at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $100 each and are available by visiting www.cascadeculinary.com or calling 877-541-2433. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 10.