Feb
9

Sagra di Tortello: a rural Italian food tradition comes to Chicago

February 9, 2020

If you ever want to experience the heart of Italy, find yourself a local sagra -- a no-frills small-town festival with folk music, dancing and of course - food! Most sagre center around a particular culinary tradition, and ours celebrate winter seasonal Italian ingredients. Join owner Dario Monni, executive chef Duncan Biddulph and Lula Cafe's Jason Hammel as our guest chef for more than a meal -- a taste of Italy's soul, featuring rustic specialties like "sfoglia invernale" & porchetta, along with seasonal salads, spaghetti in a wheel of parmigiano reggiano, sorbetto and wine. Italian folk band La Tosca will bring the spirit of the sagra, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Chef Hammel's non-profit, Pilot Light, in their heroic efforts to educate and feed local children-in-need.

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Mar
9

SXSW EDU 2020: Teacher + Chef = Food as an Engaging Teaching Tool

March 9, 2020

Join James Beard Nominated Chef, Jason Hammel, and 22-year public schools veteran teacher, Chandra Garcia-Kitch, to explore how food education can be integrated into the core content curriculum of K-12 classrooms through Pilot Light lessons. This chef demonstration and hands-on workshop, including taste testing, allows for participants to become students in a Pilot Light classroom and join chef and teacher on a journey to explore the impact of effective food education integration.

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Mar
25

Pilot Light’s Free Teacher Professional Development Session

March 25, 2020|4:30 - 6:30

Join Pilot Light staff and fellow educators for a free Professional Development session. Learn skills to engage students in the classroom, encourage learning and incorporate food education into your classroom. All teachers who attend will receive free access to Pilot Light’s food education curriculum and resources, and two Continuing Professional Development Units.

May
27

Pilot Light’s Free Teacher Professional Development Session

May 27, 2020|4:30-6:30

Join Pilot Light staff and fellow educators for a free Professional Development session. Learn skills to engage students in the classroom, encourage learning and incorporate food education into your classroom. All teachers who attend will receive free access to Pilot Light’s food education curriculum and resources, and two Continuing Professional Development Units.

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