Do you bake? Whether you’re a student, amateur or a professional, you’ll soon have a chance to strut your stuff at the Great American Baking Contest. The contest benefits Share Our Strength, a national organization devoted to ending childhood hunger in America by 2015. It will be held on Feb. 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta.
Enter in one of four categories: amateur, children’s culinary student or professional to win prizes ranging from $125-500. Entry deadline is Feb. 10 and the fee ranges from $35-95.
Instead, you may just wish to sample the sweet treats. Tickets to the Great American Baking Contest are $35 include a dessert and wine reception with emcee Jenn Hobby of Q100’s The Bert Show. Tickets are available online and are tax deductible.
In other news:
Atlanta Chef’s Expo at The Foundry at Puritan Mill
Tickets are now on sale for this inaugural food event with tastings and chef demos, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 19 and will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta. Purchase tickets through the event’s website. $25.
Author Dinner at Restaurant Eugene
As a part of its author dinner series, Restaurant Eugene will host author Randy Fertel, son of Ruth Fertel, who started Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The dinner includes a signed copy of Fertel’s book “The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak” and a multiple course meal with wine pairings. Reservations required. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 8, $115.
– by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog