CHEF BRUCE KALMAN AND MARIE PETULLA OF KNEAD & CO.
JOIN FORCES WITH GREEN WISH
TO SUPPORT FIVE LOCAL GREEN CHARITIES AT
FOOD AND MUSIC FEST IN DOWNTOWN LA
AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish
For Food, Music and Fun! On Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, 6:00-10 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA (July 25, 2016) Green Wish and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market are teaming up for The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish, their BIGGEST food and music charity event ever, at LA’s historic Grand Central Market located Downtown at 317 S. Broadway. Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., celebrity chef Bruce Kalman, Chef/Owner of KP Hospitality Group announced today jointly with his partner Marie Petulla of KP Hospitality Group.
“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with such an amazing organization like Green Wish which supports local non-profits. It’s an honor to introduce our community to the great work they collectively do through the lens of food, music and fun at Grand Central Market,” said Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla of Knead & Co.
The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish will be a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people who will come together to keep LA Green to support five local Los Angeles charities: Food Forward, HoneyLove, Muir Ranch Pasadena, Hollywood Orchard, and FoLAR.
The family-friendly event has ticket tiers for different levels of support: the $25.00 “Growing up Green” (Kids 5-17) Food & 2 Drink Tickets PLUS Craft Table & Live Music/Entertainment; the $50.00 “General Admission” Includes Food & 2 Drink Tickets PLUS Live Music/Entertainment; and the $150.00 “Giving for Green” Includes Food & 3 Drink Tickets PLUS Live Music/Entertainment PLUS Photo with Green Wish Celebrity Board Members & Chef Bruce Kalman posted to website & social media platforms PLUS Exclusive Gift Bag. Tickets are available at: https://bit.ly/Knead-to-Give-GreenWish
In addition to tasty bites from Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, guests will enjoy food from chefs at Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, and Murno which have all raised the bar when it comes to simply delicious food. For those with a sweet tooth, Knead & Co. recently teamed up with Coolhaus to create a new ice cream sandwich called The Freddo (cannoli ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies), which will be featured at the event, in addition to yummy cookies from Valerie Confections.
There will be something for everyone! Plus, Music too, with LIVE Entertainment with the band Winslet opening for Chef Bruce Kalman’s band, Foie Grock, and music to “mix and mingle” to by a Special Guest DJ.
For those who like to multitask and eat and shop and support local green charities, there will be a wide selection of fun and interesting things to bid on in a Silent Auction, and some big ticket, unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and items in the LIVE Auction, where one can splurge on something for themselves or find that perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for loved one while helping out great local causes!
Green Wish founder, actor Raphael Sbarge (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”) and Scott Harris, Co-founder/COO Building Construction Group and President of Green Wish, are the other hosts of the event, and will be in attendance, as will Green Wish LA Board Members Ed Begley, Jr. (“Ghostbusters” 2016), Environmentalist and (self-described) Eco-Obsessed Actor, and Sharon Lawrence (“Game of Silence”), Environmentalist and Emmy-Award Winning Actress.
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About the 5 local LA Charities Benefitting from the Event
Food Forward – Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
HoneyLove – HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by educating our communities and inspiring new urban beekeepers.
Muir Ranch Pasadena – In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch grows a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit that are included in weekly CSA boxes as well as school cafeteria lunches. Students can complete community service or internship graduation requirements by enrolling in classes at the Ranch. Muir Ranch also provides paid internships to students, which are funded by private donations, special events, farmers market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA).
Hollywood Orchard – To better neighborhood quality of life by operating a community orchard that is a teaching model for sustainability through its workshops on growing fruit locally, and sharing the food in open-air events held in the Beachwood Canyon community, outreach communities, and food-charity organizations.
FoLAR – Is a nonprofit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship. Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region. Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods. When the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a flood control project in the late 1930′s, they began the process of paving 80 percent of the River, creating the world’s largest storm drain. Over the ensuing decades, the River that had been the sole water supply for the City of Los Angeles before the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 almost disappeared from public consciousness. With the cement came a perceptual shift: the River no longer existed. Instead, it was a “flood control channel,” a no man’s land, surrounded by fences and signs.
About Green Wish
Green Wish — is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!
Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how _alive_ I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?’”
The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.
Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.
These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education.* Ninety cents of every dollar* goes to your local green groups.
We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities. Join us!
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