Edible Events and Cooking Classes
FROM FARM TO FRAME
Juried photo exhibition celebrating farming and food in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Kalkaska, Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan counties.
Through November 30, Aerie Restaurant,
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
THE GREAT MACARONI & CHEESE BAKE-OFF
Local restaurants partner with wineries to create a perfect macaroni & cheese and wine pairing; advance tickets recommended.
November 26, 10 AM–5 PM, Old Mission
European-style cross-country race on a farmland course, with costume prizes, postrace party and more. Benefit event.
December 3, Lew Rasho Farm, Traverse City
Wineries and restaurants of Old Mission Peninsula team up for special food and drink all day.
January 14, 10 AM–5 PM, Old Mission
231-223-9303 • WineriesOfOldMission.com
DOWNTOWN CHILI COOK-OFF
This annual event brings together area restaurants and their creative chili recipes for a spicy showdown.
January 14, 11 AM–3 PM, Park Place
231-922-2050 • DowntownTC.com
NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN ORCHARD AND VINEYARD SHOW
Trade show and workshops for fruit growers–cherries, apples and wine grapes.
January 17–18, Grand Traverse Resort,
231-946-1510 • MSUE.anr.msu.edu/events/
Workshop intensives for all-day learning in three tracks: Season Extension, Grazing and Fruit Production; pre-conference to the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference.
January 27, 9 AM–5 PM, Grand Traverse
Resort, Traverse City
231-622-5252 • SmallFarmConference.com
NORTHERN MICHIGAN SMALL FARM CONFERENCE
Annual conference, trade show, workshops with farm, homestead and youth tracks. Keynote speaker is Bill Palladino of Taste the Local Difference. Certified Local Food Event.
January 28, 9 AM–5 PM
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme
231-622-5252 • SmallFarmConference.com
Dawn by Kirk Ciaglaski; 2016 Farm to Frame Second Place Award
FESTIVAL OF FOODS
Cooking demos and food samplings with presentations by area chefs, NMC culinary instructors and specialty food businesses; select four workshops from 16 choices.
February 4, 10 AM–3 PM, Hagerty Conference
Center, Traverse City
WOMEN'S WINTER TOUR
Enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snow biking on this uncommon adventure. Afterwards celebrate with local foods, wine and chocolate; register early, volunteer.
February 5, Timber Ridge RV Park
231-342-7779 • WomensWinterTour.com
TASTE THE PASSION
Annual Leelanau Wine Trail event celebrating wine, chocolate and love; reservations recommended.
February 11–12, Leelanau Peninsula wineries
WINTER MICROBREW AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Celebrating craft brew and great music.
February 11, 4–10 PM, Traverse City
ROMANCING THE RIESLING
Celebration of the Riesling varietal, showcasing some of the best Rieslings that Northern Michigan has to offer.
February 18, 10 AM–5 PM, Old Mission
231-223-7355 • WineriesOfOldMission.com
Winter Cooking Classes
Early registration is recommended. See websites for schedule details.
Hands-on cooking classes in a wide variety of cuisines. During class, enjoy the foods you prepare paired with estate wines.
Saturdays 12:30–4:30 PM, January–April
Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula
$95, register at ChateauChantal.com
THE COOKS' HOUSE
Monthly special topics through the winter, farmers' market classes in season on Saturday mornings, private classes for small groups.
FUSTINI'S OILS AND VINEGARS
Fustini's school of cooking teaches basic to advanced cooking skills with a focus on oils and vinegars. Many different styles and lengths of class are available.
$10–$59, registration required.
Traverse City and Petoskey stores
NMC EXTENDED EDUCATION CULINARY CLASSES
A wide variety of classes for home cooks looking to sharpen their skills. Taught by local chefs and food aficionados in a state-of-the-art classroom kitchen, classes feature culinary tips and recipes.
Weekday evenings and some Saturdays, through May 20
Oleson Center, NMC Main Campus, Traverse
$69 for most classes, register at NMC.edu/resources/extended-education
ORYANA NATURAL FOODS MARKET
Oryana cooking classes offer instruction and expertise from local chefs and culinary instructors. Topics include Tuscan, Japanese and Indian cuisine, fermentation and more.
Weekday evenings, 6–8:30 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington
St., Traverse City
$30–$35, register early at the store or by phone, 231-947-0191