Corn: A Cross-Cultural Celebration

Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Highland Brewing Company - 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste 200, Asheville, NC
$125 per person

 

Corn: A Cross-Cultural Celebration

Sunday, August 7, 2022, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Highland Brewing Company - 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste 200, Asheville, NC

$125 per person

This is a Seated Brunch, with a cocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers.

No single ingredient migrates across multiple cultures and time periods more than corn. The humble maize is transformed into hundreds of different cuisines but also makes appearances in the form of  hundreds of everyday products and consumables, from popcorn to bourbon to biofuel. Speakers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to celebrate the diversity of corn in its many cultural forms on the table and honor the sacred vegetable’s important role in feeding people and animals around the world for thousands of years.

Speakers: Stephen Smith - @maizemagician; Amy Walker - Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative, Sheri Castle - food writer, cooking teacher and host of The Key Ingredient

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Luis Martinez - Tequio Foods, Tie Whittaker - Buttermilk Boutique, Dano Holcomb - Root Down Food Truck, Iris Rodriguez - Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Winery, New Belgium Brewing, Pernod Ricard, Noble Cider, Dobra Tea, Beam Suntory, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: First Bank

Venue Sponsor: Highland Brewing Company

This is a Seated Brunch, with a cocktail hour followed by a four course meal with paired beverages, featuring 4 chefs and several craft beverage makers.

No single ingredient migrates across multiple cultures and time periods more than corn. The humble maize is transformed into hundreds of different cuisines but also makes appearances in the form of  hundreds of everyday products and consumables, from popcorn to bourbon to biofuel. Speakers and Chefs will engage in conversation with each course to celebrate the diversity of corn in its many cultural forms on the table and honor the sacred vegetable’s important role in feeding people and animals around the world for thousands of years.

Speakers: Stephen Smith - @maizemagician; Amy Walker - Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative, Sheri Castle - food writer, cooking teacher and host of The Key Ingredient

Featured Chefs/Restaurants: Luis Martinez - Tequio Foods, Tie Whittaker - Buttermilk Boutique, Dano Holcomb - Root Down Food Truck, Iris Rodriguez - Little Chango Hispanic Craft Kitchen

Featured Beverage: Wicked Weed Brewing, Vidl Winery, New Belgium Brewing, Pernod Ricard, Noble Cider, Dobra Tea, Beam Suntory, Devil's Foot Beverage Company, Mountain Valley Spring Water

Event Sponsor: First Bank

Venue Sponsor: Highland Brewing Company

Luis Martinez

Founder, Chef, Corn Scout & Multimedia Designer, Tequio Foods

Tie Whittaker

Owner & Pastry Chef, Buttermilk Boutique

Dano Holcomb

Chef/Owner, Root Down Food Truck

Iris Rodriguez

Chef/Co-Owner, Little Chango

Stephen Smith

Maize Breeder, Seed Steward & Author

Amy Walker

Bigwitch Indian Wisdom Initiative

Sheri Castle

Food Writer, Host of The Key Ingredient

Wicked Weed Brewing

Vidl Winery

New Belgium Brewing

Pernod Ricard

Dobra Tea Asheville

Noble Cider

Beam Suntory

Mountain Valley Spring Water

Devil's Foot Beverage Company