Countdown to The Great Carolina Cookoff!

Cube painting done by Kristen Wagner, co-chair and The Great Carolina Cook-Off organizer, with help from Mikayla Dorsey, Hope Cooks co-director.

The Great Carolina Cook-Off is happening this Thursday, March 30th, 2017, and in case you haven’t heard what the first annual Carolina Cook-Off is about, here’s an overview! Hope Gardens is putting on a cooking competition between multiple food access organizations, including Sonder Market, Edible Campus, Tarheel TABLE, FLO Foods, Carolina Cupboard, Carolina Campus Community Garden, and Growing Gardeners.  Each organization will prepare a dish for people to taste and vote on. The winning organization will receive a hefty $200 cash prize, which will help fund that organization’s food access efforts. Purchasing a Carolina Cook-Off ticket will also help Hope Gardens fund future projects to bridge food insecurity.

Not only will you get to eat a delicious dinner and support your community for just $5, but at 7:30 pm, you will also get to hear Professor Molly De Marco host a talk on food access and insecurity in North Carolina.  So where can you get these Carolina Cook-Off tickets? They can easily be purchased by clicking here, stopping by the Student Union Box Office, or meeting us at the Pit from 10-2 pm between 03/27 - 03/30. Don’t wait too long though, because tickets become $6 at the door. We hope to see you there!