Kitchen Krawl Charity Fundraiser

VBTTF Kitchen Krawl Charity Fundraiser

ECPI University Culinary Institute of Virginia

Saturday, May 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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The Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Foundation (VBTTF) hosted a Kitchen Krawl Charity Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) to celebrate Italy’s “Roman Feast” holiday, which occurs annually in May. This event raised monies for the VBTTF’s college scholarship program and workforce development efforts supporting our city’s hospitality industry, which is the second largest sector of the Virginia Beach economy. The VBTTF is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Organization so financial contributions were tax-deductible. All proceeds of the ticket sales were donated to the VBTTF by the CIV.

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CIV professional chef instructors taught participants how to prepare a delicious Roman Feast three-course Italian meal.


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The Kitchen Krawl utilized multiple kitchens each staffed by a CIV instructor specializing in one of the meal's courses.

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VBTTF guests were divided into small teams and assigned a start kitchen. Every thirty minutes the teams moved to the next kitchen to prepare a dish.

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At the end of the Kitchen Krawl, each team cooked in the appetizer kitchen, the entree kitchen, and the dessert kitchen. Each CIV chef ensured the greatest possible learning experience for each of our guests.


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Learning was never this much fun or tasty. When the cooking was done, teams reconvened in the CIV dining room to share and enjoy the Roman Feast that they had prepared collectively.

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Needless to say, there was lots of friendship, food and drinks, festivities, and fundraising. As they say in Italy, “Aveneti finisci di mangiare” or Come, sit, eat and enjoy, which you can see by the event photographs below.

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Thank you very much ECPI University and their Culinary Institute of Virginia for this exciting and new experience. It was an excellent evening!
Thank you to the following businesses and individuals whose sponsorships helped make the Kitchen Krawl Charity fundraiser such a financial gain for the VBTTF.
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Kitchen Krawl Charity Fundraiser

Platinum Sponsorship
Andrew Gladstein,

Gold Sponsorship
Delceno Miles,
Larry Weinstein,
Ron Kuhlman, CVB,

Silver Sponsorship
Lori Overholt,
Ken McDonald,
Michael Harris, Lynnhaven Mall

Bronze Sponsorship
Diana Burke,
Stacey Shiflet,
Dawn Provost,
Larry Barry,
Michael Camden,