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Chef Megan Mitchell to create organic menu for benefit dinner

16th annual networking event raises funds for The Organic Center

Maggie McNeil
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November 29, 2018
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Seasoned chef and internet personality Megan Mitchell will work her magic with organic ingredients supplied by sponsors to create a delicious custom organic dinner for guests at The Organic Center’s 16th Annual Benefit Dinner in Anaheim March 6, 2019.

Held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West, the annual dinner is the single biggest fundraising event for The Organic Center. It brings together hundreds of organic visionaries, activists and businesses to enjoy an all-organic feast and spotlight the latest science on the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming.

Widely celebrated as a chef and host, Megan has worked with the Food Network, the Cooking Channel and the Digital network Tastemade.

“We are delighted to have Chef Megan Mitchell on board to design our menu and create appealing and nourishing organic dishes to satisfy your appetite,” says Dr. Jessica Shade, Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center.

“Alongside The Organic Center, I look forward to an amazing evening where all parts of this great community come together authentically to celebrate and raise funds for this important organization. I’m excited to toast new friends and share my commitment to organic food with those in attendance.”

The evening’s thought-provoking program will feature keynote speaker Shannon Allen, creator and owner of the thriving all-organic fast-food restaurant chain grown™ and wife of two-time NBA champion Ray Allen. The flagship grown™ opened two years ago on a busy stretch of highway in South Florida. The concept has expanded to six operations, including one at Wesleyan University, three non-traditional locations in sports arenas, and a location inside a Walmart Supercenter in Orlando. The locations provide freshly prepared, nutrient-dense breakfast, lunch and dinner menus from scratch using strictly 100% certified organic ingredients.

“The Organic Center’s fundraiser is always a special event because of the chef we tap and our keynote speaker who is able to make real the importance of research and consumer education to promote the value of organic and the work we do,” says Dr. Shade.

Sponsors of the event donate organic products and ingredients for the menu. Sponsors to date include grown ™, New Hope Network, General Mills, Honest Tea, Organic Valley, Whole Foods Market, Braga Fresh Family FarmsǀJosie’s Organics, Driscoll's, Frontier Co-op, Gallant, International Inc., Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA), Once Upon a Farm, Patagonia Provisions, Simply Organic, and Urban Remedy.

Companies interested in joining the sponsor list may contact Cassandra Christine. The deadline for sponsorship with inclusion in the menu is January 18. Individual tickets go on sale in January. You can also add your name to the waiting list and be among the first to know when ticket sales launch.

The Organic Center’s mission is to convene credible, evidence-based science on the health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming, and to communicate the findings to the public. The Center is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) research and education organization operating under the administrative auspices of the Organic Trade association.