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Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus
Brings Summer Fun, Food, and Farming to Local Community

Guests to Enjoy Cooking, Farming, and Tastings at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 –Foodies everywhere, make sure to check out the Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus this summer for a lineup of fun food-related events that will not only satisfy your hunger, but also educate you on the importance of locally grown and organic food.

Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus features experienced chefs that specialize in making meals from scratch using the freshest seasonal and organic foods, most of which are picked from the garden right on campus. Each of these chefs will display their talents at a series of campus events, from special dinners to classes teaching you the tricks of the trade in your very own kitchen.

Each event will be located on the Retreat and Ecology Campus located at 2710 S. Country Club Road, in Woodstock, Illinois. Please see all event details below. For more information, please visit LUC.edu/retreatcampus or call 815.338.1032.

Specialty Dinner and Class Events:

A Tour of the Season
Thursday, June 28
4:30–8:30 p.m.
$35 per person

Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, June 30
6:30 p.m.
$45 per person

Grilling Naturally
Saturday, July 21
9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$30 per guest

Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, July 28 and Friday, August 24
6:30 p.m.
$55 per guest

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University was named a “best value” in their 2009 rankings. In addition, Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.




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