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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
$35 per person
- Take a tour of the Retreat and Ecology Campus garden and participate in the harvest. Attendees will create a menu and prepare a meal based on the seasonal crop. After choosing the fresh vegetables and preparing the menu, guests will enjoy the fresh meal, which will be paired with wine. After dinner, discussions will be held about the importance of fresh and local foods. Registration and payment are due by June 21, 2012.
Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, June 30
$45 per person
- Dine in the beautiful campus garden and enjoy a wonderful meal served family-style. Wine will also be served with the meal. While dinning, guests will have the opportunity to meet the campus farmers, as well as other local farmers, who will feature some of their products. Registration and payment are due by June 23, 2012.
Saturday, July 21
9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$30 per guest
- Be a part of your meal with this interactive cooking class in which the group will tour the campus garden, season’s harvest, and learn several different grilling techniques (including natural grilling, from old fashioned to new trends). After the meal, discussions about the importance of local and fresh foods will take place. Registration and payment are due by July 14, 2012.
Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, July 28 and Friday, August 24
$55 per guest
- These meals will be served family-style. While the guests are enjoying the cuisine they will be able to meet the campus farmers, as well as a guest local farmer featuring some of their products. Wine will also be served during the meal. Registration and payment are due by July 21 for the first session, and by August 17 for the second session.
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.