FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Summer Culinary Event Series Returns to
the Loyola University Chicago Retreat
and Ecology Campus
Father’s Day Brunch, Classes, and Farm-to-Table Dinners
Open to the Public
CHICAGO, June 1, 2016 – The Loyola University Chicago Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois, will host its annual series of summer culinary events beginning Sunday, June 19.
These one-session cooking events are open to the public and range in theme from a special Father’s Day brunch, where participants of all ages will enjoy an expansive buffet of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and sweet treats, to “Bake Shop 101,” where participants will learn the basics of baking fruit pies, tarts, eclairs, and pizza dough.
Executive Chef John Schnupp and his culinary team will also host farm-to-table dinners with varying themes in July, August, and September. Guests will begin each evening with an appetizer reception in the gardens and move to Searle Hall to share an intimate five-course dinner. These elaborate meals will showcase a variety of local ingredients, including lamb from Wisconsin’s Pinn-Oak Ridge Farms, which will be featured on Saturday, August 13.
Additional events and classes include:
- A Taste of “Urban Street Foods” from around the World
- Food and Wine Pairing: Italian Inspired
- German Beer and Wine Fest: “Octoberfest”
- Soup, Stews, and Stocks
- Steakhouse 101
All sessions are led by Schnupp and his culinary team. Events run through Saturday, October 22. For more information, including dates and registration, visit LUC.edu/cookingclasses or call 815.338.1032.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also 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. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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