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Brunch with Benefits: A Fundraiser for The Curriculum of Cuisine


Brunch with Benefits: A Fundraiser for The Curriculum of Cuisine

Sunday, January 25, 2014

Indulge in sweet and savory brunch creations and support a worthy cause at Brunch with Benefits, a fundraising event for The Curriculum of Cuisine hosted by the Oregon Culinary Institute and Portland Culinary Alliance. The four-course gourmet brunch will be served family style and feature some of Portland’s culinary stars including Scott Dolich, Bent Brick; Tommy Habetz, Bunk Sandwiches; Alissa Frice, Frice Pastry; Emily Kohlhepp, Grüner; Eve DeNies, Trifecta Tavern and Bakery; Lisa Schroeder, Mother’s Bistro; Brian Flick, Pitch Dark Chocolate; and Amelia Lane and Matthew Barbee, Perfect Bake. Anh Luu from Tapalaya will be cooking at the event.

Enjoy one drink included in your ticket price. Specialty cocktails include mimosas and micheladas, a popular Mexican cocktail that mixes beer with hot sauce and is often compared to a Bloody Mary.

A silent auction will raise funds for The Curriculum of Cuisine.

100 percent of the proceeds from Brunch with Benefits will support the local non-profit, The Curriculum of Cuisine (TCC). TCC’s mission is to support rigorous academic learning while delivering essential culinary skills to enhance student success and foster a lifetime of wellness. TCC brings a culinary professional into core academic classrooms five-to-seven times during a semester. During these visits, students learn hands-on, essential culinary skills. These lessons are uniquely crafted by teachers and chefs to support Common Core goals and honor the distinct cultural capital of each classroom. Our model enables TCC to support closing the achievement gap and increasing graduation rates, along with enhancing student wellness.

Date: January 25, 2015

Time: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Tickets: https://eventbrite.com/event/14901871900/

Place: Oregon Culinary Institute, 1701 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201


2014 Cookie Exchange and Truffle Demo

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Attend the PCA annual Holiday Cookie Exchange and get an exclusive preview to the Oregon Truffle Festival coming to Portland!

On Sunday, December 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. we will kick off the holiday season with our annual Holiday Cookie Exchange. Bring three dozen of your favorite holiday cookies to exchange with fellow PCA members and a tin to take home your treats. Zuppa Catering will be providing coffee and tea for our event.

The Oregon Truffle Festival is coming for the first time to Portland, and the PCA has an exclusive preview! Charlie Ruff, culinary director for the festival will be joining us at our holiday event to talk about the Oregon truffle phenomenon. Oregon is native to several varieties of truffles, each with their own unique flavor profiles and culinary uses. And now, new inoculation technology makes it possible to actually grow them! Come hear about this fascinating new facet of our state’s agriculture, and all the ways you can take part in the delicious festival events.

Space for this event is very limited. Sign up now!

Date: Sunday, December 7th

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Place: Northwest Portland. Address will be provided upon RSVP confirmation.

Member Price: $10



Non-Member Price: $15

A PCA Exclusive: An Intimate Evening with Cookbook Author Alice Medrich: Nov 4

Geared for an audience of culinary professionals, join Alice Medrich, two-times James Beard Foundation cookbook award winner, for a small group talk, tasting, Q & A, and book signing. Alice will share her expertise as a baker, writer, and teacher in the pastry arts. Alice’s new cookbook, Flavor Flours, will be published by Artisan in November 2014.

Photo credit: WSJ

Photo credit: WSJ

Alice Medrich’s honors include two James Beard Foundation Awards for Cookbook of the Year and IACP’s 2011 Best Baking Book award for Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies. She received her formal training at the prestigious Ecole Lenôtre in France and is widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States, when she began selling them at her influential dessert shop, Cocolat. She has since left the retail world, devoting much of her career to teaching and sharing her expansive knowledge about baking (check out her online baking courses at Craftsy.com).

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, November 4th

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Place: Attendees will receive the location information once they have rsvp’d.


Maximum 18 guests

Member Price: $25.00, includes copy of the book ($35.00 value)


Non-Member Price: $35.00


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