Dame Amanda Archibald’s New Ventures

1449525975101Amanda Archibald is partnering with Roberta Kline, MD, Joe Veltmann, PhD and Susan Allen, RD CCN to form NCG Health Solutions.  NCG integrates the disciplines of Nutrition Science, the Culinary Arts and Genomic Medicine. This company will  train clinicians and physicians around the world in the cutting edge translation of genomic information for consumers. Amanda works exclusively in the application of the culinary arts to this visionary field of medicine. Amanda’s company, Field to Plate is also partnering with Genomic Solutions Now! (GSN), a Santa Fe based genomic testing company to produce a series of visionary workshops for clinicians and health professionals. Slated for 2016 are two workshops:

Culinary Genomics (online): Clinicians learn how the culinary arts intersect with Nutrition Science and  Genomic Medicine.

Using Genomic Medicine, Nutrition Science and the Culinary Arts To Personalize Training (Boulder, CO May 18-20): A workshop targeting clinicians and accredited sports professionals working with athletes.

logo-lightFor the public, Field to Plate partners with Genomic Solutions Now!

Cooking with Food that Talks to Your Genes
Tuesdays January 19 and 26  7 – 8:15 pm
Live and recorded  $10

Cooking with Food To Keep Your Genes Young
Tuesdays February 9 and 16 –  7 – 8:15 pm
Live and recorded  $10

You’ll find complete details about Amanda’s webinars on her website: http://www.fieldtoplate.com/upcoming-webinars/


Renowned Colorado Author Carol Fenster Book Signing at Harvest Fest

Carol Fenster 1Carol Fenster, of Centennial, Colorado is the featured author at the 2015 Harvest Fest at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City. The 14thannual Harvest Fest takes place on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th. Carol will be there both days form 11:00-3:00, to sign her 11th gluten-free cookbook, 100 Best QUICK Gluten-free Recipes.

The book is beautifully illustrated, and incredibly organized, with an outline on how to stock a gluten free pantry. The chapters begin with Breakfast and Breads and include soups, salads, sandwiches and snack, main dishes and desserts. Chocolate cookies with flour derived from grape skins will be sampled while Carol is signing her book.holy cross abbey

The Harvest Fest is 10:00am-6:00pm on Saturday, September 26th and 10:00am-5:00pm on Sunday, September 27th. Admission and parking are free, and live music plays each day. For more information, call 1-877-HCA-WINE (877-422-9463) or email the winery at info@abbeywinery.com.


Tesoro Cultural Center’s 14th Annual 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

CO Dames Learn the Art of Food & Beer Pairing

shellie-kark-sandra-dugan-brewers-associationColorado Dames Shellie Kark and Sandra Dugan recently attended the Brewer’s association Beer and Food one day course in Boulder to learn about the different styles of beers and how to pair them with food. The course included beer tastings and a session on how to pair foods with beer. mystery-basket-brewers-associationTeams were assigned, a mystery basket of ingredients was presented and each team had to prepare a “meal” that paired with an assigned beer. The session ended with a crash course on bar management and how to pour a perfect pint at the Brewer’s Association offices.


Book Signing and LDEI Fundraiser with Dame Carol Fenster

100 best quick gluten freeJoin Dame Carol Fenster at a book-signing of her latest cookbook, 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes, at the Covered Treasurers Bookstore in Monument, CO on Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 5 PM – 8 PM. The event is part of Historic Downtown Monument’s Art Hop, where the galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until 8 pm for a celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music and other special events. Carol’s share of the proceeds from sales of her book at the event will be donated to the Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. The bookstore is located at 105 Second Street in Monument, CO, 80132.


Dame Michele Morris to Create Recipes for Pork Producer Prairie Grove Farms

PGF-logoColorado Dame Michele Morris has been hired by 100% all-natural pork producer Prairie Grove Farms (a sister company to Niman Ranch under the Natural Food Holdings company umbrella) to create a series of recipes showcasing their cuts of pork and pork products. The 24 recipes will be geared toward home cooks trying to put a quick dinner on the table and will use only natural ingredients, and will feature both summer and winter recipe options. Look for the recipes on the company’s website soon!


Dame Judy Donahoe to Participate in Series at the Boathouse


Meet You at the Boathouse! “Wednesdays in the Park” Series with Bonnie Brae Wine and Liquor 5-8pm! We invite you to join us and help support our favorite causes at the Washington Park Boathouse! Tickets: $60. Have a shipload of wines and beers! (21+) Enjoy delicious food from Catering by Design and music under the stars performed by local artists, from 5:00- 8:00 pm.



Culinary Rx: Transforming the Client Health Journey One Bite at a Time

shutterstock_94300309A transformative continuing education culinary + nutrition experience for chefs, physicians,  dietitians/nutrition experts, nurses and healthcare professionals. This hands-on intensive 3 day program creates synergy between deep nutrition, the kitchen and the professionals whose work influences these areas.  Translate evidence-based nutrition science into recipes and meals that the public understands. Work with food-centric practice-ready educational templates that transform client health and understanding one delicious bite at a time.

Co-hosted by Chef, Author and MD, Dr. Mike (Cardiologist Michael S. Fenster)

Culinary Nutrition Expert, Amanda Archibald, RD

Dr Amy Tucker, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia

Sponsored by the  Office of Continued Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine

Field to Plate extends a $200 discount to members of Les Dames D’Escoffier. Select “General Rate” when registering and use Code LESDAMESRX.

shutterstock_19771654Approved for 18 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Approved for 18 CPE RD/DTR (Commission on Dietetic Registration). Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health: The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 18 hours of participation (equivalent to 18 AMA PRA Category I Credits™)  Culinary Professionals: Approved for 15 CEH (American Culinary Federation).

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15th Annual Indian Market and Powwow at Tesoro Cultural Center

tesoro-logo-website-hdr3In just a few days the 15th Annual Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market Powwow event will start! Created 15 years ago by Colorado Dame Holly Arnold Kinney, the event has now taken on a life of its own. With over 5,000 attendees last year, new staff this year, over 50 volunteers involved, 50 award-winning artists coming from around the country, and HawkQwest showing live hawks and eagles, this year’s event is sure to be spectacular. The event was recently featured in the Denver Post YOUR HUB and John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the entire State of Colorado, has proclaimed the period between May 16, 2015 and May 17, 2015, as
TESORO CULTURAL CENTER INDIAN MARKET AND POWWOW DAYS. Times for the event are Friday May 15,6pm-8pm; Saturday, May 16, 10-5pm; Sunday, May 17, 10-5pm and you can find full details on the website here.

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