Sedona AZ (March 29, 2017) – The 4rd Annual Canned Sedona, a benefit for the Yavapai Food Council and other local charities, is underway and the organizing committee is now taking applications for local Amateur Chefs to compete, Charities to award and Sponsors for this exciting, tantalizing, and fun packed event. Last year’s Canned was a great success and plans are underway to make this one bigger and better than the last.
Canned Sedona, to be held October 1, 2017 at Tlaquepaque, is a cooking competition based on “Chopped”, a television series featured on the Food Network. Charities will be represented by local Amateur Chefs who will compete in a cook-off equipped with a barbeque grill and a basket of mystery ingredients. Entertainment, wine tasting, and food will be offered for the attendee’s enjoyment.
Admission is a canned food item for the Sedona Food Bank plus a small donation. The attendee gets to choose which charity their admission donation goes to. The winning chef will receive bragging rights and a gift basket full of goodies!
The committee is currently seeking applications from local charities whose mission benefits one of the following categories: animals, women and children, arts and culture, and the humanities. The selected charities will exhibit at the event to promote their organization and based on their donations, receive event proceeds. Canned Sedona requires that all proceeds received by the charity stay in the Verde Valley and be used for one of the above purposes. Each charity will be featured on all promotional materials and the committee encourages charity promotions as well. Application deadline is April 30th, 2017.
Applications are also being accepted from local Amateur Chefs for the competition. If you’ve dreamed of hearing those words’ “Chefs, open your baskets”, now is the time to step forward and show the community what you’ve got. There will be an elimination round prior to the event to narrow the field to the Chef finalists. Each Chef will be assigned a charity that they will represent.
To apply, become a sponsor or learn more about the event, please visit www.cannedsedona.com or request an application at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canned Sedona: building community support one dollar at a time through a passion for cooking and friendly competition.
Canned Sedona is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation, all donations are tax-deductible.