AN ALL DAY EVENT TO SUPPORT AND CONNECT OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH FOOD!
Celebrity Cooking Event, Food, Vendors, Demos and More in Naples & Immokalee!
ABOUT THE EVENT
Now in its third year, the Culinary Connection Day has taken on a more significant role in working to connect and support communities, consumers and culinary entrepreneurs. The event focuses on creating awareness and support to further the connectivity between the small farming community of Immokalee and aspiring culinary entrepreneurs in every stage of their business.
The vast difference between the wealthy community of Naples and the impoverished city of Immokalee cannot be denied. Both towns are in Collier County, Florida, yet - many Naples residents have never ventured out to explore and experience the farm-rich community of Immokalee. In 2018, The Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee opened its doors to bridge the gap between Naples and Immokalee through the power of food and entrepreneurship. The Accelerator is a community commercial kitchen that provides an affordable space where aspiring culinary entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into a reality. Local businesses and consumers from throughout Southwest Florida are drawn to this annual event to meet, mingle, and discover the products and people growing out in Immokalee.
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170 AIRPARK BLVD | IMMOKALEE, FL
This year’s event is broken into two venues! We start the day in Immokalee at the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee where you can enjoy meeting current members who are developing projects for retail right here in Immokalee! You’ll also get to enjoy:
• Celebrity Cooking Event
• Raffle & Prizes
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2880 BECCA AVE., | NAPLES, FL 34112
One of Naples hottest new culinary destinations in Naples is the Celebration Food Truck Park! They have graciously agreed to host our After Party Event this year! The Culinary Accelerator, it’s members, vendors and other will be on site to raise funds and awareness.
• Live Music
• And More!
WHY WE THINK FOOD MATTERS:
FOOD CONNECTS PEOPLE. PEOPLE CONNECT IDEAS. IDEAS MOLD THE FUTURE.
LOCAL CELEBRITY CHEFS
We’re partnering up with local celebrity chefs that will take on the challenge of crafting one of the favorite recipes in our kitchens using locally sourced ingredients! Each chef will be paired with one of our aspiring culinary entrepreneurs for the opportunity to work together and create a dish that will leave your mouth watering!
SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS
All proceeds from the event go directly to the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee to support their mission, their members and their culinary entrepreneurship program and facility. Please consider supporting this year’s event by becoming a sponsor. Download our Sponsor Packet below.