Contact: Caiti Carrow
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CHIPOTLE PRESENTS CULTIVATE MINNEAPOLIS AT LORING PARK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
Chipotles food, ideas, and music festival brings celebrity chefs, musicians, and exclusive food and drink offerings to Minneapolis for a second year
WHAT: Cultivate Minneapolis, presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, is an all-day festival free to the public on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The one-day festival will host celebrity chefs for cooking demos, numerous live music performances, local food artisans, neighboring breweries and wineries, an exclusive Chipotle Festival menu, as well as a diverse set of activities highlighting food made with environmentally sustainable ingredients that also are affordable. Now in its 5th year, Chipotle created the Cultivate Festival in 2011 to encourage festival-goers to be more curious about their food and where it comes from. As such, Cultivate aims to bring people together to think and talk about food and food-related issues in a fun and engaging environment.
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Loring Park. Photography and b-roll will be available upon request. For information on getting there, visit here.
FOOD: Demonstrations from top chefs include:
· 11:30 a.m.: Jim Christiansen of Heydey
· 12:50 p.m.: Jamie Malone and Erik Anderson from the upcoming Brut
· 2:15 p.m.: Gavin Kaysen from Spoon and Stable
· 3:45 p.m.: Richard Blais from Top Chef All Stars, Juniper & Ivy, The Spence and Flip
· 5:15 p.m.: Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Canteen
Featured Eats: Chipotles culinary team created signature dishes exclusive to Cultivate with fresh, sustainable ingredients such as a Pork Belly Gordita, Chorizo Tostada, and more. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, Chipotles Asian concept, will also serve food during the festival.
Tasting Hall: Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing Company has produced a one-of-a-kind Cultivate Farmhouse Ale available only at Cultivate. Other local craft beer, wine and ciders will also be available such as Sociable Cider Werks, Bent Paddle Brewing Co., and more.
Artisan Hall: Sample food from local food artisans such as Jonny Pops, Patisserie 46, Groveland Confections, Nikkolettes Macarons, Dunn Brothers Coffee, Saras Tipsy Pies, and more.
Interactive experiences will focus on sustainable food practices, including an exhibit explaining how to make Chipotles guacamole, the reality of processed foods and a Kids Zone with snacks and fun activities such as the Paint A Tee station and The Loomstate Cotton Pit. Cultivate partners will also offer special experiences as well. To learn more about the activities at Cultivate, visit here.
MUSIC: The musical lineup includes:
· 12:10 p.m.: Hippo Campus
· 1:30 p.m.: Anderson East
· 3 p.m.: X Ambassadors
· 4:30 p.m.: Atlas Genius
· 6 p.m.: Walk The Moon
· DJ Christopher Golub will be spinning between sets
To learn more about the the 2015 Cultivate Minneapolis Festival, visit http://chipotlecultivate.com/cities/minneapolis/.
To sign-up for a press pass for Cultivate Minneapolis, please contact Caiti Carrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 618.670.8876. Interview opportunities may be available on-site with top Chipotle representatives, chefs, and more upon request and availability.
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but thatwhere possibleare sustainably grown and Responsibly Raised with respect for the animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards. This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more than 1,800 restaurants including 10 ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor in an entity that owns and operates two Pizzeria Locale restaurants. For more information, visit Chipotle.com.