Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
In celebration of its 75th Anniversary, Di Bruno Bros. is hosting a series of fundraising events to support the building of a new Neighborhood Kitchen at St. James School in the Allegheny West section of Philadelphia. Di Bruno Bros. is spearheading the St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen fundraising effort, with the goal of raising $75,000 to support the construction of this much-needed kitchen facility.
The kickoff event, “Pick the Perfect Bite,” is a live “taste-off” in which teams of Di Bruno Bros. Cheesemongers and culinary experts prepare deliciously-unique dishes, then let the crowd (and their taste buds) be the judge. “Pick the Perfect Bite” will be held in Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse Upstairs Café (1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107), on Wednesday, April 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Attendees will also enjoy a mouth-watering spread of Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and charcuterie, live action pasta station and gourmet flatbreads. Accompanying sips will be provided by co-sponsors Moore Brothers Wine Company and Weyerbacher Brewing Company.
The live “taste-off” part of the evening begins at 6:30 pm, when every team presents their dish to the audience -- then the sampling and scoring begins and the crowd-voted favorite wins. In addition to bragging rights, the winning team’s dish will be featured on the Di Bruno Bros. 9th Street “After Hours” menu.
Tickets to this culinary fete are just $35 (including buffet, “Perfect Bite” sampling, beer and wine) and are available for purchase through TicketLeap. All proceeds benefit St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen campaign. Di Bruno Bros. will host additional themed fundraising events throughout the year.
“Di Bruno Bros. has been part of the fabric of Philadelphia since 1939, and being one of the founding families of the Philadelphia food community comes with both responsibility and commitment to give back to the city that has supported us for the past 75 years. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate our 75th Anniversary to giving back, by partnering with St. James School to build a Neighborhood Kitchen for the school and surrounding community,” said Bill Mignucci Jr., president and third-generation owner of Di Bruno Bros. “This new kitchen will serve as a Food Resource Center, distributing food and meals to student homes in need, providing fresher and healthier meals for students, and educating the students and the community about cooking and healthy eating. We’re proud to be part of this important effort.”
For more information about “Pick the Perfect Bite” or to purchase tickets visit the event page at http://dibrunobros.ticketleap.com/pick-the-perfect-bite, plus follow the fun at #75for75. For more information about St. James School Neighborhood Kitchen visit http://stjamesphila.org/kitchen.