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FOOD BUZZ Davidson County

  • Mary E. Rittling Conference Center, DCCC Davidson Community College Rd Thomasville, NC, 27360 United States (map)

Food Matters. Live, work, and thrive in a sustainable food economy. 

Guest Speaker: Proximity Hotel's Dennis Quaintance
PLUS Local Food Sample Menu

The Davidson County Local Food Network presents our FOOD BUZZ series. The first Food Buzz meet-up features guest speaker, Dennis Quaintance founder of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants & Hotels.

From assistant housekeeper in Montana to CEO of his own restaurant and hotel company, Mr. Quaintance is a pioneer in the industry with regards to his environmentally-conscious standards in constructing his hotels, his emphasis on local food in the restaurants he owns and more recently social equity through the ownership structure of Proximity Hotel, which is now 100% employee-owned. 

Come enjoy this opportunity to learn from Dennis Quaintance's restaurant and hospitality experience and indulge in some local food samples.

A delicious sampling of local food

Scratch-made ramen noodles
by Chef Daniel Huynh of Shoto's (Lexington)
Flour from Carolina Ground

Choice of pasture-raised chicken broth or miso vegetable broth (vegan friendly-option)
(Buck Creek Farm, Crossings Farm, Sandy Creek Farm)

Noodle bowls will be topped by a selection of fresh herbs and vegetables
(High Rock Nursery, J & S Farm, Persimmon Branch Farm, Guilford College Farm)
Catering provided by California Fresh Catering

Pastries using local strawberries by chef Becca Franklin (High Rock Nursery)
 Apple Walnut Cake with Bull City Ciderworks Rhize Up! Glaze by Grow and Go Girls
Flour from Carolina Ground

Gentle Harmony Farm offers a choice of hot lemon balm tea or chilled Tulsi Holy Basil tea, and Jimmy the Bartender will be on hand at the cash bar offering two of his most popular drinks - seasonal of course!

Learn about other food activities in the region from guest displays such as Homegrown Heroes, Davidson County Farm Tour, Davidson County Extension's Beginner Farm Courses, Davidson County Local Food Network, Grow and Go Girls and other organizations!

Event Design by The Stylemakers!
The StyleMakers (home•event•commercial design - Jennifer Hutton and Kim Kanoy) will be curating food-centric decor

About Dennis Quaintance

Earlier Event: March 22
Steering Committee Meeting
Later Event: June 16
Davidson County Farm Tour 2018