Nick Grimes served from 2004-2011 in the United States Army on Active Duty. He served a total 27 months in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York. Upon his discharge from the military in 2011, Nick moved with his wife and son to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2011-2015 he served as the Director of the Hazelwood Meals On Wheels Program. In 2015 Nick joined Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. as the Operations Coordinator.
Join us Saturday, May 16th in California-Kirkbride (North Side) at Jacksonia Parklet from 11:00-2:00PM for the family-friendly event!
“This year the festival’s events are inspired by a farm-to-table food concept and a desire to address the neighborhood’s limited access to fresh produce. Two highlights of the event? Food Feud, a friendly cook-off between local celebrity chefs and neighborhood residents, and the Farm n’ Fun Kid Zone with lots of amazing activities focused on healthy eating. Look for an appearance by Daniel Tiger!”
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Join LDI XXII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., in this year’s PopUp! Pittsburgh project, Fresh Fest! Fresh Fest will be a fun-filled afternoon of exciting entertainment and family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh’s lively Northside neighborhood, California-Kirkbride, May 16, 2015. Based on the farm-to-table concept, Fresh Fest will be full of exciting opportunities to entertain the entire family.
You won’t want to miss one of the highlight events of the day, Food Feud! Food Feud is going to be all out cooking competition between California-Kirkbride neighborhood residents and local celebrity chefs.
Three rounds of competition—vegetable, meat, and pre-made baked good—will pit three different celebrity chefs against three different neighborhood residents and/or teams. A panel of judges including local celebrities as well as neighborhood residents will choose the winner of each round and an overall best dish winner.
At Fresh Fest, you’ll also want to spend some family time in Farm n’ Fun, a kids zone full of hands-on activities. Included will be a make and take area where kids can create their own dish to take home or to eat right there. And, be sure to check out the farm exploration tasting section where kids will learn about different farming practices through engaging demonstrations.
We hope that you will join us in California-Kirkbride on May 16, 2015, for Fresh Fest. Check back for more updates on celebrity chefs and other activities and collaborating partners including Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, Neighborhood Allies, The Buhl Foundation, Farm Truck Foods, and our presenting sponsor Highmark.
The LDI class is currently collecting submissions for California-Kirkbride residents to sign up as chefs or judges for Food Feud. ContactFreshFest2015@gmail.com for more information.
PopUp! Pittsburgh 2015 is conducted in partnership with Northside Coalition for Fair Housing.
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