DECEMBER FOOD FESTIVALS & EVENTS

December 1-2, 2012  Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival - Ruskin, Florida
The Ruskin area was once referred to as the ‘Salad Bowl of America’, mainly because of the wonderful vine-ripe ‘Ruskin Tomato’. The agricultural diversity of the area is celebrated at this annual festival. Events include a plant show & sale, car & tractor shows, crafts, history exhibit, and entertainment.

December 5, 2012  Celebrity Chef Tour - Sarasota, Florida
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

December 6, 2012  The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza - Hollywood, Florida
Features a sampling of over 100 of Scotland's most prestigious single malt & Scotch whiskies, as well as unique single malts from Ireland and Japan.  The Extravaganza takes place during the spring and fall seasons. Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment.

December 7, 2012  Death By Chocolate - Largo, Florida
Presented by the Rotary Club of Largo, the event includes dessert samples from local restaurants, live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes in the beautiful setting of Largo's Central Park. Supports local youth and empowerment initiatives.

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DECEMBER FOOD FESTIVALS & EVENTS

December 1-2, 2012  Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival - Ruskin, Florida
The Ruskin area was once referred to as the ‘Salad Bowl of America’, mainly because of the wonderful vine-ripe ‘Ruskin Tomato’. The agricultural diversity of the area is celebrated at this annual festival. Events include a plant show & sale, car & tractor shows, crafts, history exhibit, and entertainment.

December 5, 2012  Celebrity Chef Tour - Sarasota, Florida
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

December 6, 2012  The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza - Hollywood, Florida
Features a sampling of over 100 of Scotland's most prestigious single malt & Scotch whiskies, as well as unique single malts from Ireland and Japan.  The Extravaganza takes place during the spring and fall seasons. Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment.

December 7, 2012  Death By Chocolate - Largo, Florida
Presented by the Rotary Club of Largo, the event includes dessert samples from local restaurants, live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes in the beautiful setting of Largo's Central Park. Supports local youth and empowerment initiatives.

  Festival information provided by foodreference.com

 


 Editor-in-Chief

Chef Jonathan Judy

UCF Rosen College

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Contributing Editors

Lisa Bruttell Grant

VP and Co-Owner, Arthur’s Catering

 

Chef Ralph Rendsland

Three2Oh, Owner

 

Dr. Mary Jo Ross, CPCE

UCF Professor, Foodservice & Lodging