Chef Budd’s Updates -February is not too late to do a wrap up of last year, is it?

Events I hosted and participated in 2016, and the beginning of 2017

  1. Traveled to New Orleans to study Culinary Medicine at Tulane University in July. We have plans to run a program at PCOM
    and I have been asked to be the lead Chef/Administrator of the program.
  2. Mike McGrath from “you bet your garden” on NPR radio was the keynote speaker once again, at the Spring City library Gala
    in September, I prepared an Apple flambe dish for the guests with local apples and ice cream.
  3. Attended and supported Farmers at Farm Aid in Virginia, and enjoyed some entertaining music.
  4. Also in September recruited to present a spectacular Poke station at a gala in Washington, DC.
  5. In October flew to Atlanta as a consultant to train management and refresh the cafe.
  6. For the second year in a row celebrated National Eating Healthy Day with the American Heart Association where I was
    featured at Comcast center for a lunchtime healthy eating cooking demonstration in November of 2016.
  7. In December I hosted a book signing/ speaking engagement at Barnes and Noble in Devon
  8. I enjoyed presenting a 3 part speaking series at the Spring City Library about purchasing local goods, sustainability, and
    each session included a cooking demonstration.

Moving into 2017

  1. Guest lecturer for a nutrition class from Drexel University where we discussed local purchasing at PCOM in Philadelphia PA
  2. Two part cooking class at the Free Library in Philadelphia for the “We Hearts” representing the American Heart Association
  3. Participating in second of a series of mindful eating class for the mind and body club at PCOM featuring a local simply
    prepared meal eaten in silence.
  4. Second annual healthy cooking demonstration at PCOM for student Wellness week.


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