“Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy”

| March 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Eat. Drink. Read.” Provides books for children, coordination of literacy campaigns, referrals for literacy services and more.

For the tenth year, the San Diego Council on Literacy (SDCOL) is challenging San Diego’s finest chefs to prepare gourmet dishes inspired by their favorite book or literary character for its annual “Eat. Drink. Read. A Culinary Event for Literacy.” To be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, the event raises important awareness and funding for SDCOL’s network of affiliated literacy programs.

Complementing an array of savory and sweet tastings, beverages will also be flowing at the event, with San Diego brewers, distillers and winemakers sharing their libations. The event will also showcase live music and a chef battle – with awards presented by celebrity judges for “Best Dish,” “Best Dessert,” “Best Display” and “People’s Choice.”

According to Jose Cruz, CEO of SDCOL, more than 560,000 adults in San Diego have difficulty reading – and most of them are native English speakers. Many of these adults are parents, and their children are adversely affected by their parents’ low-level literacy skills.

“SDCOL unites our community for a vital cause: literacy, which is necessary for our society to thrive,” said Cruz. “In addition to being a much-anticipated annual event, ‘Eat. Drink. Read.’ helps thousands of San Diego children and adults who benefit from our many important programs and resources, including books for children, coordination of literacy campaigns, referrals for literacy services and more.”

Tickets are $65 per person with early bird pricing available from March 4 through March 31, and $75 per person beginning April 1. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.literacysandiego.org/eatdrinkread/.

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