Chefs And Restaurateurs Unite For First Annual National Eat Local Day, September 22

Chef Sarah Stegner of Northbrook-IL Prairie Grass Cafe and Cindy Kurman of Kurman Communications, Inc. have founded National Eat Local Day to be held annually on the Fall Equinox, September 22. "Our hope is that leading chefs across the country can work together to raise awareness of the importance of supporting our local sustainable farms. We hope to increase the flow of local sustainable food to the restaurant tables across the country in order to protect our farm lands and to ensure their success so future generations have access, said Stegner.

Joining the two in their efforts are chefs Alice Waters and J�r�me Waag at Chez Panesse (Berkeley, CA), Alison Price Becker (Alison Eighteen, New York City), Stephanie Pearl Kimmel (March�, Eugene OR), Francois de Melogue (Figue Mediterranean, La Quinta CA), Mark Grosz (Oceanique, Evanston IL), Paul Fehribach (Big Jones, Chicago IL), Jamie Leeds (Hank's Oyster Bar and Lounge, Washington DC), Nora Pouillon (Restaurant Nora, Washington DC), Norman Van Aken (Tuyo, Miami, FL) and Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris (Prairie Grass Cafe, Northbrook, IL) and Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill and Topolobampo). The list will continue to grow.

For more information about National Eat Local Day, please visit the website at www.nationaleatlocalday.com.

Contact: 

Kurman Communications, Inc.
Cindy Kurman / Lee Barrie
(312) 651-9000
kurmanstaff@kurman.com