May 3rd Panel On Culinary Training Programs Hosted by Eating Liberally

Save The Date! Eating Liberally and the Food Systems Network NYC invite you to join us on May 3rd at 6:30 pm for a screening of Pressure Cooker, an uplifting documentary about a hilariously tough (but loving) high school teacher in Philly named Wilma Stephenson who puts her underprivileged urban students through a kind of culinary boot camp to help them win scholarships to the country's best culinary schools (think Rocky meets To Sir, With Love, with a dash of Gordon Ramsey).

Rachael Ray is so impressed by Wilma's extraordinary success at goading her students into achieving their full potential that she surprised the feared-but-adored teacher last month by gifting her with a state-of-the-art makeover of her kitchen and classroom--to be unveiled, coincidentally, on Rachael's May 3rd show.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Pressure Cooker director Jennifer Grausman and Lynn Fredericks, the Family Cook Productions founder whose Teen Iron Chef program is empowering youths all over the country by teaching them how to prepare fresh, wholesome foods and work as a team.

Grausman and Fredericks will be joined by several youths whose lives have been transformed by such cooking programs, including Fatoumata Dembele, one of the stars of Pressure Cooker, and Dexter Ambrose, a student at Brooklyn Automotive High who has embraced heathy cooking and food gardening with the encouragement of teacher Jenny Kessler, whose course entitled "Food, Land, and You" was recently written up by the New York Times.

Light refreshments will be served.

Where: The Tank, 354 W. 45th Street between 8th and 9th Aves.

When: 6:30 doors open, 6:45 screening, 8:15 panel


Tickets can be purchased here.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Systems Network NYC.  To learn more or become a member, visit www.foodsystemsnyc.org.  Event hosted by Eating Liberally