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An Afternoon of Culinary Adventure: City Sprouts Annual Grow With Us Gala

Omaha, NE (August 1, 2019) - City Sprouts is hosting their annual Grow With Us Gala. The theme of this year’s Gala is An Afternoon of Culinary Adventure, featuring live culinary demonstrations by local gourmet chefs and signature dishes and cocktails using City Sprouts’ fresh produce for a unique dining experience.

This year’s guest chefs will demonstrate how they create their dishes and dessert using City Sprouts’ August harvest of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Guests are invited to join in the excitement by entering a raffle to be sous chef to the gourmets, as they prepare each special recipe for the audience. The culinary students of Metropolitan Community College replicate these dishes for the entire crowd to sample.

The acclaimed guest chefs for this year’s gala include:

  • Daniel Szucs, Marriott Downtown located in the Capital District

  • Jacob Newton, Executive Chef of V.Mertz located in the Old Market

  • Kimbler Harrold, Chef of the Scott Conference Center

  • Brian Langbehn, Founder, Chef, & Scoopologist of Coneflower Creamery in Blackstone

  • Katie Arant, Chef & Ice Cream Artisan of Coneflower Creamery in Blackstone

Our featured cocktail will be an Elderberry Smash, with elderberry syrup and herbs from City Sprouts. Beer and spirits will also be provided by Lucky Bucket Brewing at the bar.

The Gala takes place on Sunday, August 18 from 1:30-4pm at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, located at the Fort Street Campus at 5300 N 30th Street.

City Sprouts invites community members to attend and participate in the Gala. Businesses and organizations can purchase a table for 10 or sponsor the Gala at one of four sponsorship levels, featuring a variety of benefits. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at, or by emailing Roxanne Draper, Executive Director at This fundraiser supports the City Sprouts Urban Farming Internship, which trains local, underserved youth in farming, culinary arts, practical life skills, education, and public health each summer.

About Us: City Sprouts, a 501c3 nonprofit, is Omaha’s longest-running community garden. Originally founded in 1995, City Sprouts has expanded our facilities from our original community garden to include an education center, an urban farm, a second community garden in South Omaha, and a chicken coop full of laying hens. By providing education on gardening and sustainability, fresh and affordable food, a community gathering space, and employment opportunities, City Sprouts empowers the community to sustainably grow, eat, provide and promote healthy, local foods. Learn more at

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