Chef Richard Ingraham, who was born in Liberty City, is returning to his birthplace on April 14, 2012 to lead a Celebrity Food Demo for youth, parents, and community residents at the Liberty City Farmers’ Market, which takes places at the TACOLCY Park on NW 62nd Street & NW 8th Avenue each Thursday and Saturday. The market is managed by Urban GreenWorks and supported by Youth L.E.A.D.’s youth apprentices and community outreach efforts.
Ingram is a personal celebrity chef for Dwayne Wade and his girlfriend, Gabrielle Union. He has generously agreed to share his cooking expertise on April 14th to show youth and residents how to prepare locally-grown, seasonal produce from the farmer’s market in a healthy manner. Ingram will also speak on the important of nutrition for health and physical performance in sports.
The Celebrity Food Demo Event will be held from 1-3 pm on Saturday April 14th at TACOLCY Park. In addition to Ingraham’s food demo, the farmers’ market will host live music by Buffalo Brown, youth poets, and a Youth L.E.A.D. smoothie stand featuring organic, seasonal fruits.
The event is being organized and funded by Youth L.E.A.D., an emerging food justice nonprofit that educates, empowers and employs youth from Liberty City and Opa Locka as Food Justice Activists at partnering farmers’ markets and community gardens.