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Life's Kitchen Annual Sparkling Wine Spectacular

Friday, Oct. 21, The Rose Room

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When you go to your average restaurant, you walk out full but maybe not fulfilled. Well, if the restaurant doubles as a vocational training program for students seeking better employment opportunities, it has the potential to be much more satisfying.

That's the case with Life's Kitchen, which trains young adults ages 16-20 to work in restaurant kitchens and earn a GED or high school diploma. Students often go on to work successfully in food service or other industries.

Life's Kitchen earns some of its funding from a student-staffed lunch cafe and catering services, but for the rest, it needs help from grants and the community. The Sparkling Wine Spectacular is one way community members can chip in and keep Life's Kitchen cooking.

The event has been the main fund-raising event for Life's Kitchen for four years, boasting a range of wines and hors d'oeuvres, as well as live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. To illustrate how big a difference it makes when young adults in the community get support and training, Life's Kitchen students will meet with guests and talk about their experiences. Like Life's Kitchen itself, the Sparkling Wine Spectacular will satisfy your stomach and your soul.