Indulgence presents NAIT Awards with $26,000 to start culinary bursary

Edmonton, AB, June 21, 2011 – On Monday, June 13, Indulgence a Canadian epic of food and wine celebrated its 11th year, over $200,000 raised for the Junior League of Edmonton and a brand new NAIT culinary bursary. At the annual event, Indulgence co-founder and past co-chair Mary Bailey presented a cheque of $26,000 to Louise Charron of NAIT Awards to start the Slow Food Indulgence Bursary.

This new $1500 Slow Food Indulgence annual bursary will be available to NAIT culinary grads to fund a stage at a farm, vineyard or in locovore restaurants and purveyors. The funding has come from a decade of Indulgence budgets, ably managed by treasurer Joanne Tkachuk; a decade of wineries, farmers and restaurants funding the Indulgence bursary via registration fees.

Not only does the bursary aim to encourage culinary alumni’s personal and professional knowledge of and connection with farm to table gastronomy, but it also continues the serious work of Indulgence — introducing farmers to chefs to continue growing our unique Northern Alberta gastronomic culture.

Indulgence a Canadian epic of food and wine is an annual Slow Food event that aims to introduce farmers to chefs to build relationships, foster modern gastronomic traditions of food and wine and introduce Edmontonians to our excellent local producer’s offerings, prepared by our top culinary talent, and paired with world-class Canadian wines.

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