Do you believe companies should exercise fair trade practices? Then come to Fair World Trade Day from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Maui Culinary Academy in Kahului.
The fund raiser for Slow Food Maui costs $15 for admission. It's one of the best deals around, as you get tastes of food. In addition, the first 50 people to RSVP will receive a gift bag chock full of chocolate bars, tea, quinoa and Dr. Bronner products.
"Come and listen to the talk on why we should care about World Fair Trade practices," says Chris Speere of MCA. "This event inspires our students to celebrate the diversity of food from across the globe."
Maui Culinary Academy’s Chris Speere poses with a gift bag, one of 50 that will be given to the first people who sign up for the Fair World Trade Day Wednesday at UH Maui College.
The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo
"Island people here care about sustainability and keeping farmers in business," adds Elyse Ditzel of Whole Foods Market Kahului, sponsor of the event with MCA and Slow Food Maui.
"This is also an opportunity to help and learn more about other vendors and farmers in the world who care about fair trade."
Maui Culinary Academy is also keeping with its Taste Education theme of monthly events, in which it offers small tastes of food. Student chefs will create two dishes and WFM chefs will bring two of their own dishes.
MCA student chefs will make coral-rice soup with local asparagus and onions with pancetta and black pepper; and black quinoa cakes with spinach and feta. WFM will bring coconut-rice pudding as well as vegan no-bake cookies.
To RSVP, visit www.slowfoodmaui.org.