Philadelphia's FEASTIVAL | Will Return in 2020

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FEASTIVAL will Feature Five Interactive Virtual Culinary Experiences and Performances

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Philadelphia, PAFeasteval - FEASTIVAL, Philadelphia's FringeArts, will return in 2020 with a new virtual event format. the FEASTIVAL Dinner Series, from October 8 – October 11, 2020, will present a curated collection of five interactive culinary experiences.


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This year's FEASTIVAL will offer a mix of food, drink, and performance right to participants' homes. As always, the proceeds of FEASTIVAL will benefit FringeArts, Philadelphia's home for contemporary art.

"Over the past 11-years, it has been an honor to bring people together through FEASTIVAL to celebrate Philadelphia's evolving and thriving culinary and creative arts culture. While this year our event may look a bit different, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to carry out our tradition in a new way that will allow us to continue supporting FringeArts by coming together for food and performance," says Joanne Marder, the Senior Director of Development of the Governor's Woods Foundation and FEASTIVAL.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the hospitality and restaurant industries, FEASTIVAL will be donating to two additional organizations, The Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association's Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania (HARP) fund, an emergency relief fund administering financial grants to unemployed restaurant workers, and Cooking for the Culture, an organization dedicated to highlighting black culinary talent in our city and across the nation and tackling inequity in the kitchen.

Each event ticket purchased will provide access to a box containing the items needed to actively participate in the digital experience from home. As always, the FEASTIVAL events will be paired with a unique performance brought to you by FringeArts.

Tickets for FEASTIVAL are available via their website at

The FEASTIVAL 2020 Lineup Includes

3 in 1: "Not Pizza" Box Cooking Demonstration

Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. | Chefs Ange Branca (Sate Kampar), Joncarl Lachman (Noord & Winkl) & Diana Widjojo (Hardena) | $70

Learn what Malaysian, Dutch, and Indonesian cooking have in common with Ange Branca, Joncarl Lachman, and Diana Widjojo, three talented chefs of very different backgrounds. Streamed live from Winkel, the evening begins with a cooking demonstration led by Ange Branca. Then, participants will join the chefs for a discussion on their experiences in the kitchen and how their cultures intersect.

Attendees will receive a special FEASTIVAL version of Harden's viral "Not Pizza Box," which will be filled with three dishes prepared by the chefs (serves 3-4).

No Pants, No Problem Mixology Class

Thursday, October 8 at 9 p.m. | Resa Mueller (R&D Cocktail Bar) | $125

Mixologist Resa Mueller will teach participants to create three blueprint cocktails featuring Makers Mark and Southern Wine & Spirits products at home, with options for customization to fit their own personal style. Ticket buyers will receive the drink ingredients (3 drinks).

Carnaval Jujeño Cook-a-long

Friday, October 9 at 6 p.m. | Chef Jezabel Careaga (Jezabel’s Cafe & Studio) | $100

Chef Jezabel Careaga will bring the music, spirit, and food of Carnaval in Northwest Argentina to participants' homes! Broadcasting live from the beautiful kitchen at Jezabel's Cafe, Chef Careaga will share the traditions of the Carnaval Jujeño with virtual guests, guiding them as they prepare traditional Argentine empanadas.

Ticket buyers will receive the ingredients (empanada circles and beef/chicken or vegetable filling) needed to follow along with Chef Careaga, a traditional appetizer, humitas, a side dish for your home-baked empanadas, and dessert (serves 2).

Everybody Eats' Philadelphia Cook-a-long

Friday, October 9 at 8 p.m. | Chefs Chefs Gregory Headen, Malik Ali, Curtis Evans, Stephanie Willis & Aziza Young | $100

Join the organization's founding chefs for a celebration of Philadelphia! Enjoy a mini-documentary highlighting the city, their work against food insecurity, and ways to join the movement, followed by an interactive cook-a-long in which you will prepare Everybody Eats' take on the infamous Philly cheesesteak (serves 2). Ticket buyers will receive the ingredients the Philly cheesesteak ingredients.

The Hungry Games Cooking Competition

Sunday, October 11 at 7 p.m. | Chef Elijah Milligan (Cooking for the Culture) | $50

Inspired by The Food Network's Chopped, local Philadelphia chef and Food Network alum Elijah Milligan hosts FEASTIVAL's first cooking competition! Milligan challenges three chefs to utilize a mystery ingredient in a dish to be judged by our panel of culinary experts. Ticket buyers will receive a box of snacks curated by the chefs (serves 1).

FEASTIVAL 2020 is presented in partnership with San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna with additional support from One Digital and The Independence Foundation. For more information, visit

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Joy Franklin
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