The Village Voice's Choice Eats
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door
For general questions about Choice Eats please feel free to write us at:
About Robert Sietsema:
Robert Sietsema was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, and grew up in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas. After getting his bachelors at the University of Texas at Austin and masters at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he moved to New York City, and now he can think of living nowhere else. After working a series of odd jobs, and playing bass in the band Mofungo, he started the world's first food fanzine, Down the Hatch, and parlayed that into a career as restaurant critic at the Village Voice, which he has been doing for 14 years. He's also a regular contributor to Gourmet magazine. Sietsema has a wife who's a textile designer, a daughter who's an engineer at Google.
About The International Food Club at The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Erasmus:
The International Food Club at The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Erasmus is a student organization dedicated to promoting tolerance through knowledge. Throughout the school year they examine different cultures, using their cuisines as a jumping-off point. They try to understand why a culture operates as it does: what is the history? More specifically, they answer questions such as "Why does Vietnamese food have a French influence?" or "How did tomatoes--a New World food--become an Italian staple?"
Since we all eat, food is an excellent medium through which to explore diversity. The International Food Club helps students contextualize their immediate New York City surroundings within the larger world they'll soon encounter. After researching a culture, the group chooses a restaurant that features the cuisine they've been studying and enjoys a meal together.
The Academy Of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus is a small school that opened during the 2006-2007 school year. They are located in the (former) Erasmus campus at 911 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
For more information about the International Food Club at AOHT or to make a donation please contact Camille Boyd at CBoyd6@schools.nyc.gov
There are a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available at Choice Eats. The Village Voices special events staff can create custom sponsorship packages designed to best meet your company's goals and objectives. For more information please contact:
Eden Chen, Director of Marketing and Promotions
Joachim Kearns, Marketing Manager
For Press Inquires:
Julie Lichtenstein, Director of Public Relations