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On the Road Dinner Series Launched in Evansville

On the Road Dinner Series Launched in Evansville

We’ve been busy here at Culinary Crossroads with our efforts to spotlight Indiana’s culinary culture and shine a spotlight on chefs and restaurants throughout the state. After last year’s successful Spring Dinner Series, we decided to take the show on the road! “The On the Road dinner series is very important to us,,” said Culinary Crossroads founder Larry Dickerson. “So often statewide programs end up being Indy centric. We were committed to the fact that this is a statewide initiative.” Our first On the Road dinner took place in Evansville in October and brought together three of that city’s top chef ambassadors for a collaborative dinner. The dinner took place at Copper House with chef/owner Charissa Perkins along with chef Jeremiah...

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Supper Club Series a Success

Supper Club Series a Success

We love it when one great idea leads to another! For more than six months now, Culinary Crossroads has partnered with Paramount Schools of Excellence on a terrific dinner project, our Sunday Supper Club series. It all came about after Paramount CEO Tommy Reddicks attended one of our spring dinners last year. Following the dinner, Tommy reached out about his goal to continue an effort he and his late wife, Kelly Wensing, had begun during the pandemic. Their “Bring Back the Chefs” series of multi-course dinners prepared by some of the city’s top chefs had provided much-needed support to chefs when so many of their restaurants had been shuttered due to Covid restrictions. We worked with Tommy to continue the series under the Culinary...

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Looking Back at 2021

Looking Back at 2021

It’s almost spring and all of us here at Culinary Crossroads are gearing up for a busy and delicious 2022! But before we get started on what’s cooking in 2022, we thought we’d look back at 2021. What a year, right? Despite the ongoing challenges of a pandemic, in 2021 we continued our work of spotlighting the people, places, products and services of the Indiana culinary community. We worked hard to reconnect local food fans with chefs and restaurants, especially important after so much time spent at home with our sourdough starters and carry-out dinners. With that goal in mind, we launched our Spring Dinner Series in April 2021, a six-week series at Highland Golf & Country Club in Indianapolis with Ivy Tech Community College as our...

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Congratulations to the newest World Food Champion Lidia Haddadian!

Congratulations to the newest World Food Champion Lidia Haddadian!

The October 3rd airing of the World Food Championship Final Table Indy docu-series on The Cooking Channel and the announcement of the $100,000 Final Table winner Lidia Haddadian was a fitting ending to months of hard work and planning. Our many thanks to the Lt. Governor, naming and product sponsors, expert judges and those behind the scenes that made this seemingly impossible dream come true for Indianapolis and Indiana. Culinary Crossroads overcame the many challenges of holding the premier “Food Sport“ competition in the middle of a pandemic, while showcasing the Indiana culinary industry. Culinary Crossroads is dedicated to sharing the stories of extraordinary people, products, processes and places which define the Indiana Culinary...

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