Chef Fran Costigan

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Feb
6
Fri
Art of Chocolate Weekend @ Mohonk Mountain House
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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My vegan chocolate demo, after dinner on Friday night, Feb 6th kicks off this sensational weekend as you explore the divine world of chocolate at Mohonk Mountain House.  If you love chocolate, this is the time to visit the mountaintop!  Get the best recipes, advice and samplings from those who have made their chocolate passion a lifetime pursuit.  Chocolate infused Mohonk—two great things mixed together to create the ultimate chocolate obsession.

ART OF CHOCOLATE SPECIAL—15% OFF OUR REGULAR RATES. BOOK NOW!  When making reservations, be sure to specify THE ART OF CHOCOLATE. Inclusive rates feature bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets with dinner as a traditional served meal, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities, including use of the indoor heated swimming pool in our Spa wing.

Mar
14
Sat
Vegan Chocolate Delights at the NYC Veg Food Fest @ The Metropolitan Pavilion
Mar 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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The 5th annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion on March 14-15, 2015 with yummy food samples, inspiring speakers, and fun activities.

Chef Fran, the “Queen of Vegan Desserts” will demonstrate, and you will taste, some quick to make, easy to love desserts, all made with high-percentage ethical chocolate. Fran will offer tips, tricks, and information about types of chocolate as we celebrate everyone’s favorite bean!

For more information or to buy tickets visit http://nycvegfoodfest.com

Apr
10
Fri
Healthy Living Weekend at Mohonk Mountain House
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day

Healthy Living

Spend a weekend learning to eat for your heart, your weight, and your overall health with colorful and delicious foods! Explore and taste how eating healthy can be satisfying and flavorful with expert chefs and authors. My healthy Vegan Chocolate demo is Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.

Special rates are available. For reservations, please call (855) 883-3798. To learn more visit: http://www.mohonk.com/healthy-living

Apr
30
Thu
Vegan Chocolate at Google YouTube @ Google You Tube Offices
Apr 30 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

I’m very excited to see the beautiful space that is the Google YouTube offices in San Bruno, CA. Working with this team, including the pastry chef has been a dream. Did you know that the ingredients are local, organic and fair-traded? The pastry team is making the Ganache Glazed Chocolate Torte to Live For, both wheat and gluten free versions and serving the Vanilla Pastry Cream from Vegan Chocolate. My cookbook trailer, as seen on YouTube will be shown and some of the ingredients from the recipes will be set out in an area of the cafe. I’ll be available to answer questions about the recipes. Do you think the googlers will like the cakes? I’ll be surprised if they don’t. Books will be available for purchase.

May
7
Thu
GoogleLA Vegan Chocolate Demo @ Google LA
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

See the Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building just two blocks from the beach and you’ll have found Google Los Angeles. I’m certainly looking forward to doing an Authors@Google talk and demonstration cooking class. As this is google, the food is fresh, organic and very vegan friendly. I’m making the Chocolate Torte to Live For, Ganache Glazed and serving the cakes with Vanila Cream and fresh berries. A YouTube Video will be made and I’ll post the link. Working at Google LA has it’s benefits.

Jun
20
Sat
The Seed Experience @ Brooklyn Expo Center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

The Seed Expo & Conference

The fourth annual The Seed Experience expo and conference takes place June 20th and 21st. Focusing on living a healthy, compassionate and eco-friendly lifestyle. The two-day festival will be filled with leading national brands and best-of-class local merchants featuring, sampling and selling their delicious plant-based foods, and environment-friendly, cruelty-free products and services. And, the most inspirational roster of speakers yet will be presenting and holding workshops that will empower and introduce you to a plant-based way of life, and answering any of your questions.

  • Over 100 exhibitors will be sampling, selling and showcasing their amazing products and services.
  • World-renowned speakers, doctors and nutritionists, and inspirational champion athletes will be presenting.
  • Top chefs will be giving cooking demonstration.
  • Various workshops will be offered.
  • Award-winning films will be screened with the director present for Q&A.

My cooking demo will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday.

The buy tickets visit: http://theseedexperience.com/expo2015/ticket/  Use the code “fran50” when checking out for a 50% discount.

 

 

Jul
6
Mon
Vegetarian Summerfest @ Conference Center at Pitt-Johnson University
Jul 6 – Jul 10 all-day

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The 42st annual conference is set for July 6 – 10, 2016, at the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown on the University of Pittsburg campus at Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

The conference features experts in the fields of health, nutrition, animal rights, the environment, exercise and related lifestyle areas, plus talented chefs.

Fran will be speaking at the conference, as well as attending classes.

Visit the Vegetarian Summerfest website for more information: http://www.vegetariansummerfest.org/index.htm

Jan
9
Sat
Arizona Vegetarian Food Fest @ The Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm

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The Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival takes place on January 9th and 10th, 2016, at the Scottsdale Civic Amphitheater in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ll be doing chocolate demos at 12:15pm each day.

Visit their website for more information: http://azvegfoodfest.com

 

Jun
4
Sat
Albany VegFest @ Polish Community Center
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The Albany VegFest brings together the global health benefits of green sustainable living, environmental awareness, and compassion for animals and all beings. The festival is Saturday, June 4th at the Polish Community Center on 225 Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, NY.

Fran will be demoing Quick, Easy, Luscious Chocolate Desserts Vegan, Ethical, and Gluten Free from 3:45PM to 4:45PM.

Visit the VegFest’s website for more details: http://albanyvegan.webservicesus.com/VegFest.aspx

Jun
18
Sat
Wrightstown Farmers Market @ Wrightstown Farmers Market
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fran will be at the Wrightstown Farmers Market on June 18 for a cooking demo, tasting, book signing. For more information visit their website: http://wrightstownfarmersmarket.org