Chef Fran Costigan

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Sep
27
Sat
Portland VegFest 2014 @ Oregon Convention Center Exhibit Hall A
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

 

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I’m very happy to a doing a cooking demo and book signings Saturday and Sunday,  Sept, 27 and 28th in Portland at Oregon’s largest plant-based food event! 

  • Free samples of hundreds of different foods!
  • Speakers
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Ask the Experts
  • Family and Teen Activities
  • Restaurants
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Film Screenings
Oct
8
Wed
Reading, Tasting and Book Signing at Elevated Ice Cream Co. @ The Elevated Ice Cream Co.
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Oct
24
Fri
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food Annual Gala @ New York Academy of Medicine
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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All funds will support NY Coaltion for Healthy School Food’s work to get healthy, plant based meals in schools as well as the coalition’s nutrition education programs.

 

Sponsors:
American Bean Products
Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Candle Cafe West
Forks Over Knives
Franchia
Fruit Bliss
Lunch Hour
Nutiva
Power Plant Life
Restaurants:
American Bean Products
Angelica Kitchen
Babycakes
Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Candle Cafe West
DF Mavens
Fran Costigan
Franchia
Fruit Bliss
Gustorganics
Henry’s
Jay Kitchen
Laura Dardi
Mediterranean Gyros Products
National Kale Day
Rama Sushi
Regal Vegan
Terri
Treeline Cheese
Veggiecation
V-Spot
Beverages:
Ayala’s Herbal Water
D’Vida Green Smoothies
Tumeric Alive
Wolaver’s Organic Brewing
Honorees:
Henry’s
Ithaca City School District Child Nutrition Program
Jennie Steinhagen – Volunteer
Lunch Hour Movie
Whole Foods Market/Rick Marquardt
Silent Auction
Raffle
Gift Bags

Oct
25
Sat
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival @ Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm

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This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more delicious plant-based foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it’s all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.

You also can learn of ways to help animals and protect the environment, and enhance your health and well being. There are activities for kids, too!

I’ll be doing a baking demo on Sunday. The time is TBD.

 

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.

Feb
19
Thu
La Fashionista Compassionista Launch Party @ Punto Space
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Party with us! GUEST LIST ONLY. TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP YOUR FULL NAME AND GUEST (+1) TO: INFO@LAFCNYC.COM AND RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION.

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

Mar
25
Wed
IACP Conference @ Marriott Renaissance
Mar 25 – Mar 30 all-day

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The IACP 2015 Annual Conference takes place in Washington, D.C, March 27-30 at the Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel. I’ll be there as an attendee, not a speaker, but I’ll be blogging about the conference as well as the vegan scene in DC.

Visit the IACP website for more information: http://www.iacp.com/blog/more/2015_conference_highlights

Jul
8
Wed
Vegetarian Summerfest @ Conference Center at Pitt-Johnson University
Jul 8 – Jul 12 all-day

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The 41st annual conference is set for July 8 – 12, 2015, (Wednesday through Sunday.) at the theConference 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.

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

Aug
31
Mon
Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive© @ Natural Gourmet Institute
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 4:30 pm

Vegan Baking Boot Camp Grads

1 lecture/demonstration; 4 all-day hands-on classes

  • Classes are limited to 14. REGISTER EARLY!
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
  • Fran’s 2 cookbooks are included in the fee. 

1912481_507085732741835_989010418_nIf you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field with the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive©. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, or odd ingredients. The entire operation was developed by Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts. You’ll  gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions, as you learn about foundational pastry technique and ingredients specific to vegan baking. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), root starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers and everyone in between will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be our finale.

Visit http://www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/vegan-baking-boot-camp-intensive-course/ to register.