Richard Moor - Oct 17, 2011
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The Santa Fe Harvest Festival is about to kick off in New Mexico, USA. November becomes the month of food and wine. Lots of fun shows and competitions, and also one very good cause take place there.

The Santa Fe Harvest Festival certainly represents one of the country’s culinary highlights. Anyone involved in the food and drink industry is attracted there thanks to a myriad of cooking competitions, restaurant races, fun shows for adults and children alike and to top it all, the entire festival supports a nonprofit project ‘Cooking with Kids’.

The kick-off event is the popular Restaurant Relay. Servers from local dining venues race around the Santa Fe Plaza with trays loaded with drinks. Naturally, it is impossible not to spill, yet the race is great fun for all parties.

The Chef Showdown features a tough competition, presided over by celebrity chef judges who choose the most skillful and creative culinary expert. Cooking fans who have not yet reached the ‘professional’ stage are welcome to join the amateur version of the competition.

Many visitors buy passes to the festival, which secure significant discounts to many restaurants and bars, offer unlimited cooking classes created for kids and adults alike. Another appealing perk are the wine tasting lessons as well as discount on accommodation between 1-23rd November, the duration of the festival.

A minimum of $10 of each pass sold goes to Cooking with Kids, a non-profit organization. Its basis is working with elementary school children to teach them about healthy life style and good eating habits.

They learn how to prepare affordable food and in today’s world, this is a truly inspiring approach. Hopefully, this November will once again attract many visitors who will help local children change their approach to food.

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