Monday, October 26, 2015

Producers Choice Chef Award Recipient Renee Cornett, Chef Owner of Prairie Plate Restaurant!

Waverly Chef Nominated for dedication to local foods!

Waverly chef & owner of Prairie Plate Restaurant, Renee Cornett, has been selected for the Producers Choice Chef Award. The PCCA recognizes chefs nominated & voted on by NSAS farmers throughout Nebraska for their dedication to local & sustainable foods and farms. Enjoy a 5 course meal prepared by local chefs made with ingredients from local farmers. Chefs will be paired with local sustainable farmers. Chef Renee will be paired with Lakehouse Farm! #5LocalChefs

About Renee:

Renee Cornett, Chef/Owner grew up in Maryland and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy in 1990 upon graduation from the US Naval Academy with a BS in Mathematics.  She completed flight training in 1993 earning her designation as a Naval Aviator.  She flew the H-46 helicopter in HC-5 based in Guam and deployed to numerous locations in the Pacific.  She served in various squadron and staff positions through her 11+ years of service concluding with an honorable discharge in 2001.  

After several tours as a military spouse, she graduated with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts with Honors from Metropolitan Community College, Omaha NE in May 2008. Most recently the family was stationed at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania. 

The many travel experiences throughout the world allowed her to experience flavors and ingredients in their native environment – from fresh mangoes in the groves of Indonesia to Ono grilled and served pier-side in Guam, and young wines out of the cask in Tuscany.  These opportunities reinforced her appreciation for the ‘terroir’ of ingredients and culminated in a month-long ‘stage’ at a restaurant in northern Italy.

About Lakehouse Farm:
Lakehouse Farm is a family owned produce farm northwest of Waverly, Nebraska. We strive to provide a market basket of high quality certified organic produce to our customers while managing the land sustainably.
Lakehouse Farm started growing certified organic fruits and vegetables in 2012 and provides most of the produce for Prairie Plate Restaurant, as well as selling at several local Farmer’s Markets in the Lincoln and Omaha area. 
Lakehouse Farm provided a 20 week CSA in 2015. They are members of the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society

Join us on November 1, 2015 as we celebrate the Fabric of Local Foods. Enjoy a five course meal prepared by local chefs made with ingredients from local producers. Our keynote speaker, Robert Egger, will share challenges and solutions to eliminate intergenerational hunger. Egger is Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, which recovers fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program.

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Engage in a unique farm to table dining experience for one night only. Reserve your seat at the table! Sponsorships and tickets are available.

All proceeds will support programs of Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society and the food hub for No More Empty Pots.
For more information:
Call: 402.502.1642 and ask for Susan

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