One Book, One Rockford programs featuring Anthony Bourdain and
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
So You Want to be a Chef?
Thursday, May 3, 2007
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cliffbreakers Convention Center
Part of the One Book, One Rockford showcase, this event will take place at Cliffbreakers, where participants will get a tour of the kitchen, and then adjourn to a meeting room to participate in a panel discussion about the many faceted career choices in the culinary field. The panel will feature a local chef from Cliffbreakers Convention Center; Paul Sletten from Brio, a local restaurant owner; Mike Zema a culinary instructor from Elgin Community College; and Rebecca Cook, a student from Elgin Community College Culinary Arts program. For ages 13-18. Registration is required.
Book discussion of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Thursday, May 10, 2007
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Main Library Auditorium
215 N. Wyman St.
Please join us for an enjoyable discussion of the book for One Book, One Rockford – Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain. Come to discuss the book if you’ve read it, or come to find out what really goes on behind the kitchen door!
A Cook’s Tour of Downtown
Thursday, May 17, 2007
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
You don’t have to leave Rockford to try some of the finest cuisine in the Midwest. Just $25 allows you to sample cuisine from 8 downtown Rockford restaurants. When you find something you love, pick up a recipe card and build your own recipe book as a souvenir. Perfect for the “foodie” who wants to discover downtown. You may reserve tickets online now, but payment can be made at any RPL location starting March 1st. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 9th.
Anthony Bourdain: “Kitchen Confidential”
Friday, May 18, 2007
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Giovanni’s, 610 N. Bell School Rd.
Join Rockford Public Library as we welcome Anthony Bourdain to Rockford. Bourdain will speak about his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. This free lecture will be followed by a book signing. A maximum of 5 tickets may be reserved online at www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/events. For parties of 6 or more, please call (815) 987-6609 for group tickets.
NOTE: Tickets will be available for pick up starting March 1st. All tickets must be picked up at the Main Library, 215 N. Wyman St., by noon on Friday, May 18th or at the door of Giovanni’s between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. the night of the program. All unclaimed tickets will be made available to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner with Bourdain hosted by the Rockford Public Library Foundation
Saturday, May 19, 2007
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Rockford Country Club
After traveling the world for his book, A Cook's Tour, and making 32 episodes of a television series, Anthony Bourdain tells you everything you want to know about the strange and fabulous meals he's eaten all over the world. Join us for cocktails, dinner and great stories from Anthony Bourdain himself. Tickets are $75 each. Proceeds benefit Rockford Public Library. Please contact Renee Jensen, Development Officer, at 987-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or sponsor table information.
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The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.