Philly's: Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off

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Philadelphia, PA - The Big Backyard Nursery School kicks off its Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off fundraiser, featuring savory, spicy and straightforward entries from some of city’s hottest purveyors, on October 16 from 3:30-6:30pm in the northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy.Philadelphia, PA - The Big Backyard Nursery School kicks off its Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off fundraiser, featuring savory, spicy and straightforward entries from some of city’s hottest purveyors, on October 16 from 3:30-6:30pm in the northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy.

The Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off features some of the region’s most exciting chefs as they compete for bragging rights to title of Philly’s Best Mac & Cheese. Participants include Fork, Chef Rob Marzinsky, Say Cheese Philly Food Truck, and Street Food Philly to name a few. This family-friendly event features beer from Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company, mac & cheese creations with Severino pasta, coffee by Rival Bros’ Coffee Roasters, Weckerly’s ice cream, and live music.The Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off features some of the region’s most exciting chefs as they compete for bragging rights to title of Philly’s Best Mac & Cheese. Participants include Fork, Chef Rob Marzinsky, Say Cheese Philly Food Truck, and Street Food Philly to name a few. This family-friendly event features beer from Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company, mac & cheese creations with Severino pasta, coffee by Rival Bros’ Coffee Roasters, Weckerly’s ice cream, and live music.

Proceeds from tickets support the professional development of The Big Backyard’s staff, including this year’s addition of teacher Rachael Schwartzman and her Reggio-Inspired art program. This materials-rich and play-based method is based on child-led learning through group activities where communicating through art is nurtured. Tickets are $12 per person or $30 per family and can be purchased at the event or via bbymacncheese.eventbrite.com

Who: Mac & Cheese gourmands, families, The Big Backyard Community, and anyone who loves a great Mac & Cheese, served with a side of spirited competition.

What: Fourth Annual Mac & Cheese Cook-off Fundraiser

Where: Mount Airy’s Big Backyard Nursery Co-Op, 240 E. Gowen Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

When: Sunday, October 16, 3:30- 6:30pm

Why: Raising funds to support the continual development of The Big Backyard’s staff, including this year’s focus on a materials-rich, nature-based Reggio-inspired art program.

How: Purchase tickets at the event or through bbymacncheese.eventbrite.com

“This year, we will be working to grow the culture of art at the Big Backyard both inside and outside of the classroom,” says art teacher Schwartzman. “Some of the goals for work with BBY include establishing a dedicated arts studio and a community within and around that space, and collaborating with teachers to support a project-based visual artwork-connected classroom curriculum.”

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