Tower Bridge Success
Our Director and Executive Chef Nina Curtis here at Adventist Health Roseville’s Vitaliz Café made her first-ever appearance at the iconic Tower Bridge Dinner in Sacramento yesterday, September 12.
The dinner is part of Visit Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival, an annual celebration of the California capital’s robust agricultural roots and attributes. Over 830 guests were in attendance this year.
Chef Nina was part of a team of regional chefs who showcased healthy, locally grown ingredients in their dishes, and Chef Nina's roasted beetroot hummus in cucumber cups with vegan sour cream, seaweed caviar and microgreens appetizers were a hit.
"One couple at the dinner returned three times to have more!" Chef Nina revealed. "Everyone was so supportive for all that the chefs and restaurants have been doing to continue to feed people during this COVID-19 'season.'"
Chef Nina's expertise in and passion for plant-based foods shone through at the event, and she was asked numerous questions about Vitaliz Café. She expressed her hope for one day being able to open our doors to the community and further share our mission and the Blue Zones initiatives we've embraced.
"It was truly an honor to be part of this iconic event," said Chef Nina. "I really felt the pride that everyone had for Sacramento and surrounding cities and the commitment and passion to come out of this season better and stronger."
She continued, "I am so thrilled that Adventist Health was able to be represented so that our community could see what we have been doing to feed our associates ‘food to live for,’ and from the feedback, the community is excited to experience our service, too!"
Chef Nina was interviewed by KCRA 3 and ABC 10 at the event.