2015 Program Guide

Taste of Liberia 2015 Program Guide-July 5th

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Sunday (July 5th):
American Independence Day Bash and Taste of Liberia Festival Kick-Off Celebration!

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Host and Red Carpet MC: Jazz Maestro
Media Partner: FirstWorld TV
Catering Partner: Vicky’s Catering Services
10:00pm-12:00am: DJ G-Rock (90s RnB/Hip Hop)
12:00am: Liberia vs. USA Lip Sync Battle… audience chooses the winner!
12:30am-2:00am: DJ Tom (Afrobeats, Reggae)
Dress code: Sophisticated and Modern/African
Venue: Tangiers, 116 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Time: 10pm-2am
Cost: $15 cover charge before 11pm. VIP seating and 2-4-1 bottle service available

https://tasteofliberia-independencedaybash.eventbrite.com

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July 26th Weekend

(Twin Cities, MN)

Twin Cities, MN (July 26th Weekend)…Liberian Independence Weekend

Taste of Liberia Program Guide-July 26th

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Sunday, July 26
Taste of Liberia Gala Event

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Host and Red Carpet MC: Jazz Maestro
Media Partner: FirstWorld TV
Catering Partner: Vicky’s Catering Services
Music: DJ Tom (Liberian and Afrobeats Hits)
Dress code: Formal (US, African, and Liberian Attire)

Taste of Liberia’s 1st annual Gala Event to celebrate Liberia’s independence, food, culture, and tourism. Liberian innovative cuisine sampling event, awards ceremony recognizing American and Liberian individuals and organizations pivotal in the Ebola relief effort.

Taste of Liberia Taste-Off Competition (1 pm-3 pm)

Judges: Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, Patwin Lawrence, and Suzanne Madison
Competitors: Patricia Soe and Isabel Lucy Zubah

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A celebration of Liberia’s rich foods and historical heritage with the USA, Caribbean, and West Africa featuring a “Taste Off” competition of the BEST chefs, caterers, culinary students, and amateur cooks showcasing their creativity and love of Liberian foods.
Featuring a blue ribbon panel of judges from media, politics, and the community. Winners in each category will receive prizes, recognition, and special promotions!!!

Competition Categories
-Best Collard Greens
-Best Corn Bread
-Best Jollof Rice
-Best Traditional Liberian (Well known Liberian traditional dishes)
-Best Nouvelle Liberian (New and Innovative creations of Liberian dishes, desserts, and pastries)

-Open to all cooks of all nationalities (professional, amateur, students, etc…)
-Contestants can enter 1 or multiple categories
-$500 in cash prizes ($100 per competition category), promotions, and media exposure
-Registration Deadline is Thursday, July 23rd at Midnight. Send an email to info@tasteofliberia.com to register

1st Annual Taste of Liberia Cultural Festival Gala Event (3:30 pm-9 pm)

Honorees: Global Health Ministries, Minnesota African Task Force Against Ebola, and Kou Queeglay-Farngalo
Featured Guest Speaker: James Sanigular of Global African Foods
Featuring Performances byMinister Naomi Johnson-Christian Praise Dance, RizeUpMuzikGroup-M’Press1Love and Ru Bwoy O, Titambe West African Dance Ensemble-Liberian Cultural Drumming and Dance

-Featuring Musical and Cultural performances
-Red Carpet event with Pics, video, and interviews of guests as they arrive
-Dress code: Formal (US, African, and Liberian attire)
Venue:
Lodge Stage 81 Official

The Lodge (Stage 81)
4080 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55422

Robbinsdale Town Center-Next to Bills Gun Shop
Time: 1pm-9pm
Cost: Supporter and VIP Patron Tickets from $20
Kids 5 and under are FREE

https://tasteofliberia-gala.eventbrite.com

 

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