Downtown Improvement District announces events contest winner

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Downtown Improvement District has announced the winner of this year’s New Events Contest, which invited businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for a chance to receive significant production support for new events in February, March, or April 2020.

Crave LOCAL Master Chef Competition is the winner of this year’s contest.

“The Crave LOCAL Master Chef Competition is a celebration of our very own local culinary talent. The annual event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020. This farm-to-table themed challenge will feature chefs from local restaurants, who will be creating appetizers, main dishes and desserts highlighting locally sourced ingredients mixed in with a local libation competition. This family-oriented afternoon will include cooking demos, planting demos, urban garden ideas, local vendors and music.

“The inaugural Crave LOCAL Master Chef Competition is an exciting opportunity to experience creativity from local chefs while supporting our local community. The Crave LOCAL team is thrilled to receive support from the Downtown Improvement District. It is an honor to win this annual contest,” said Mary B. Lopez, the Chairperson of Crave LOCAL. “We are looking forward to welcoming and sharing this culinary experience with everyone.”

“We want to make sure that Downtown Fort Wayne is activated year-round, so helping empower people and groups in the creation of new events in the winter and spring months is a win-win situation for everyone.” said Downtown Improvement District President Michael Galbraith. “Special thanks to our shared community for all the positive response and the great concepts that were submitted this year. The Downtown Improvement District is pleased to support the launch of Crave LOCAL and looks forward to another great entertainment opportunity in Downtown Fort Wayne!”