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Natural Awakenings Richmond

Experience Dining as a Food Performance

Feb 27, 2018 08:36PM

The E.A.T. Foundation, a local nonprofit seeking to promote food equity, is hosting a five-to-seven-course pop-up fundraising dinner at 7 p.m. on March 15 at the Firehouse Theatre. Up to 30 guests will experience a multisensory dining experience with the goal of better understanding how “performances” comprise sharing a meal. Intentionally manipulating the sounds, sights, textures and aromas that accompany our food experiences, they hope to bring guests to a more highly conscious appreciation of the food we share and the aspects of dining that often go unnoticed.

       By taking an individualized approach to culinary and nutritional education, founded in social learning theory, the E.A.T. Foundation helps to build the foundational skill set, necessary understanding and community connections to make healthy use of food a lifelong habit. Food is a tool, and a more conscious appreciation of the tasks it can accomplish will elevate the quality of life for individuals across our society.

Tickets are $93. Location: 1609 W. Broad St. For more information, call Executive Director Zachary McElgunn at 804-245-0730 or visit