The Jewish Community Center’s JOFEE Group (Jewish Outdoor Food and Environmental Education) will showcase the The Food Literacy Project with a Restaurant Night at Rocco Cadolini’s ROC Restaurant (1327 Bardstown Road) on Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, with the cost $40 for the J’s members and $45 for non-members
The Food Literacy Project’s mission is helping youth transform their communities through food, farming, and the land, by discovering “the joy and power of growing, cooking, and eating wholesome foods, while deepening their connection to the land, cultivating leadership, employment and community engagement skills, and fostering relationships that support healthy lifestyles.”
JOFEE’s aim is to “build a healthy, vibrant, sustainable, and just community by engaging participants of all ages’ sense of curiosity, consciousness and gratitude.”
Here’s the synopsis for JOFEE at ROC.
The evening will focus on local food justice issues and how the Food Literacy Project is tackling these challenges. As a local farm that provides nature-based education and entrepreneurial development programs for local youth, the Food Literacy Project has risen to the occasion and is excited to share its mission.
We will also hear from the Farm Stewards, a collective of young people serving the mission of the Food Literacy Project through community engagement and creative fundraising. ROC Restaurant will be offering a variety of tasty Italian cuisine from Chef Rocco to choose from during the presentation.
Proceeds will benefit JOFEE!
And of course ROC is locally noted for authentic Italian cuisine.
Diners can find a modern classic Italian menu, with antipasti salads, fresh bufala mozzarella, ltuna tartare, grilled octopus, minestrone soup, spaghetti, gnocchi, ravioli, lasagna and other pastas. “Secondi” choices include roasted branzino, poached salmon with Russian salad and hollandaise sauce, chicken paillard, veal Milanese and grilled spicy lamb sausage.