Come see Chef Brian as he participates in this amazing event!  Read more below...


FRESHTOBERFEST is Cleveland's youth garden battle.

Calling all foodies: We pair local chefs with youth gardens for a tasting competition and fresh food celebration. Fill your tummy with healthy goodness and cast your vote!Cast your VOTES to decide who has the freshest taste, presentation, and educational impact! 

Our Mission: We motivate and empower youth to grow fresh food in their neighborhood or school garden and challenge them to become creative, healthy leaders.

How This Works: We found local chefs who are passionate about empowering youth to grow fresh and eat fresh. We paired them up with youth gardens to help students prepare the food grown in their own community or school garden. At a few of these gardens, Dee Jay Doc and the Fresh Camp helped students create songs about their gardening experience that would motivate others to eat FRESH, live FRESH and be FRESH!

Fresh Food Hip-hop: Listen to these hip-hop songs from the Mary Bethune garden team, "Turn Up," as well as the FRESHTOBERFEST 2015 compiliation CD. These inspire us to love our veggies! You will see a live performance from our artist mentors as well as students during the award ceremony. Let's Turn Up!


3:00 pm Students and Chefs Arrive
5:30pm Doors Open
6:00pm Tasting
7:30pm Concert and Awards
8:30pm Conclusion

How This is Made Possible: This event is made possible by the Refresh Collective monthly support team, Tri-C, The Food Trust, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Climate Resilience Initiative as well as all of the chefs who volunteer there time. Thank you!