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Upcoming Appearances!

The following is a listing of appearances available to the public.  I have provided a link for information and/or registration whenever possible.  Private events are only listed if requested by the organization or event planner for informational purposes.


Listen in every Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. for Great Foodini's Food Facts and Hacks with Mike and Jon in the Morning - on Livingston County's own 93.5.  You can always hear archived podcasts at WHMI.com

Listen in every Friday morning at 8:15 for the Foodini Friday Morning show with Mike and Jon - Livingston County's own 93.5.  You can always hear archived podcasts at WHMI.com


SOLD OUT!!!  Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Pinckney Community Library, 6:30 p.m.  Livingston Reads - Bitter Brew  The rise and fall of the Anheuser-Busch Corporation and America's Kings of Beer.  Details here

SOLD OUT!!! Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - Pop Up Bistro at Studio West - Home of Art with a Heart in Brighton, noon to 1:00 and featuring a special Foodini Rules on April Fools menu!  "BBQ Chicken" "Herbed Biscuits" "Homemade Pierogis" and "Sanders Bumpy Cake" -what's in store really?  $15.00 - NOTE:  This month's bistro will be held at Brewery Becker in downtown Brighton due to a scheduling conflict.  Register and information here

Tuesday, April 7 - Appearing on Fox2 Detroit's popular morning show The Nine!  Promoting the Livingston County Home Show and showing off my brand new kitchen designed and built by Seghi Renovations.  I will be in the Cooking School too - typically airing about 9:30 or so.

Wednesday, April 8 - Pop Up Bistro at the Opera House in Howell!  Noon to 1:00 and featuring a fun spring menu to be announced soon.  $12.00 and registration is here!

Friday to Sunday, April 10 -12- Livingston County Home Show!  Event information here  Come see at the Seghi Renovations booth showing off my new kitchen, and....on Friday night, 6:00  I will be doing a special demo and have a hands on activity for the kids at 6:00.  This will be a fun food activity for the kids and there is a special surprise!

April 11 - I will be at the Seghi Renovation Booth at the home show from noon to 2:00 answering questions and  showing off pictures of my new kitchen,  I will be doing a Great Foodini Top 5 Demo at 1:00 - samples, of course!

April 12 - I will be at the Seghi Renovation Booth from 1:00 to 3:00 with a special demo and hands on activity for the kids at 1:00.  Come say hi!

SOLD OUT!!! Tuesday, April 14, at the Hamburg Library - Cooking With Beer as part of Livingston Reads - Bitter Brew.  The program is 6:30 - 8:00, registration click here!

Monday, April 20 - Munchies with Renee - my special event at Independence Village Brighton Valley 12:30  A light spring luncheon with The Great Foodini!

SOLD OUT!!!Monday, April 20 - Howell Carnegie Library - Livingston Reads Program, A Bitter Brew  at.....2Fogs Pub in the beautiful Heart of Howell development in downtown Howell - Registration is required and is through the Howell Carnegie Library - Registration info here!

Weds, April 22 - Motor Coach Tour and Culinary Arts Lesson at the beautiful and historic Howell Opera House!  This is a private event.

Weds April 29, Brighton Community Ed presents Farmers Market Fresh!  A repeat class featuring the best of the Farmers Markets - delicious recipes and information on making the most of your Farmers Market purchases.  7:00 - 9:00, Miller School  Register here   This class was a sell out last year - repeating by request.

SOLD OUT!  Thursday, April 30, 6:30 - 8:30 - A special event with Bink & Babs in beautiful downtown Brighton!  Garnish Your Plate, Garnish Yourself!  Check out their website Bink & Babs! for details - and a special gift for the first 25 to register!  810-225-4200.  We have all kinds of delicious treats and surprises in store for you, including my Garnishing Demo and my famous Beergaritas!  Second date added - May 21

Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. You can find me at the International Womens Show at Suburban Collection Showplace!  I will be featured on the Cooking Stage Live at 6:30 p.m. and sharing The Great Foodini's Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Make Magic in your 'Get It Done' Kitchen!  Some funny and clever tips, tricks and techniques to make meal planning and prep just a bit more fun.  Show information here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015  Pop Up Bistro at Studio West - Home of Art with a Heart in Brighton, noon to 1:00 and featuring a special Cinco de Mayo menu!   $15.00  for lunch and the lesson.  Register and information here

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Back by popular demand.....The Mommologues!  Musings on Motherhood and More, a special charity event at the Howell Opera House for LACASA.  Register here!

Thursday, May 7, Worksite Wellness Program for ChemTrend in Howell.

Thursday, May 7, Pinckney Community Education - Farmers Market Fresh!  A repeat class featuring the best of the Farmers Markets - delicious recipes and information on making the most of your Farmers Market purchases.  7:00 - 9:00, Pathfinder School.   This class was a sell out last year - repeating by request.  Registration will be available soon at this link:  Pinckney Community Education

Friday May 8 - 17th,  It's a Bird!  It's a Plane!  It's... Superman!  By the Community Theatre of Howell - Dates and times here.  Someone you know may have a special appearance!

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Mother's Day High Tea and Wine Brunch at Howell's MainStreet Winery, 10-12 and featuring tips, tricks and techniques by yours truly - special wines and surprises by Sandy Vyletel of Howell's MainStreet Winery.  $50 per person.  This event sells out quickly - call the winery at 517-545-9463 to check on reservations.  Click here to visit the winery website.

Tuesday, May 12 - Good Morning Livingston!   7:30 a.m. at the Johnson Center at Cleary University.  I will be joined by Chef Adam Merkel of Diamonds Steak and Seafood as we share our very different stories and successes in the food business!  Registration information at www.howell.org

Weds. May 13, Pop Up Bistro at the Opera House in Howell!  Noon to 1:00 and featuring a delicious menu to be announced soon.  $12.00 and registration is here!

Monday, May 18 - Pinckney Community Education 7-9 p.m. All new Fresh & Healthy II -  for anybody and everybody looking to eat a little leaner and cleaner and healthier.  I will share some of my favorite recipes for trendy and smart meal planning and preparation and some recipes that are mix and match with proteins, veggies and seasonings.  Registration information soon here.

Wednesday, May 20 - Brighton Community Education -7-9 p.m. All new Fresh & Healthy II -  for anybody and everybody looking to eat a little leaner and cleaner and healthier.  I will share some of my favorite recipes for trendy and smart meal planning and preparation and some recipes that are mix and match with proteins, veggies and seasonings.  Registration information soon Click here 

Thursday, May 21, 6:30 - 8:30 - A special event with Bink & Babs in beautiful downtown Brighton!  Garnish Your Plate, Garnish Yourself!  Check out their website Bink & Babs! for details - and a special gift for the first 25 to register!  810-225-4200.  We have all kinds of delicious treats and surprises in store for you, including my Garnishing Demo and my famous Beergaritas!  This is the second date for the April 30 sold out event.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015  Pop Up Bistro at Studio West - Home of Art with a Heart in Brighton, noon to 1:00 and featuring a special Food in Bloom menu!   $15.00  for lunch and the lesson.  Register and information here

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Bagasaurous Salad at Stone Coop Organic Farm!  A joint collaboration with From The Ground On Up and Stone Coop Farm - a family day of fun.  Details soon!

Weds, June 24, 2015 -  Pop Up Bistro at the Opera House in Howell!  Noon to 1:00 and featuring a delicious menu to be announced soon.  $12.00 and registration is here!

Weds, July 8 - Survive & Thrive - a Charitable Collaboration with WorkSkills Corporation to be held at Studio West Gallery, Home of Art with a Heart. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Weds, July 15, 2015 -  Pop Up Bistro at the Opera House in Howell!  Noon to 1:00 and featuring a delicious menu to be announced soon.  $12.00 and registration is here!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:30 - 3:00 - Pinckney Elementary Chef Camp!  New recipes, techniques and fun food ideas for our Back To School chefs!  Learn new ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with an emphasis on healthy eating.  The class will also focus on nutrition, food safety and food science.  Studies have proven that if they make it they will eat it so don't be surprised if your little chef is begging for more veggies!  Registration info coming soon!  Click here

Weds, July 22, 2015 9:30 - 3:00 - Pinckney Middle School Chef Camp!  Lots of hands on tips, tricks and techniques to help your student become more comfortable with a cutting board and in the kitchen.  Lots of new recipes and delicious ideas for great school year meals and snacks.  There will be lots of food to bring home for everybody to sample too!  Information coming soon.  Click here

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:30 - 3:00 - Pinckney All Stars!  This class is for 8th through high school students, or 6th and 7th graders who have taken at least two other Great Foodini Chef Camps.  Emphasis will be placed on advanced cooking techniques and use of additional kitchen tools.  There will be some fun cooking demos and a creative approach to recipe development.  Registration info coming soon Click here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:30 - 3:00 - Hartland Elementary Chef Camp!  New recipes, techniques and fun food ideas for our Back To School chefs!  Learn new ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with an emphasis on healthy eating.  The class will also focus on nutrition, food safety and food science.  Studies have proven that if they make it they will eat it so don't be surprised if your little chef is begging for more veggies!  Registration info coming soon! Click here for brochure.

Weds, July 29, 2015 9:30 - 3:00 - Hartland Middle School Chef Camp!  Lots of hands on tips, tricks and techniques to help your student become more comfortable with a cutting board and in the kitchen.  Lots of new recipes and delicious ideas for great school year meals and snacks.  There will be lots of food to bring home for everybody to sample too!  Information coming soon! Click here for brochure.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 9:30 - 3:00 - Hartland All Stars!  This class is for 8th through high school students,  Emphasis will be placed on advanced cooking techniques and use of additional kitchen tools.  There will be some fun cooking demos and a creative approach to recipe development.  Registration info coming soon!  Click here for brochure.

Thursday, Auust 6, 2015 - Gleaner's Iron Chef Competition!  This event is always sold out and there are lots of surprises in store for you this year!  Tickets are available for purchase NOW!  Iron Chef 2015!

Weds, August 12, 2015 -  Pop Up Bistro at the Opera House in Howell!  Noon to 1:00 and featuring a delicious menu to be announced soon.  $12.00 and registration is here!

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - Motor Coach Tour at Howell Opera House, private event.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - Motor Coach Tour at Studio West, Home of Art with a Heart, collaborative event with Livingston County Convention and Visitors Bureau - private event

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 - 3:30 - Brighton Elementary Chef Camp!  New recipes, techniques and fun food ideas for our Back To School chefs!  Learn new ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, with an emphasis on healthy eating.  The class will also focus on nutrition, food safety and food science.  Studies have proven that if they make it they will eat it so don't be surprised if your little chef is begging for more veggies!  Registration info coming soon!  Click here.

Weds, August 26, 2015 10:00 - 3:30  - Brighton Middle School Chef Camp!  Lots of hands on tips, tricks and techniques to help your student become more comfortable with a cutting board and in the kitchen.  Lots of new recipes and delicious ideas for great school year meals and snacks.  There will be lots of food to bring home for everybody to sample too!  Information coming soon. Click here.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:00 - 3:30  - Brighton All Stars!  This class is for 8th through high school students, or 6th and 7th graders who have taken at least two other Great Foodini Chef Camps.  Emphasis will be placed on advanced cooking techniques and use of additional kitchen tools.  There will be some fun cooking demos and a creative approach to recipe development.  Registration info coming soon.  Click here.





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