Chipotle just announced the starting lineup and dates for its wildly popular Chipotle Cultivate Festival, which is completely free of charge and takes the best in food, music, and food cultivation technology talks to outlets all over the country.This year, Cultivate will be bringing celebrity chefs, local breweries and wineries, and top musical acts like Neon Trees and Portugal to San Francisco on June 7th, Minneapolis on August 23rd, and Forth Worth, Texas on October 18th.
“We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food, and that includes helping people understand more about how food is raised and prepared,” Mark Crumpacker, chief marketing and development officer at Chipotle said in a statement. “The Cultivate events allow us to bring people together for a celebration of food and music, but also to educate them about how food can be raised responsibly.”
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Each of the festival’s stops will have interactive exhibits on animal welfare, issues surrounding GMOs, the secret to making Chipotle’s guacamole, and the reality of processed foods. Each city’s festival will have its own set of celebrity chefs, performers, artisanal breweries, and winemakers in the Tasting Hall. Graham Elliot and Amanda Freitag will be appearing in San Francisco, while Andrew Zimmern and James Beard Award nominee Jamie Malone will be at the Minneapolis event.
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