Vimala Rajendran

Chatham University Eden Hall Campus
November 13
5 – 8 p.m.

Monday has never tasted so good. Follow food from the farm to the table to the bottom line — and sample locally produced chocolate, cheese and even biodynamic wine — at this unique forum hosted by Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.

Explore the intersection of food systems and the business world via demonstrations, tastings and a presentation by Chapel Hill, NC-based chef and restaurateur, Vimala Rajendran.

You’ll also get to see Chatham’s sustainable North Hills campus, network with fellow business women and visit special food booths presented by Chatham students.

The delicious locally-produced food and drink include produce from Chatham’s Eden Hall campus along with cheeses, coffee, cider, chocolate, mushrooms, beer and biodynamic wines.

Hear a fascinating talk by food entrepreneur Vimala Rajendran, who grew up in Bombay, India learning to cook from family, street vendors and friends. An immigrant, community activist, social entrepreneur and mother of three, Rajendran’s award-winning Curryblossom Cafe embodies her deep community-based approach to food. Learn about Rajendran’s remarkable life as well as her innovative and inspirational “pay what and if you can” business model.

The event takes place at the Barazzone Center on Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia.

Register now ($50; $25 non-Chatham students; $10 Center members).

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.