Celebrating the power of food, The Olive Mass will be held Monday, October 29th at the Basilica of The National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Through Baltimore based priest, Father Leo Patalinghug, a renowned chef and author in his own right, The Olive Mass was created to celebrate, honor and pray for all the food, beverage and hospitality professionals for their amazing work and service done by the industry for the community. Everyone is invited to the Mass, reception and panel discussion featuring local, national and international culinary professionals.
This event is free and people can register for the Olive Mass by calling 443-330-7843 or visiting www.TheTableFoundations.org/the-olive-mass.
The Olive Mass – 10:00 a.m. The Basilica led by Celebrant Bishop, Adam Parker along with Father Leo who will serve as the Homlilist.
Post-Mass Reception – 11:30 a.m. Catholic Center
Panel Discussion – 12:30 p.m. Panel guests confirmed for the event include Brandon Chrostowski, founder of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, Raimund Hofmeister, University Director at the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Stratford University, and Dominic Nell of City Weeds. Their discussion will focus on the heart of the food industry, providing encouragement to those with a passion for food and caring for their community. Additional chefs and members of the culinary industry are expected to attend and participate in the event.
For Dara Bunjon if it is food, Dara Does It, in fact, that is the name of her company which offers creative solutions for the food industry the likes of public relations, marketing, social media, cookbook compilations, food styling, culinary events, networking and freelance writing. You will now find Dara applying her broad range of culinary skills as a food stylist for television chefs/cookbook authors the likes of Steven Raichlen, Sara Moulton, Nick Malgieri, and Nathalie Dupree. Dara Bunjon lives, eats, dreams and writes about food and isn’t hesitant to share her views and experiences about restaurants, culinary trends, recipes, cookbooks or even her childhood food memories. She has been on the food scene for too many years to mention. Known both in Baltimore and nationally, Dara Bunjon is a former member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs’ national public relations committee.
In the past, she has written for Style Magazine, Foodservice Monthly, Mid-Atlantic Restaurant Digest, Urbanite and other sundry publications. Since 2004 she has maintained an award-winning food-related blog called Dining Dish. She co-authored her first cookbook Yum! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats in association with Studio Spear. And has written Baltimore restaurant reviews for Gayot.com
Dara believes food is subjective; everyone’s taste is different and she enjoys bringing you to her table to commiserate and enjoy lively discourse.
Considered one of Baltimore’s food influencers, you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @daracooks.