ADVISORY: Columbus Restaurateurs take Local to the Next Level

March 16, 2018
Contact: Crystal Wasmund
(614) 634-1244‬

ADVISORY: Columbus Restaurateurs take Local to the Next Level

Foodies unite around a cause to support local food education programming

COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus Restaurateurs are coming together in unprecedented ways to support the local community at the next level. Local businesses are donating high volumes of goods and services to benefit the work of Local Matters, a Columbus-based nonprofit. Local Matters is building healthy communities through food education, access, and advocacy. Their work supports a systemic change to end diet-related diseases and increase access to and knowledge about nutritious food in Central Ohio.

The event is a one-of-a-kind community gathering in which restaurants from across the city are coming together to donate and celebrate food and community. The Gala will feature music, a silent auction, and small bites from local restaurants. Tickets at the Gold and Platinum levels include a swag bag of local goods worth $150.

Sunday, March 18
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House
3901 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214

Hosted by: Next Level Trainings. Supported by: Local Matters, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pocket Produce, Fox in the Snow, Global Gallery, Hot Chicken Takeover, Hai Poké, Pistacia Vera, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Yellow Brick Pizza, Dan the Baker, Hai Poke, Dough Mama, Darista Dips, Katalina’s, The Table, Challah, J-POPS, Acre, Little Eater, Dangling Carrot, Rockmill Brewing, Melt, and GoreMade Pizza.

The events are being held as a part of a 24-day-long fundraising campaign by Next Level Trainings’ current leadership class. Communities across the country suffer from diabetes and diet-related diseases. Local Matters’ mission is to create healthy communities through food education, access, and advocacy. Working with schools and community partners at more than 100 sites, Local Matters offers hands-on programming that impacts over 14,000 children, adults and families each year.

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Next Level Trainings is a transformational training organization that supports individuals and teams in unlocking their power, passion, and purpose. The trainings are innovative and have been meticulously designed to create a positive impact and lasting results. By drawing on theories from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, sociology, and organizational development, these trainings have been proven to make substantial and sustainable improvements for thousands of people. The organization is dedicated to connecting with worthy causes that serve the needs, well-being, and happiness of the people of Columbus and beyond. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are current students within the Next Level Trainings VIP program and are charged with creating a month-long service project that has a lasting tangible impact on the community.