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Simply Living: Gift to Be Simple 2017

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Gift to Be Simple is Simply Living’s premier annual fundraiser, but it is more than that. It is an opportunity to learn, to share and to enjoy healthy, quality food together. A variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free appetizers and desserts will be provided by Two Caterers, and we’ll have a cash bar. Tickets for the event are $50 and includes annual membership. For those unable to attend or want to make an extra donation in addition to their ticket purchase please note the “Donation” option.

This year’s theme of “Savor + Learn From Central Ohio Food Innovators” centers on a panel discussion featuring Chef Del Sroufe, Paula Penn-Nabrit, and A&R Creative Group. Our panel moderator will be Wolf Starr. Here are brief introductions of each panelist:

Chef Del Sroufe’s cooking career began at age 8 and continues today as Executive Chef at the Wellness Forum. His innovative, wellness cooking style has culminated in Forks Over Knives, a NY Times Bestseller, Better Than Vegan, and The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook. He is a sought after keynote speaker for a variety events and he travels widely throughout the US.

Paula Penn-Nabrit‘s primary career has been as a college professor focused on business ethics and she is founder of PN&A, a business management consulting firm that has taken her throughout the US, Canada and Europe. After the death of her husband Charles in 2013, Paula started The Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden located in an economically depressed neighborhood of a food desert. It is primarily designed as a teaching and learning center for the children, a place for them to learn about specific foods, harvest them, and take them home to enjoy. They are committed to holistic health by using organic soil, untreated lumber, non-GMO seeds, and organic homemade pesticides.

She is the author of several books, including The Power of a Virtuous WomanMorning by MorningAs For Me and My HouseBusiness Ethics & Diversity, and SANKOFA

A & R Creative Group is a dynamic, family owned restaurant group that both own and operate a strong and diverse group of establishments in Columbus, including The Crest Gastropubs, Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe, and The Market IV, to name a few.

The mission of our work is to foster local commerce by contributing to the local economy & food systems through strategic partnerships, innovative community-driven businesses, and environmentally sustainable practices.

From all of us at Simply Living: We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Gift to be Simple and thanks for your support!


Sarah Edwards


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