Fourth annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl will benefit Foodnet Meals on Wheels

Everyone loves macaroni and cheese, and Ithaca-area restaurants and chefs will get another chance to show off their macaroni and cheese specialties at this Saturday’s Foodnet fundraiser. The fourth annual Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl, associated with the national March for Meals campaign of the Meals on Wheels Association of America, is this Saturday at the Ithaca High School cafeteria.

Last year's Mac 'n Cheese Bowl. 14850 Photo.

A past Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl. 14850 Photo.

Prizes will be awarded for the best vegetarian and best fish/meat/poultry dishes, and there’s a Kid’s Choice Award, for which kids ages 5-12 will be able to vote for their favorites.

This year, there are even vegan and gluten free offerings, so those with limited diets can try some mac ‘n cheese, too.

“The bowl supports meal delivery and nutrition services for older adults and others in Tompkins County who are unable to cook or shop for their daily meals,” says Jessica Gosa, the new executive director for Foodnet Meals on Wheels who took over from Steve Griffin late last fall.

One of last year’s mac ‘n cheese entries. 14850 file photo.

Participating in the event are Agava, Bandwagon Brewpub, Brookdale Ithaca, Cayuga Medical Center, Cornell Catering, Crossroads Bar & Grille, Foodnet Meals on Wheels, Gola Osteria, GreenStar Natural Food Market, Ithaca Ale House, Ithaca College Dining Services, Kilpatrick’s Publick House, Longview, Red’s Place, Rogues’ Harbor Inn, Rulloff’s & CTB, Silo Food Truck, and ZaZa’s Cucina.

The Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl is 11:30am-2pm on Saturday, March 18th, at the Ithaca High School cafeteria at 1401 North Cayuga Street. Advance tickets are available for $10 (or $8 for kids 5-12) at macncheesebowl2017.brownpapertickets.com, and tickets at the door are $12 (or $10 for kids 5-12). Kids under 5 get in free.

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