Farm-to-table dinners pair locally grown foods with chefs who work their magic to create memorable meals.
Janene Puca knows a lot about these — the dinners she offered through her New Jersey business for many years were wildly popular. But a series of difficult events brought her to Colorado Springs in September 2020, and now she’s working to duplicate her East Coast success.
She is putting together a series of farm-to-table dinners in her new business, The Art of Dining Tours.
Here’s a snapshot of her journey.
In New Jersey, she joined forces with an event planner, a chef and a decorator to build The Rooted Affair, which offered dinners similar to the ones she intends to hold here.
“They were tremendously successful,” she said. “We’d plan dinner for 200 guests, and they’d sell out.”
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