For the Love of Food: Buy a Ticket to Thursday’s People’s Banquet


This Thursday, the Dishing team invites, and encourages, you to attend “Jackson Hole’s foodie event of the year:” the People’s Banquet, brought to you by SHIFT. The People’s Banquet is an evening to celebrate the local food system with tastes from local chefs and producers.

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An ad for last year’s event.

“SHIFT (Shaping How we Invest For Tomorrow) unites natural allies around the common goal of protecting the places in which we play. By providing a unified framework for their stewardship, we increase the effectiveness of our individual efforts.”

Thursday’s People’s Banquet is a delicious conclusion to a week of events for the 2018 SHIFT Festival. Enjoy three days of speakers, workshops and outdoor excursions, with the aim and intention of making public lands a more inclusive space. The final event incorporates food to celebrate the healing that comes from nourishing foods of the earth.

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CREDIT: David J Swift

In conjunction with the SHIFT fall festival is the Emerging Leaders Program. As a part of this program, a diverse group of outdoor recreationists engage in critical conversations about the protection of our public lands. This group of career leaders includes land managers, adventure athletes, physicians, hunters and social justice advocates.

Dishing readers can receive a 30 percent discount on their tickets by using the promo code DISHING when you purchase tickets HERE.

The People’s Banquet will begin at 5 p.m. at The Rose with locally sourced cocktails and hor d’ouevres. Wyoming Whiskey, Jackson Hole Stillworks and Snake River Brewery will be giving out samples and coordinating with The Rose’s team to develop creative local cocktails. The Emerging Leaders will take the stage in the Pink Garter Theater at 6:30 p.m. for a Story Slam. This dynamic, interactive show will demonstrate how “pieces of the American puzzle can fit together around our public lands.” The aim of the Story Slam is to convey the connection between our relationship to our public lands, communities and one another.

At 8 p.m., the banquet officially begins, featuring the following menu:

Creamy garlic soup with roasted garlic grilled cheese by Butter and Streetfood at the Stagecoach

House salad by Hand Fire Pizza

Asian pork tostada by Sweet Cheeks Meats

Lockhart Cattle Company beef bourguignon with polenta croutons by Local and Trio

Beet root toast by Healthy Being Juicery

Drinks by Ascent Kombucha, Wyoming Whiskey, Snake River Brewing and JH Stillworks.

All of the above menu items will feature locally sourced ingredients assembled by the chefs and teams of these fine valley restaurants.


About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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