Raleigh, NC, February 19, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Mary Freeman, president and CEO of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (www.tammylynncenter.org), has announced participating restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors for the 2009 A Toast to the Triangle (www.atoasttothetriangle.org), the organization’s signature fundraising event. The 24th annual event will be held March 8 at the North Carolina State University McKimmon Center in Raleigh.
Participating restaurants and caterers:
Bentley's at Crossroads
Brio Tuscan Italian
The Cupcake Shoppe BAKERY
Daniel’s Restaurant & Catering
The Duck & Dumpling
European Espresso and Wine Café
Kitchen 14 Catering
Michael Dean's Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar
Peak City Grill
Posta Tuscan Grill
Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
XIOΣ Authentic Greek Cuisine
Participating beverage purveyors:
Aviator Brewing Company
Carolina Brewing Company
Counter Culture Coffee
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Six awards are given out to participating restaurants each year at the Toast. These awards recognize outstanding dishes, presentations, and displays provided by some of the areas top dining establishments.
All participants are eligible for the People's Choice Award, in which guests vote for their favorite restaurant. The remaining awards are voted on by local judges with professions ranging from chefs to food critics to culinary instructors. All participant booths will be judged for Best Visual Theme. Restaurants may also enter one or several items into the following competitions: Best First Course, Best Entree, and Best Dessert. All food entries are judged for Best Presentation.
Additional information about the A Toast to the Triangle is available online at www.atoasttothetriangle.org.
“We are honored that so many organizations have reached out in support of the Toast,” said Freeman. “It’s great to see so many returning restaurants, as well as a mix of first-time participants.”
About the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc.:
The Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., founded in 1969, supports the following programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities: Early Intervention, Respite Care and non-Medicaid Day Services. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.
About the Tammy Lynn Center:
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. Founded in 1969, the center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities (510(c)(3)), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, please visit www.tammylynncenter.org.
About A Toast to the Triangle:
A Toast to the Triangle was first held on April 6, 1986 at Carolina Place. Approximately $6,000 was raised to build residential facilities at the Tammy Lynn Center. Since then, the event has been held annually to raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc., which in turn supports programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. The event offers an astonishing array of culinary splendor from nearly 50 of the Triangle’s finest restaurants, caterers and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers. Attracting more than 1,200 people, last year’s event raised more than $212,000 for the center’s programs and services. To learn more about this event, please visit www.atoasttothetriangle.org.
Maria I. Hernandez
Director of Development
Tammy Lynn Center for Development Disorders
(919) 755-7421 (fax)