The event was held to commemorate writer Rachel Carson’s birthday, which was May 27. Carson’s was also an ecologist who advocated environmental responsibility.
Eat’n Park also organized AgRecycle’s participation to compost the entire event, which included composting plates, flatware, napkins and cups.
The menu included foods prepared with local ingredients from around the region. Some of Eat’n Park’s participating chefs were: Paul Bates, executive chef for Cura Hospitality at Longwood at Oakmont; Terry Geracia, executive chef for Parkhurst Dining Services at Medrad Inc. and Rick Carrillo, executive sous chef, also for Parkhurst, at Ericsson.