Earth Month gift of $3,000 from Bristol Seafood Grill will present to Broadmoor Technical Center’s organic, urban farm

Funds will be used to prepare the urban farm for planting season and maintain it throughout the summer and fall

LEAWOOD, Kan. (April 9, 2015) – Bristol Seafood Grill is kicking off the second year of its partnership with Broadmoor Technical Center in Overland Park, Kansas with a $3,000 Earth Month gift. Broadmoor is a nationally-recognized culinary arts education program managed by the Shawnee Mission School District. The funds will be used to prepare the Center’s urban farm for the spring planting season, as well as aid in maintenance of the land through the summer and fall.

Throughout the spring, summer and fall, Bristol supports the Center by purchasing surplus produce and herbs to incorporate into fresh menu selections at its downtown Kansas City location. Last year alone, Bristol’s downtown Kansas City location received 3,000 pounds of produce and herbs from Broadmoor, roughly one-third of what was planted by its students. Once the surplus is received, Bristol Executive Chef Travis Napier uses the product to create custom dishes to add to Bristol’s daily menu at its downtown location.

In celebration of its renewed partnership, Bristol would like to invite media to its Earth Month celebration on Thursday, April 16, at the Broadmoor Urban Farm in Overland Park. The event will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. All details are outlined immediately below.

Earth Month Celebration Specifics:

When:           Thursday, April 16

Time:              10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:            Broadmoor Technical Center
                        6701 W. 83rd St. 
                        Overland Park, KS 66204

Timeline:        10:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Doors open.

                        10:45 – 11 a.m. B-ROLL AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY – $3,000 check presentation to Broadmoor from The Bristol. 
                        Remarks by Bristol Seafood Grill Executive Chef Travis Napier and Broadmoor's Executive Chef Bob Brassard.

                        11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. B-ROLL AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY; INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE – Media and interview 
                        opportunities with The Bristol and Broadmoor representatives; tilling and planting by more than 60 Broadmoor students
                        and faculty will begin at this time.

                        12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Cookout with Executive Chef Bob Brassard begins. Hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as donated
                        foods from The Bristol and other community partners will be served. 

RSVP:              If someone from your media outlet plans to attend the Earth Day Celebration on April 16, please RSVP to Lydia Young
                        at Directions and parking information will be provided once your RSVP is received. 

 About Bristol Seafood Grill
Bristol Seafood Grill has been an icon in the city since 1980, offering the area’s freshest premium seafood & steaks, an impressive selection of wines and handcrafted signature cocktails.

Located Downtown in Kansas City Power & Light District, Bristol Seafood Grill works with quality fishmongers, water men, ranchers & artisan producers to create dishes that are excellent from the start, using fine ingredients that separate the good from the great. Enjoy their seamless service in a classic, upscale atmosphere that truly sets them apart from other local restaurants.  

About Broadmoor Urban Farm
The Broadmoor Urban Farm opened in 2014, providing a place for Shawnee Mission culinary arts students to gain experience growing and cooking farm-to-table produce. The garden features more than 60 types of organic plants and vegetables that are grown and harvested by Broadmoor Bistro student chefs. In addition to the fresh food provided for the Broadmoor Bistro, the farm has provided fresh produce for local restaurants and farmer’s markets as well as educational opportunities for the community.