SAVE THE DATE – Festival of Meals: Celebrating 50 Years of Meals on Wheels of RI

Festival of Meals is a tasting gala with an exciting foodie twist—an appetizer-style culinary competition! This exciting new event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center located at 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI and will boast an evening of fabulous tastings, cocktails, an exciting culinary competition and spectacular auctions.

There will be a private VIP lounge hosted by Millonzis Fine Catering starting at 6 p.m. The Main Event begins at 7 p.m. with the “Top Dish” Culinary Competition! Guests can expect to sample mouthwatering bites from 18 of Rhode Island’s leading culinary establishments competing for the “Top Dish” of the evening!

Chapel GrilleRevival Brewing Company’s Tasty RoomSavory Fare and Xaco Taco are just four of the restaurants and eateries that you’ll get to taste from as you also enjoy music, cocktails, live and silent auctions and much more. Judging the competition are local celebrities including Nick Rabar, chef and owner of Avenue N, and Jim Nellis of RI Food Fights.

All of this will not only celebrate 50 years of service to homebound seniors but also raise critical funds to continue and expand the organization’s work.  “As excited as we are to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our supporters, friends and volunteers, Festival of Meals is about our seniors,” Meals on Wheels of RI Executive Director Meghan Grady said. “They are the center of everything we do and this event will help ensure they continue to be happy, healthy and safe in their own homes.”

Online Ticket Sales are open now! If you purchase tickets, please join the organization in being #Together4Seniors with #mealsonwheelsri by sharing on social.

Event Agenda

VIP Reception & Main Event—$125 per person

Hosted by Millonzis Fine Catering, the private VIP Reception kicks off the evening at 6 p.m. with delicious hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Enjoy exclusive benefits such as liquor tastings, local craft beers on tap and a special dessert spread!

6-7 p.m.

  • hors d’oeuvres
  • access to the VIP Exclusive Lounge with open bar for the evening
  • exclusive liquor tasting
  • raw bar
  • exclusive desserts
  • exclusive local craft beers on tap
  • main event

Main Event—$75 per person

Festival of Meals will feature a tasting style culinary competition with amazing bites from 18 different local culinary establishments. Each culinary establishment will showcase up to two dishes for judging in two different categories, vegetarian and/or carnivore.

7-10 p.m.

  • culinary competition
  • cash bar
  • silent & live auctions