Bunge to Sponsor Culinary Stage and Battle of the Food Trucks at 2012 Charter Taste of St. Louis Event
September 26, 2012 - St. Louis, Missouri - Bunge North America, a leading agribusiness and food ingredient business, announced that it will sponsor the Culinary Stage and Battle of the Food Trucks at the 2012 Charter Taste of St. Louis event taking place in downtown St. Louis - just blocks from Busch Stadium - Sept. 28-30.
Over the course of three days, the Bunge Culinary Stage will host a variety of sizzling chef showcases, Food Network celebrity appearances and the exciting Chef Battle Royale where nine of St. Louisâ top chefs will go head-to-head - culinary style - to try and beat returning champion Wes Johnson of Fixe for the coveted title.
"Many of the nation's best restaurants use products created by Bunge yet many diners have never heard of the company," said Soren Schroder, president and CEO, Bunge North America. "This is a great opportunity to raise local awareness of Bunge in the city where our North American headquarters is located as well as to promote our foodservice products with leaders in the restaurant industry."
Additionally, Bunge will host the first ever Battle of the Food Trucks on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Peabody Opera House. Five trucks will duke it out in three rounds of themed challenges, including Best Dish, Mystery Sandwich and The Spirit of St. Louis. Visitors can also watch Bunge's team of chefs fry up some of the Midwest's most memorable foods during the "Can You Fry It?" demonstration on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2:30 p.m. on the Bunge Culinary Stage.
"The 'Can You Fry It?' demonstration will highlight the versatility of Bunge's foodservice frying oils and corn-milled products in a memorable way. The Bunge Battle of the Food Trucks will provide a creative challenge for some of the top food trucks in St Louis to incorporate Bunge products into their street food menus," said Bill McCullough, vice president, marketing, Bunge North America.
In its eighth year, the award-winning Charter Taste of St. Louis is a three-day celebration of the best food, art, music and culture St. Louis has to offer. Last year, the upscale, family-friendly and environmentally responsible event attracted more than 350,000 visitors and is expected to draw an even bigger crowd this year due to exciting new attractions, such as the Bunge Battle of the Food Trucks and "Can You Fry It?" demonstration.
For a list of all events taking place at the Charter Taste of St. Louis event and on the Bunge Culinary Stage, go to: www.tastestl.com.
About Bunge North America
Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the livestock, poultry, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn dry mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in approximately 40 countries with over 35,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat and corn to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in North and South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.
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