Rotary Club of Historic Folsom
Ken Sheffer, President
Mary Asay-Skiles, Event Chair
916.768.7995 /
For immediate release
Rotary Club of Historic Folsom Announces
The 2016 International Culinary Festival
Folsom, CA, January 25, 2016 -- The Rotary Club of Historic Folsom announces the 5th annual International Culinary Festival on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The event will be held at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, from 3 to 6 pm. The festival will feature over a dozen local restaurants serving delicious samples of a variety of ethnic foods to take your taste buds on a world tour. The event will also feature a wine garden, entertainment, a silent auction and international costume fun.
The International Culinary Event is unlike any other in the Sacramento region. You will sample world-class cuisine from Folsom’s Finest Restaurants such as Bacchus House, Folsom Tap House, Land Ocean, Visconti’s Ristorante, La Rosa Blanca, ARZ Lebanese Restaurant and many more. “The International Culinary Festival offers a passport to taste international food and beverages available in our own town—and it’s very affordable for the whole family,” said Mary Asay-Skiles, Event Chair. Tickets are $25.00 per person for adults, children 12 and under are $10.00 each. Tickets are available through any member of the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom or online at
Rotary Club of Historic Folsom President, Ken Sheffer, on behalf of the International Culinary Festival committee is very pleased to announce Sacramento County Sheriff, Scott Jones, as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Sheffer is also excited to announce that “this year’s culinary festival will include a wonderful wine garden sponsored by Miraflores Winery, chef demonstrations and cake decorating. Plus, one lucky attendee will be awarded the door prize of $200 in dining certificates courtesy of Style Magazine.”
The International Culinary Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom. Proceeds from the event benefit several local charitable programs supporting elementary school literacy, including: improving literacy for at-risk children at Folsom elementary schools, micro-libraries, and dictionary distribution to ALL Folsom third graders. In past years, the International Culinary Festival raised over $20,000.00 to support these important community programs. Check out
For additional information, please contact Event Chair Mary Asay-Skiles at 916.768.7995 or via email at
Rotary is an international organization comprised of business and professional leaders who are dedicated to service above self. It was started in 1905 by Paul Harris and in over 100 years has grown into over 33,000 club and 1.3 million members in over 160 countries. The men and women of Rotary volunteer their time, talent and monetary resources to make their communities better. It is this dedication and volunteerism that propelled Rotary to the world’s foremost international service organization. Rotary Club of Historic Folsom meets Thursday mornings at 7 am at the Folsom VFW. Join us for breakfast and experience “Service Above Self.” Make a difference in your community and the world. Contact Lola Purdy at 916.806.2828 or Gretchen Tobin at 916.425.7711.
Thank You to the 2016 International Culinary Festival Sponsors:
Sierra Vista Bank
Media Sponsors:
Style Magazine ▪ Lake Natoma Printing