Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

I will be presenting at the Ecojustice and Activism Conference, March 8 – 10, 2018, at Eastern Michigan University. My talk will focus on the artistic/activist potential of food. The conference’s them for this year is “Practicing Affection in a Culture of Slow Violence.” More information here.

Peace Meal Supper Club #20: Maroon, happening on February 24, 2018, in Versailles, KY. Click here to see the menu and reserve a seat!

Want to hear something interesting? If so, I would love to bring something special to your next event, be it a festival, focus group, conference, retreat, or class. I can speak with authority on multiple topics, such as:

  • Food as Communicative Art
  • Humane Education through Alternative Media
  • Cooking Basics as well as Advanced Techniques
  • Enabling Human Rights through Food Choices

Contact me via kevin ‘ye-olde-at-sign’ kevinrayarcher.com

Recent Past Events:

Peace Meal Supper Club #19: Camellia — January 27, 2018. Versailles, KY.

October 27, 2017: Lexington Veg Fest, Lexington, KY. Tabling with Danita Hines, teaming up for an “Ask a Vegan Chef/Ask a Vegan Dietitian” Q&A!  More info here: http://lexvegfest.org

February 2, 2017: Inspired by Every Campus a Refuge, Peace Meal Supper Club traveled to Guilford College, Greensboro, NC.

December 5-7, 2016: I spoke on the social importance of food choices at the Soil & Nutrition Conference at Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA. Check out the Bionutrient Food Association to learn more.

October 22, 2016: Peace Meal Supper Club popped up in Frankfort, KY! The theme was built around the latest album from Dream the Electric Sleep, “Beneath the Dark Wide Sky. Click here for my review of their powerful purposeful art.

March 12, 2016: Peace Meal Supper Club in Doylestown, PA! Here’s a peek into the proceedings: https://youtu.be/WtueVEJdxts

February 25, 2016: Presentation at the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) National Humane Education Conference in Charleston, SC. Food is a powerful medium for teaching Humane Education.

January 23, 2016: Peace Meal Supper Club became international! We feasted in St. Catherines, ON, in support of the Unbound Project, highlighting women worldwide who are making positive change for animals and humans alike.

October 26, 2015: Shared the bill with the esteemed Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary,  at the Compassion Arts Festival in Petersham, MA. I spoke on food as a medium for progressive change.

Canceled, due to visit from the Karmapa himself: April 18, 2015: Full weekend workshop with Karma Tryana Dharmachakra Monastery, Woodstock, NY, in advance of Earth Day.

April 5, 2015: Speaking engagement at Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin, Athens, PA. Topic: A Step into Greater Kindness.

December 20, 2014: Fund-raising dinner on behalf of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and KTD Monastery in Woodstock, NY.

November 8, 2014 : 1-day culinary workshop in support of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, Pittsboro, NC. This will be a holiday-themed class–very timely, very tasty.

October 12, 2014: I will don my bread-baker’s garb and provide crusty artisan breads for Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s 9th Annual ThanksLiving celebration.

July 26, 2014: fund-raising 1-day culinary workshop on behalf of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, Raleigh-Durham, NC. We’ll be exploring plant-based Backyard Cookout!

July 2 – 6, 2014: Sous Chef at Vegetarian Summerfest, with the esteemed Mark Reinfeld, in Johnstown, PA

March 29, 2014: 1-day culinary workshop on behalf of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, Raleigh-Durham, NC

March 2, 2014: Presenting at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. I’ll be speaking at 4:45, on the topic of “Forging Vegan Heritage.”

March 1, 2014: 1-day “Savory Cacao” workshop at Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Mercerville, NJ.

February 8, 2014: Cooking class for the Triangle Vegan Pledge group, in association with the Peace Advocacy Network, Raleigh-Durham, NC.

January 10 – 11, 2014: Cooking class, member of discussion panel, other activities at the National Museum of Animals & Society‘s Grand Opening exhibit, “Uncooped“. Los Angeles, CA

July 3 – 7, 2013: Sous Chef at Vegetarian Summerfest, with chef & author Mark Reinfeld, in Johnstown, PA

May, 2013: Contributor (recipes, essays, photos, video) at the National Museum of Animals & Society‘s “Uncooped” exhibit

March 9 & 10, 2013: Culinary class at Organic Growers School Spring Conference, Asheville, NC

March 4, 2013: Lecture at Jivamukti Yoga Center, Manhattan. “A Diet of Increasing Wellness.”

March 3, 2013: Guest chef instructor at Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Mercerville, NJ.

March 2, 2013: Presenter at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival. “Plate-Based Activism.”

November 14, 2012: Taste of Asheville, with the Laughing Seed Cafe.

October, 2012: ThanksLiving at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! I was honored to be Exec Chef for this event.

September 22, 2012: 1-day workshop at Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Mercerville, NJ, covering Southwestern Cuisine.

August 5, 2012: another great event at Karma Tryana Dharmachakra Monastery, Woodstock, NY

June 27 – July 1, 2012: Vegetarian Summerfest, with Mark Reinfeld, in Johnstown, PA

June 4, 2012: Victoria Moran, at Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

April 15, 2012: Another wonderful event with Jill Robinson, Animals Asia, Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

March 19, 2012: Teaching at PS 106 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, with the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food

March 11, 2012: Guest Chef at Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Manhattan

March 4, 2012: Guest Chef at Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Mercerville, NJ

February 12, 2012: Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop, with Donnalynn Civello, Manhattan

December 1, 2011: Healthy, Happy Holiday Eating Workshop, with Donnalynn Civello, Manhattan

November 14, 2011: Veg for the Holidays Workshop, with Tamar Samir, Manhattan

October 30, 2011: Zoe Weil, at Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

October 23, 2011: Superfoods 101 Workshop, with Donnalynn Civello, Manhattan

October 16, 2011: ThanksLiving at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, with Terry Hope Romero

September 18, 2011: “Confronting Comfort in the City,” BMW Guggenheim Lab, Manhattan, with Sharon Gannon & David Life

September 17, 2011: “Yogi’s Guide to a Clean Diet” workshop with Donnalynn Civello, Manhattan

September 13, 2011: Book Launch, “Thrive Foods,” Brendan Brazier, Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

August 19, 2011: Jill Robinson, Animals Asia, Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

July 31, 2011: Film premier, “Dance of Liberation,” Prixe Fix menu, Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

July 26, 2011: No Impact Week presentation & cooking demo at Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

July 18, 2011: Prancing Leopard press reception, Manhattan

July 9, 2011: Green Living Day at Karma Tryana Dharmachakra Monastery, Woodstock

May 24, 2011: NY Premier of “Yoga Is…“, Jivamuktea Cafe, Manhattan

April 21, 2011: Earth Day Celebration at Karma Tryana Dharmachakra Monastery, Woodstock

October 14, 2010: Cooking Demonstration at NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY (Details: http://www.nybg.org/eg/ )

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, September 25 & 26, 2010: Vegan cooking demonstration.

Taste of New Paltz, September 12, 2010: The Sanctuary, for the first time ever, was a festival food vendor!

Duchess County Fair, August 29 2010: Vegan cooking demonstration.

Veggie Conquest 5, August 22, 2010: Panel judge at this vegan “Iron Chef” competition.

Night Under the Stars, July 11, 2010: A fine dining event for 100, under the stars at the Sanctuary.

9th Annual CAS Shindig, June 13, 2010: Vegan food for the masses! We had over 600 attendees.