Organizations Statewide Invited to Add an Extra Helping to Year-long A La Rhody Culinary Initiative

PPL Proud to be a Leader in this Statewide Effort

Leaders from local educational, cultural and tourism organizations gathered at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House to encourage like-minded groups to participate in a year-long program aimed at exploring Rhode Island’s rich heritage through its culinary history. The initiative, called A La Rhody, will include programs and special events with a food focus.

Organizing partners include Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, Discover Newport, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The group has been working for nearly one year to develop a slate of lectures, exhibits and events with a culinary theme, as a well as a branded marketing presence. A formal launch will take place in early January, in conjunction with Providence Restaurant Weeks.

The group held a community event at the Aldrich House to introduce the program to other community partners and is asking those interested in participating to visit their website A La Rhody to get more information and/or submit an event for inclusion. The project’s goal is to spark a statewide conversation and shared experiences around the role of food in our lives and communities.