Bradenton Welcomes Bon Appétit Chef de Cuisine Mary Nolan

The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
will be welcoming Bon Appétit Chef de Cuisine Mary Nolan on Saturday, June 9, 2012 to the
Fête Ballroom at Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch for an exclusive Cooking Demonstration and
Luncheon. On her Food Network program Chic & Easy, Chef Nolan showcases simple meals
and tips to impress guests without breaking the bank, making the process seem effortless even
for those without formal cooking training.

Exclusive VIP packages for the June 9 event are being offered to guests staying at one
of four hotel partners – Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch, Comfort Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and
Wingate by Wyndham – who are offering rates starting at just $89. The Food Lovers Package
can be added to the hotel stay for $175 or The Culinary Delight Package for $125.

The Food Lovers Package includes:
 VIP Meet & Greet with Chef Nolan
 Cooking demonstration and luncheon
 VIP Champagne Sunday Brunch
 A copy of Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook ($50 value)
The Culinary Delight Package includes:
 Audience view of the cooking demonstration and luncheon
 VIP Champagne Sunday Brunch
 A copy of Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook ($50 value)
To book your hotel and reserve your spot in the kitchen, call (941) 729-9177 by April 30, 2012.
For more information visit www.AMILBK.com

About Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key

Located between St. Petersburg and Sarasota on Florida’s west coast, Anna Maria Island & Longboat
Key, and their coastal companions, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, are treasured for their authentic Old
Florida charm, breath-taking scenery, funky dining and shopping districts, and 16 miles of sugar-white
sands. The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing
organization for Manatee County, Florida. Tourism is Manatee County’s leading industry, employing
nearly 18,000 residents, generating a direct annual economic impact of more than $511 million in the
local economy and producing more than $6.8 million in bed-tax collections in 2011. For more information,
call (941) 729-9177, ext. 243 or visit www.AMILBK.com. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook at
“Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key” and Twitter @VisitBradenton.

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