The Art Institute of Atlanta partners with Bloomingdale's to celebrate veterans and military families

By: The Art Institutes

November 7, 2016

Operation Holiday Meals: A Military Family’s Guide at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square

Atlanta, GA, 2016 –This Veteran’s Day, The Art Institute of Atlanta has partnered with Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square for a unique celebration of American service members and the families who sustain them.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, culinary students and staff from The Art Institute of Atlanta will be at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square home store cooking up a selection of recipes designed by culinary students who are also members of the armed forces. Many of the recipes offer creative twists on all-American favorites like apple cobbler or southern American staples like grits and black-eyed peas. Guests are invited to visit the store from 12pm to 4pm where the students will present live demonstrate on how to prepare their culinary creations and allow guests to sample dishes.

As part of this culinary project, The Art Institute of Atlanta has created a series of seven recipe cards. Each card features a recipe created by a student service member as well as their name and branch of service. The complete series of recipe cards will be made available at the cooking event as a gift with purchase. Guests will leave inspired with creative new dishes to welcome service men and women who will be home for the holidays.

In addition to the culinary experience, The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Food and Beverage department will highlight two vintners who are also veteran members of the armed forces. Mercer Estates, the 2016 Washington Winery of the Year owned by veteran Robert Mercer, and Rally Point Wines, owned by veteran Tim Burgess, will present a sample of wines from each estate for guests to sample. The afternoon of food and wine will celebrate the lives of service men and women beyond duty and the families who love them.

About The Art Institute of Atlanta:
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649. © 2016 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. 

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at (770) 394-8300.

About Bloomingdale’s:
Bloomingdale's is America's only nationwide, full-line, upscale department store and a division of Macy's, Inc. It was founded in 1872 and currently operates 37 Bloomingdale's stores and 13 Bloomingdale's, The Outlet Stores in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, California, and Texas. In addition, Bloomingdale's has an international presence with a location in Dubai. Be sure to follow Bloomingdale's on social media, become a Loyallist, and for more information, or to shop any time, visit

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By: The Art Institutes

November 7, 2016