Come hear more from one of Wisconsin’s top culinary minds about the big impact of staying local

MADISON — Meet Chef Dan Fox. He gives new meaning to the phrase “made from scratch” through a dedication to local ingredients so intensive he personally raises the hogs for many of his dishes at Madison’s Heritage Tavern.

Fox is the featured speaker in the latest installment of The Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers ProgramThe event is free and open to the public Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Fluno Center, 601 University Ave. on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

“As a chef, the number one goal is to serve a great meal and, to me, that goal creates opportunities – and responsibilities – for a more sustainable community,” said Fox. “The closer chefs can blend ingredient production, preparation and service of a meal, the greater the benefit to our local economies and the environment.”

Fox, Madison Magazine’s 2013 Chef of the Year, opened Heritage Tavern one block off of Capitol Square on East Mifflin Street about one year ago as the latest highlight of a prodigious career that pitted him in kitchens in France, Austria and Chicago along with a recent stint at the Madison Club.

The Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program is a semi-annual lecture series that brings distinguished environmental leaders to Wisconsin. Held in cities throughout Wisconsin, these events feature environmental leaders who specialize in a wide range of issues affecting the state such as climate change, invasive species, renewable energy and Great Lakes protection. Past speakers have included author and 350.org cofounder Bill McKibben and National Geographic Top 10 Adventurer Jon Turk.

Event RSVP’s are not required but are appreciated. Call Jake Immel at 608-251-7020 x 23 or email jimmel@cleanwisconsin.org.