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Barbeque Festival Raises Money For UM's Culinary Program

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MISSOULA - Calling all carnivores! A giant barbeque event is kicking off the summer season to raise money for the University of Montana's Culinary Arts Program.

Set up got underway on Friday for the first-ever Corridor Carnivores Classic at Caras Park. The centerpiece of the festival, which kicked off on Friday, is a steer that's getting roasted asado-style. The event also features a barbeque competition, drinks and live music. The goal is to raise money for culinary equipment for the new Missoula College Culinary Arts facility.

"Knowing there was kind of a gap between the money raised, and what we really need to have an outstanding program, because culinary equipment is pretty expensive, so we're being entrepreneurial and trying to help ourselves get to where we need to be," said Chef Suzanne Phillips an instructor for the Missoula College Culinary Arts program.

The event kicked off Friday night, with a VIP reception dinner and lasts until 10 p.m. It starts back up Saturday morning. For ticket and scheduling information, go to the event's schedule.

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