What Did Celebs Eat at PETA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration?

For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2015

Catie Cryar 202-483-7382

On Wednesday, September 30, PETA celebrated 35 years of victories for animals—and what better way to mark the occasion than by dishing up 1,200 gourmet vegan meals for guests like Sir Paul McCartney, RZA, Kesha, James Cromwell, William H. Macy, Joaquin Phoenix, Jason Biggs, Anjelica Huston, George Lopez, and Bill Maher?

From DLS Events Catering and Spork Foods, the entirely plant-based menu, featuring donated items from Vancouver-based sponsor Gardein, was unlike that of any other award show, as you can see from these photos of some of the tasty dishes:

  • Passed hors d’œuvres included Gardein Golden Fishless Filet Taco Sliders, dairy-free Roasted Tomato Bisque, and Peanut, Spinach, and Scallion Pot Stickers with Gardein Beefless Ground.
  • Dinner featured a Chopped Bistro Salad of seasonal vegetables topped with a tofu croquette, Gardein Panzanella—breaded chick’n filets topped with Kite Hill vegan cheese—Korean Barbecue Tofu Fried Rice, and Classic Argentinian Empanadas stuffed with Gardein Beefless Strips and topped with a roasted chimichurri sauce.
  • The dessert spread included Ginger Pumpkin Hand Pies, Mexican Chocolate Brownies with hazelnut crème, and Mini Rum Bundt Cakes—all dairy- and egg-free and delicious.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has been promoting healthy, humane vegan food since its founding in 1980. More information about our milestones is available here, and I’d be happy to put you in touch with a spokesperson to discuss our gala’s menu further.

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