Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The 14th annual Chefs’ Feast gala, presented by the Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center, will be held March 10 from 6-9:30pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Charleston Area Convention Center. More than 1,000 community partners and friends of the hungry will flock to the event to indulge in fare from the area’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurants.
Chefs’ Feast is a collaboration between the Lowcountry Food Bank and more than 30 of the area’s most celebrated chefs who will offer up delectable bites - both savory and sweet - for guests to enjoy. Beyond the decadent array of food offerings, guests can indulge in a hosted bar, enjoy the Big Band sounds of the Ray Michaels Band and meet the Lowcountry’s own celebrity chefs as they serve up their signature dishes.
Proceeds from Chefs’ Feast benefit two of the Lowcountry Food Bank’s childhood hunger programs - Kids Cafe and BackPack Buddies - which alleviate after-school and weekend hunger for Lowcountry children. While Charleston lures food lovers from around the world to her doorstep, it is unfortunate that in the midst of the flourishing food scene, one out of four lowcountry children experiences hunger.
“It is heartbreaking that so many children in our own backyards go to bed hungry every night,” says Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO Pat Walker. “If there is ever a reason to over-indulge, Chefs’ Feast would be it. Your support of Chefs’ Feast enables us to provide meals year-round, to children in our community that need our help.”
Led by Chef Robert Carter of Carter’s Kitchen and Rutledge Cab Co., the lineup of chefs include some of the Lowcountry’s most recognized names, including event veterans Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Jeremiah Bacon of Oak and The Macintosh and Nate Whiting of Tristan. Chef Carter founded Chefs’ Feast in 1999, and over the years it has become one of Charleston’s largest charitable events. “That year, I invited nine chefs - nine friends, rather - to come together for something I called Chefs’ Feast. We cooked for 300 guests. This year, we’ll welcome 30 chefs and more than one thousand guests to the event.”
Visit www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/chefs-feast to purchase tickets, tables and sponsorships. Tickets include entrance as well as food and drink. Chefs’ Feast is black tie optional. For more information, please call the Lowcountry Food Bank at 843-747-8146 ext. 105.