Lowcountry Food Bank Announces 21st Annual Chefs' Feast Gala to Fight Childhood Hunger

The Lowcountry Food Bank on Monday announced that its 21st annual Chefs' Feast gala will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. More than 700 community partners and guests are expected to attend to support the fight against childhood hunger.

Chefs' Feast is a collaboration between the Lowcountry Food Bank and more than 30 of the community's most celebrated chefs, who will offer up delectable bites for guests to enjoy. Guests can also indulge in a hosted bar, participate in a live auction, and meet the Lowcountry's own celebrity chefs as they serve up signature dishes.
Chef Robert Carter founded Chefs' Feast in 1999, and the event has become one of Charleston's largest charitable events. The slate of participating restaurants includes some of the Lowcountry's most prestigious eating places. For the third consecutive year, Chef Jacques Larson, Executive Chef of the Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive, will serve as Chefs' Feast Lead Chef.

The chefs who will participate in the Chefs' Feast 2020 include:

  • Adam Close - Poogan's Hospitality Group
  • Allison Cates - Butcher & Bee
  • Amanee Neirouz & Liz Gorman - Relish Restaurant Group
  • Anthony DiBernardo - Swig & Swine
  • Ben Berryhill - Red Drum
  • Bradley Grozis - Wild Olive
  • Brandon Carter - FARM
  • Brian Waters - Saltus River Grill
  • Charles Arena - Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
  • Chris Ryan - Belmond-Charleston Place
  • David Pell - The Royal Tern
  • Demetre Castanas - Grill 225
  • Doug Blair - Cassique-Kiawah Island Club
  • Drew Hedlund - Fleet Landing
  • Emily Cookson - Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Heather Hutton - Edmunds' Oast
  • Jason Reed - Florence's
  • Jeremiah Bacon - Indigo Road
  • John Amato - Melfi's & Little Jack's
  • John Ondo - The Atlantic Room at Kiawah Island Resort
  • John Zucker - Cru Café & Catering & Purlieu
  • Juan Cassalet - Malagon
  • Kara Corbelle - The Obstinate Daughter & Beardcat's Sweet Shop
  • Kelly Franz - The River Course-Kiawah Island Club
  • Kelly Wilson - Culinary Institute of Charleston
  • Marc Collins - Circa 1886
  • Mark Keiser - Oak Steakhouse
  • Matt Canter - The Establishment
  • Michael Harvey - Jalisco's Taqueria & Tequila
  • Peden Rucker - Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
  • Russ Moore - Slightly North of Broad
  • Samantha Blagg - Blossom & Magnolia's
  • Shaun Connolly - Josephine Wine Bar
  • Steve Boyer - CRU Cafe
  • Steve Stone - 82 Queen
  • Tim Richardson - Hank's Seafood
  • Tim Wickey - KISS Cafe
  • Tommy Begnaud - Butcher and the Boar
  • Travis Grimes - Husk.

Proceeds from Chefs' Feast benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank childhood hunger programs - Kids Café, Backpack Buddies, School Market, School Pantry and Summer Meals - which alleviate after school, weekend and summer hunger for children throughout the coastal counties of South Carolina.

Unfortunately, one of five children throughout the Lowcountry experiences food insecurity and hunger. Through support from Chefs' Feast and community partners, the Lowcountry Food Bank served 79,721 meals and more than 8,000 pounds of fresh produce to children last summer alone through the Lowcountry Food Bank Summer Meals program. The BackPack Buddies program served 130,876 meals last year. The Kids Café program served 325,838 after-school meals.

Click here to reserve seats, tables, and sponsorships. Reservations include entrance along with food and drink. Chefs' Feast attire is Cocktail or Black Tie. For more information, visit the Lowcountry Food Bank website at lowcountryfoodbank.org or call the Lowcountry Food Bank at 843-747-8146, extension 162.

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