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Raleigh chef hosts dinner to fight child hunger

Posted August 29
Updated August 30

$500 funds a day of free summer meals from our food truck.  The "Mobile Tastiness Machine"  drives into different low-income neighborhood sites each day to serve free, healthy summer meals to kids.

— Tickets go on sale Tuesday for a charitable dinner held by Raleigh Chef Ashley Christensen to fight child hunger.

In its seventh year, the dinner will help raise money for Share Our Strength, a nonprofit devoted to ending child hunger in America, and Raleigh's own Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

The dinner will be held Sept. 17 at Poole's Diner in downtown Raleigh. The night will begin with a cocktail reception with appetizers prepared by Christensen.

The following chefs will be preparing a special course with a wine pairing:

  • Chef Alex Raij, chef/owner of El Quinto Pino, Txikito, La Vara, and Tekoa in New York (James Beard Nominee for Best Chef New York)
  • Chef Jason Stanhope, executive chef of FIG in Charleston (James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast: 2016)
  • Chef Sarah Grueneberg, chef/owner of Monteverde in Chicago (James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes: 2017)
  • Chef Cheetie Kumar, chef/owner of Garland in Raleigh (James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast)
  • Chef Kelly Fields, chef/owner of Willa Jean in New Orleans (James Beard Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef)

Following dinner, there will be a short auction of experiences donated by each of the chefs.

Tickets for the dinner are $200 per person and include food and beverage pairings.


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