Lowcountry Food Bank Announces 21th Annual Chefs’ Feast Gala to Fight Childhood Hunger – Updated Chef Listing

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

Sponsorships available to support our Childhood Hunger programs

January 28, 2020 - Charleston, SC - The Lowcountry Food Bank's 21st annual Chefs' Feast gala will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the North Charleston Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive. 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.

For the third consecutive year, Chef Jacques Larson, Executive Chef of the Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive, will serve as Chefs' Feast Lead Chef. 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.

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

Charles Arena -- Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
Tommy Begnaud -- Butcher and the Boar
Samantha Blagg -- Magnolias
Doug Blair -- Cassique @ Kiawah Island Club
Matt Canter -- The Establishment
Brandon Carter -- FARM
Marc Collins -- Circa 1886
Shaun Connolly -- Josephine Wine Bar
Emily Cookson -- Lowcountry Food Bank
Kara Corbelle -- Obstinate Daughter/Beardcats
Anthony DiBernardo -- Swig & Swine
Matt Fitzgerald -- The Sanctuary Hotel @ Kiawah Island Resort
Kelly Franz -- The River Course @ Kiawah Island Club
Liz Gorman -- Ms. Rose's
Travis Grimes -- Husk
Brad Grozis -- Wild Olive
Mike Harvey -- Jalisco's Taqueria & Tequila
Drew Hedlund -- Fleet Landing
Heather Hutton -- Edmund's Oast
Mark Keiser -- Oak Steakhouse
Russ Moore -- Slightly North of Broad
John Ondo -- The Atlantic Room @ Kiawah Island Resort
David Pell -- The Royal Tern
Jason Reed -- Florence's
Tim Richardson -- Hank's Seafood
Jillian Rowan -- Red Drum
Peden Rucker -- Patrick Properties & Hospitality Group
Chris Ryan -- Belmond Charleston Place
Steve Stone -- 82 Queen
Shamil Velazquez -- Delaney Oyster House
Brian Waters -- Saltus River Grill
Tim Wickey -- KISS Café
Kelly Wilson/Claire Chapman -- St. Honore Pastry
John Zucker -- Cru Café and Catering/Purlieu
Sarah Prezioso -- Darling Oyster
Chef JC -- The MacIntosh
Jeremiah Bacon -- The Indigo Road
Jacques Larson -- Wild Olive & Obstinate Daughter

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.

"We are grateful for the generosity that the chefs throughout our community give," said Pat Walker, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. "Chefs' Feast helps us actively fight childhood hunger to ensure that our youth can live healthy and productive lives."

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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About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 31 million pounds of food in 2019. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to nearly 300 partner agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information go to http://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:
Jill Hirsekorn, Lowcountry Food Bank
Communications Director
Phone 843-747-8146 ext. 167