Lowcountry Food Bank Announces its 20th Annual Chefs’ Feast Gala to Fight Childhood Hunger

January 14, 2018 - Charleston, SC - The Lowcountry Food Bank announced today that its 20th annual Chefs' Feast gala will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 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 second 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. First time restaurants this year include Tradd's, and first time participating chefs include Lauren Brower, Liz Gorman, Drew Hedlund and Michael Holler.

The chefs who will participate in the Chefs' Feast 2019 include: Anthony DiBernardo - Swig & Swine | Brandon Carter - FARM | Brian Waters - Saltus River Grill | Charles Arena - Acme Lowcountry Kitchen | Chris Ryan - Belmond-Charleston Place | Drew Hedlund - Tradd's | Emily Cookson - Lowcountry Food Bank | Heather Hutton - Edmunds' Oast | Jeremiah Bacon - Indigo Road restaurant Group | John Zucker - Cru Café & Catering | Kelly Franz - Magnolia's | Kelly Wilson - Culinary Institute of Charleston | Lauren Browner - Wild Dunes Resort | Liz Gorman - Ms. Rose's Fine Food and Cocktails | Marc Collins - Circa 1886 | Mark Keiser - Oak Steakhouse | Michael Holler - Indaco | Michael Toscano - La Farfalle | Russ Moore - SNOB | Michael Harvey - Queen Street Catering | Steve Stone - 82 Queen Street Catering | Steve Stone - 82 Queen | Tim Richardson - Hand's Seafood | Tonya Mitchell - Aramark at the College of Charleston | Vinson Petrillo - Zero George.

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 lives."

Click here to reserve seats, tables and sponsorships. Reservations include entrance along with food and drink. Chefs' Feast is black tie optional. For more information, More information is available on 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 2018. 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

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