One of the most charming things about Charm City’s restaurant scene is the willingness of local chefs and restaurant owners to band together and collaborate to raise money for a good cause.
The most recent example of this is coming up in just a few short weeks when, on the evening of November 14, a cadre of chefs will descend upon the kitchen at The Food Market in Hampden. As they cook, the chefs will be working on behalf of No Kid Hungry, a national program run by Share Our Strength, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.
The dinner is sure to be a fabulous one. Food Market’s Chef and owner, Chad Gauss, will be cooking alongside some of the city’s brightest stars: Chef Aja Cage (Gunther & Co.), Chef Neill Howell (The Corner Pantry), Chef Ben Lefenfeld (La Cuchara), Chef Zack Mills (Wit & Wisdom) and Chef Bryan Voltaggio (Aggio, Volt).
The evening starts with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by a multi-course seated dinner, starting at 7 p.m. The event also includes a live auction featuring fun culinary items.
No Kid Hungry is a cause close to the hearts of all the chefs involved. Though this is the first No Kid Hungry dinner here in Baltimore, the chef community has been involved in other events, including a cocktail-making competition at Wit & Wisdom, called Chefs Behind Bars, and “Baltimore Row” at Washington, D.C.’s Taste of the Nation.
All proceeds from this dinner will go directly to Share Our Strength; the money raised has the potential to make a real difference. Share Our Strength’s efforts focus on improving access to school breakfasts and summer meals for kids who otherwise might not get healthy meals.
Right now, one of every four kids in Maryland struggles with hunger. Of those who receive a free or reduced-cost lunch at school, only 64% get school breakfast and in the summer, only 22% get summer meals.
Baltimore’s chef community wants to change that. By attending dinners like this one, everyone can help – and have a great time while doing something good.
Tickets are $150 and sponsorship and table opportunities are available. For more information about the Food Market No Kid Hungry dinner and to buy tickets, click here.
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