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Metro Restaurants Cooked Up Kindness for Kids

More Than $115,000 Raised for Regional Food Bank

March 29, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – More than $115,000 in net proceeds was raised last night at the 26th annual Chefs’ Feast for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program.  Thanks to the support from area restaurants and the community, 575 chronically hungry students will now have access to food over the weekends and school holidays.

“We want to thank all of the chefs, guests, sponsors and volunteers for helping us fight childhood hunger,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “We also want to thank Chef Christine Dowd and Chef Don Thiery for coordinating this successful event.”

A big thank you to the following restaurants for participating: Aunt Pittypat’s Catering, Big Truck Tacos, Cafe 501, Cafe 7, Chef's Requested Foods, Chef Don Thiery, Cheever's, Cuppies & Joe, Gages Steak House, Gopuram Taste of India, Kam's Kookery and Guilford Gardens, McNeal's Catering, Mutt's Amazing Hot Dogs, Platt College, RED Prime Steak, Rehearsals, RePUBlic Gastropub, Rococo, Sara Sara Cupcakes, Southern Nazarene University Dining Services - SODEXO, The Catering Connection, The Coach House and Western Concepts Restaurants, The Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro, The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro, The Museum Cafe, University of Oklahoma, US Foods and West.

This year, Chef Robert Johnson from US Foods received the most votes from guests and won the 2013 Foodie Favorite Award. Click here to download a photo.

Chefs’ Feast, which was presented by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, was held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy Heritage & Western Museum

Chefs’ Feast was also sponsored by: 7 Up Bottling Company, B.C. Clark Jewelers, Chef’s Requested, Devon Energy Corporation, Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine, EatAroundOKC, Ideas in Ice, Lamar Outdoor, Magic 104.1 KMGL, News 9, The Oklahoman, QuickPrint, Republic National Distributing Company, Trawick Images, US Foods, and Yelp.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 470 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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