Tickets on Sale for 30th Annual Chefs’ Feast

Food Tasting Event Benefits Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs

(Oklahoma City) – Feb. 9, 2017 – Tickets are on sale for the 30th annual Chefs' Feast, which is on Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumEnjoy complimentary beverages and a fun twist on your favorite Oklahoma-inspired food from 25 of the metro area's finest chefs and restaurants.  Proceeds from this food tasting event benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids childhood hunger programs.

Participating restaurants and chefs include: Aunt Pittypat's Catering, Tri-Coordinating Chef Christine Dowd; Platt College, Tri-Coordinating Chef Don Thiery; US Foods, Tri-Coordinating Chef Robert Johnson; Back Door Barbecue, Chef Kathryn Mathis; Big Truck Tacos, Chef Kathryn Mathis; Cafe 7/Venue 7, Chefs J. Mays and Michael Paske; Gages Steakhouse, Chef Rob Ferris; Guernsey Park, Chef Paul Langer; Museum Cafe, Chef Donelle Hardimon; Pizzeria Gusto, Chef Kathryn Mathis; RePUBlic Gastropub, Chef Boo Hee Thomas; SONIC Drive-In Culinary Innovations, Chefs Eddie Hartwick; The Drake, Chef Mike Clark; The Red Cup, Chef Patrick Clark; and Whole Foods, Chefs Terri Nelson, Madeline Saunier, Jonathon Tophoj, Sara Alvarez, and Nicole Bonavolonta.

The event also features a wine pull, a precious metal pull and locally inspired raffle items, including a $2,000 B.C. Clark’s gift card. Chef Christine Dowd from Aunt Pittypat’s Catering; Chef Rob Johnson from US Foods; and Chef Don Thiery from Platt College are Tri-Chairs of Chefs’ Feast.

Chefs’ Feast is sponsored by: APMEX.com, Cresap Family Foundation, Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy, News 9, QuickPrint, BC Clark Jewelers, 7Up/Snapple Bottling Company of Oklahoma, US Foods, Riverwind Casino, Trawick Images, Yelp and Lamar Outdoor.

Individual tickets are $150 and Patron Tables, which include reserved seating for 10 and two bottles of wine, are available for $1,700.  Tickets and Patron Tables are limited and provided on a first come, first served basis. Purchase tickets online today by visiting chefsfeast.org.  For more information contact Natalie Wood at 405.600.3174 or nwood@regionalfoodbank.org.

One in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day.  A $200 gift will support a child in Food for Kids for an entire school year.  Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided nearly three million meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs: the Backpack Program, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, and School Pantries.   

  • The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends.
  • Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.
  • Kids Cafe and Snack Sites, provide food, mentoring, tutoring, and a variety of other activities to at-risk children in central and western Oklahoma.
  • The Summer Feeding program provides meals to children 18 and under over the long summer months when free and reduced price meals are not available at school.

“One student called me over the weekend to ask for help,” shared a School Pantry coordinator.  “She and her two sisters only had one banana to split between them for the weekend. I opened up the school pantry and got her some food to take home right away.”

Together, we can solve childhood hunger.  For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 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 587 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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