Less than 60 Tickets Available for Chefs’ Feast

Enjoy Delicious Food from Metro Area Chefs in The Race to End Childhood Hunger

(Oklahoma City) – March 30, 2018 – Less than 60 tickets are available for Chefs’ Feast, presented by BancFirst. The food-tasting event is on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.  Enjoy complimentary beverages and delicious food from the metro area's popular chefs and restaurants. Proceeds from Chefs’ Feast benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Programs.

“At Chefs’ Feast, guest can sample 60 different dishes from 20 of the Oklahoma City area’s favorite restaurants,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Join us at this derby-themed event as we race to end childhood hunger.”

Chef Rob Johnson from US Foods and Chef Don Thiery from Guckenheimer Cafe are co-chairs for this year’s event. Participating chefs and restaurants include: Chef Mitchell Dunzy from Esca Vitae Café and Bakery; Chef Eddie Hartwick from SONIC, America’s Drive-In; Chefs Jay Mays and Michael Paske from Cafe7/Venue 7; Chefs Kim and Gene Leiterman from Cocoflow; and Chef Aaron Ware from OSU IT. These chefs and others will be cooking up derby-themed dishes like Kentucky bourbon pulled pork and mint chocolate hazelnut cheesecake shooters with praline crumble. For a complete list of participating chefs and restaurants, please visit chefsfeast.org.

In addition to delicious food, Chefs’ Feast features nine one-of-a-kind auction items, raffles packages including a precious Metal Package from APMEX.com and a fine wine and whiskey pull.

“One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to healthy food, which is why supporting Chefs’ Feast is so important,” said Fitzgerald. “This event is selling out quickly, so get your tickets now.”

Individual tickets are $150 and patron tables with seating for 10 are $1,700. Early entry tickets are an additional $25 per person and grants access 30 minutes before the doors officially open at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit chefsfeast.org or contact Kallie Mikles at 405-600-3193 or kmikles@regionalfoodbank.org.

Every $100 raised at the event will support a child in a Food for Kids Program for an entire year. Last year, the Regional Food Bank fed nearly 44,000 chronically hungry children through these Food for Kids Programs:

  • Backpack Program: During the school year, chronically hungry elementary school students receive a backpack full of nutritious, kid-friendly, non-perishable food every Friday.
  • Kid’s Café: An after school program, Kid’s Café provides food, mentoring, tutoring, and a variety of other activities.
  • School Pantry Program: This program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over weekends and school holidays.
  • Summer Feeding Program: This program is operated through a partnership with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, the Oklahoma Department of Education, Sodexo and the community.

Chefs’ Feast is presented by BancFirst. Chefs’ Feast sponsors include: APMEX.com, Devon Energy, Cresap Family Foundation, Chesapeake Energy, US Foods, 110 Events, News 9, QuickPrint, BC Clark Jewelers, Dell, Trawick Images, Magic 104.1 KMGL, Tenaris USA, Echo Energy, Express Employment Professionals, Yelp and Lamar Outdoor.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 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 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. 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.