So we’ve been hyping winter events at Asheville’s best restaurants, but this one deserves its own mention. On February 3rd at Marketplace some of the best Asheville chefs are getting together with a few of the best chefs in the South to cook dinner for a great cause:
The Chef Action Network(CAN). CAN is an advocacy organization partnered with The James Beard Foundation whose purpose is to facilitate and provide resources for the nation’s best chefs to change the way food is treated and understood in our culture at large. That means creating sustainability, access and social justice through education. I’ve always believed that a great business is as much about teaching as it is about selling, and this is a concept these Asheville chefs and their Southern colleagues definitely get.
The lineup is pretty awesome: William Dissen (The Market Place), John Fleer (Rhubarb), Anthony Lamas (Seviche), Joseph Lenn (JC Holdaway), Hari Pulapaka (Cress), Katie Button (Curate & Nightbell), Annie Pettry (Decca) and Meherwan Irani (Chai Pani & MG Road)
These James Beard Nominated Southern and Asheville chefs are cooking a 5 course Appalchian-themed dinner with wine and drink pairings to support CAN’s Vision, which is to:
- Develop a national network of influential chefs and restaurateurs committed to driving change
- Credibly connect chefs to information and organizations focused on critical issues
- Work with chefs to maximize the impacts of their newly found voices & advocacy efforts
- Support chefs in creating and taking leadership role in the local and national initiatives they care about
On Wednesday, February 3rd, at The Market Place Restaurant this will definitely be one of the best dinners of 2016. Not only that, it will benefit an amazing cause and be a significant event for Asheville chefs in the national scene.