One of Charlotte’s yummiest charity events will feature star chefs from across the Southeast — and they’re all women.
The annual No Kids Hungry dinner, which raises money to fight childhood hunger, will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Mimosa Grill. Tickets are $175 each ($75 of which is tax deductible).
The all-star lineup includes Charlotte’s Alyssa Wilen of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, Emily Hahn of Charleston’s Warehouse Bar + Kitchen and Ashley Auer of Atlanta’s Cooks & Soldiers, among others. The evening’s mixologist and sommelier also are women.
“Vivian Howard, chef and host of “Chef & the Farmer” in Kinston, N.C. inspired the idea of hosting a female chef lineup” says event co-chair Allyson Colaco. “There is a growing presence of female chefs throughout the culinary scenes in big and small towns that we thought: Why not highlight some of these rising leaders while raising awareness around the food insecurity issues present in our community.”
If you’re not convinced to help out, just take a look at the menu:
Food insecurity is a big issue in North Carolina — an estimated one in four children here lack consistent access to adequate food, according to a recent Feeding America report.
Proceeds from the dinner will support Share Our Strength, which seeks to end childhood hunger in the U.S. The No Kids Hungry North Carolina campaign is partnering with Share Our Strength and the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention to invest $450,000 in North Carolina communities this year to improve children’s access to quality food.
All images courtesy of No Kids Hungry Charlotte