Charlottesville Chefs Holding Benefit Dinner for Food Bank

March 25, 2014

Five of Charlottesville's most renowned chefs are coming together for one night, and it's all to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Last year, five chefs were named to the Mount Rushmore of Charlottesville for their contributions to the local dining scene. Chefs Craig Hartman, Angelo Vangelopoulos, Melissa Close-Hart, Tim Burgess and Vincent Derquenne will be preparing a set menu of five courses to help feed Central Virginia’s hungry.

The dinner is scheduled for President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, April 13. Tickets are $250 per person, and only 100 tickets will be sold.

Organizers say this is a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

"This is, to my knowledge the chefs tell me, the first time they've ever all cooked together in one place,” says Simon Davidson, dinner organizer. “They've all been around here for a long time and helped build the Charlottesville dining scene, but this is the first time that they're actually cooking together in one dinner."

Officials say money raised from the dinner will be enough to provide thousands of meals to the area's hungry.

Click on the link on the side to purchase tickets.

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