Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will be hosting their first Chef’s Night’s of 2016 with two nights in January.
Chef Paula Kendrick of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host Chef’s Night on Friday, January 8th, 2016 and then Chef Sam Faggetti and Rabii Saber of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort will host their Chef’s Night on Thursday, January 14, 2016 with both events taking place from 6pm-9pm (see flyers below).
Second Harvest Food Bank Chef’s Night
Chef’s Night is a charity event that benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida that provides meals to thousands of Central Florida residents throughout the year and also has a jobs training program to assist individuals with starting a career in the culinary industry.
Orlando Local Guide was invited to the event in March 2015 in which John Rivers of 4 Rivers delivered several courses while a camera located in the kitchen allowed patrons to watch the chef and students at work preparing the nights meal. Entertainment also was provided to the guest and a book signing (see video below).
“When guests dine with us as part of the Chef’s Night series, they support our Culinary Training Program, which provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the skills needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “We’re proud to partner with chefs like John Rivers to provide a delicious meal to our community while raising money for a great cause.”
Second Harvest’s 14-week Culinary Training Program provides free hands-on cooking and kitchen training, similar to the curriculum of professional culinary institutions. In addition to learning life skills and employable skills, participants also receive employment assistance.
Previous Chef’s Nights Participants
Previous Chef’s Nights at Second Harvest Food Bank have featured Chef Kathleen Blake (The Rusty Spoon), Chef Kevin Fonzo (K Restaurant), Chef John Rivers (4 Rivers), Chef Hari Pulapaka (Cress Restaurant), and Chef Hector Colon (SeaWorld Orlando), Chef Nathan Hardin (Highball & Harvest at the Ritz Carlton), and Chef Jaden Sheive, (Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen at the Marriott Grande Lakes).
Chef Paula Kendrick of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on January 8th, 2016
Four Seasons Resort Orlando and Walt Disney World Resort Chef’s Night on January 14th, 2016
Click here to visit the official website and purchase tickets.
Second Harvest Food Bank Chef’s Night Video – John Rivers
Second Harvest Food Bank Map