Southern Chefs Potluck Nets Big Dollars for Georgians
Last Sunday’s Southern Chefs Potluck, benefitting Wholesome Wave Georgia, boosted the agency’s coffers when 150 patrons and 20 of the Atlanta area’s top chefs converged on Serenbe to provide a bountiful smorgasbord of the finest food our region offers.
For the main course, The Farmhouse at Serenbe provided its famous fried chicken, recently touted the best fried chicken in the August 2012 issue of Martha Stewart Living, and Jim N’ Nick’s B-B-Q offered up White Oak Pastures meats and their own hot links. The participating chefs provided Sunday supper sides along with homemade pickles, relishes, and desserts.
Patrons dined family style with the chefs while being entertained by local talent Christ, Lord!, Lily and the Tigers, and Under White Pines. Once sated, the talented auctioneer Will Harris worked the crowd to raise money for Wholesome Wave Georgia.
Four one-of-a-kind chefs packages were on the auction block. Patrons bid high and bid often, raising more than $53,000 for the agency from the auction and ticket sales. This figure represents more than $106,000 in local, fresh food purchased by Georgia nutrition assistance recipients at farmers markets as well as in excess of $106,000 in business for small, local and family farms.
Thank you Georgia residents for attending the Southern Chefs Potluck and, more importantly, for supporting the good work of Wholesome Wave Georgia. Together, we make a difference!