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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Charleston Chefs: Feed The Need

(Nico Romo, Charleston Grill's Michelle Weaver and FIG's Mike Lata)
Lots going on today. The Fish spring/printemps menu launches tonight! Holy escargot, kids. It is divine. It's also Pay It Forward Wednesday, so come on out and show your support to Louie's Kids, battling childhood obesity one child at a time.

This morning, Jodie, Nico, Randall and I met chefs and restaurateurs alike at the Riviera for the launch of Charleston Chef's: Feed The Need. This program and call-to-action comes courtesy of Charleston Grill General Manager Mickey Bakst. When you're talking about pulling people together, no one does it like Mickey. Mickey has gathered 52 local chefs who will produce more than 20,000 meals for Lowcountry residents in the coming year. Specifically, “Feed The Need” will provide meals to Crisis Ministries, Tricounty Ministries, East Cooper Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood House and will be organized through the Lowcountry Food Bank. During Mickey's speech this morning, he quoted Alice Waters so you know I was all in from there.

It's always amazing to gather together any community of folks in Charleston in one place. There's so much collective energy, it's palpable. It's one of the things I love most about the Holy City. Our speed and sincerity in pulling people together toward a common goal. A good day on King Street, and we can't wait to go to work. Thanks, Mickey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

such an admirable cause! we had no doubt that nico, jodie, randall and the entire crew would be on board and apart of this.