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SOLD OUT Dinner to Help Fight Childhood Hunger

  • Poole's Diner 426 South McDowell Street Raleigh, NC, 27601 United States (map)


Thank you for your interest in attending this event, but tickets are no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Quigley,

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is honored and excited to partner on Chef Ashley Christensen's annual dinner to fight childhood hunger. Joining Ashley in the kitchen is a serious line up of talented chefs from all over the country:

  • Chef Sarah Grueneberg, chef/partner of Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio in Chicago, IL (2017 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes)

  • Chef Jason Stanhope, executive chef of FIG in Charleston, SC (2015 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef Southeast)

  • JoAnne Canady-Brown, owner of The Gingered Peach Bakery in Lawrence, NJ (2018 James Beard Foundation fellow)

  • Alex Raij, chef owner of Txikito, La Vara, Saint Julivert, and El Quinto Pino in New York (2019 finalist for James Beard Awards Outstanding Restaurateur)

  • Rob McDaniel, executive chef of SpringHouse in Alexander City, AL (2017 semifinalist for James Beard Foundation Best Chef South)

Your evening begins with a cocktail reception with bites from Ashley Christensen, followed by a dinner featuring a course with wine pairing from each guest chef. After dinner, bid on an array of auction experiences donated by each of the chefs. Proceeds from the event will fight childhood hunger throughout North Carolina and in each of the communities the chefs live.


Earlier Event: October 9
Youth Food Security Summit
Later Event: October 22
Farm Lunch