Columbia chefs bring talented culinary friends for benefit to ‘Feed the City’

A host of talented chefs will join together in Columbia to raise money for a good cause – fighting homelessness in Columbia.

Kwame Onwuachi, Erik Bruner-Yang, Claire Robinson, and Lauren Resler-Stupak will come together with Mike Davis at his beloved restaurant, Terra, each cooking a course for the 2019 Transitions Chefs’ Feast and Feed the City.

“This year’s line-up of guest chefs shares a dedication to fighting poverty and ending homelessness, as well as enlightening people about the underlying causes of homelessness,” the website says.

The dinner is a part of Feed the City, “a series of culinary events benefiting Columbia, SC” taking place from April 26 to April 29.

“FEED the CITY is a multi-day culinary celebration dedicated to ending poverty, increasing food access and providing an opportunity to those most in need in Columbia, South Carolina,” the website says. “Proceeds from the various events will benefit Transitions Homeless Center, Historic Columbia’s Jewish Heritage Initiative, Richland Library, and the CITY GRIT Hospitality Workforce Development Program.”

In addition to Davis, local chefs Sarah Simmons, Aaron Hoskins, Joe Bowie, and Kristian Neimi, will host a line-up of nationally acclaimed guest chefs representing a wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities, including Hillary Sterling, Fany Gerson, Lissadell Cohen-Serrins and Erik Bruner-Yang.

Proceeds from this dinner will benefit Transitions, a local homeless center dedicated to moving people off the streets and into permanent housing. Existing and former clients of Transitions with food service experience will be invited to serve as sous chefs to the guest chefs as they prepare their course for the evening.

In addition to the dinner, another event special to this call to action is Kugels and Collards at the Historic City Market. The four-course dinner will be held on April 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and benefit the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 29 at Terra Restaurant in West Columbia from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets for the five-course dinner are $150. For more information on the benefit, click here.

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