I’ve seen the Turning the Tables on Hunger crew a few times at the Homeless Alliance’s Day Shelter and it’s always an incredible event.
For those who don’t know, the Day Shelter provides breakfast and lunch (and a bevy of social outreach programs) to Oklahoma City’s sadly massive homeless population. The kitchens run on donations and it’s yeoman’s work putting together meals that are healthy and tasty for big groups twice a day.
Clayton Bahr started the Turning the Tables on Hunger events in 2015, enlisting local chefs to come in and create a gourmet-quality meal for diners using the available pantry items. Kind of like a massive version of “Chopped,” except with the added benefit of bringing recognition to the need for donations to the Homeless Alliance.
This year they’re going one step further with an event that reaches out to raise funds with OKC’s foodie community: Chefs-Giving.
On Nov. 5, a murderer’s row of great local chefs will converge on Packard’s New American Kitchen for a dinner of Thanksgiving sides made with recipes diners can take home and make for their own family celebrations.
Scheduled chefs include:
Taylor Desjarlais Café Cuvee
Kevin Lee Vast
Justin Brown Hunny Bunny Biscuit Co.
Larry Pickering Canvas
Elena Farrar Elemental Coffee
Mitchell Dunzy Heritage Bread Co.
Brianna Shear Packard’s New American Kitchen
David Henry The Hutch on Avondale
Missy Aust Stella
Colin Stringer Nonesuch
Michael Paske Café 7
Allison Dake Brown Egg Bakery
Jason Campbell Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge
Shannon Goforth Ludivine
US Foods will provide a carving station.
Tickets are $60, but there are a limited number available. Visit chefsgivingokc.org to purchase yours.
If you can’t go, but you’re still moved to help out, visit homelessalliance.org and consider making a donation. They can stretch a dollar like nobody’s business, turning it into healthy meals for those in need.
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