Event: 8th Annual Farm to Plate Fundraiser, May 14, 2015

Farm to Plate

Thirty local chefs will help Sustainable Food Center celebrate its 40th anniversary year, providing small bites made from locally-sourced ingredients, at the 8th annual Farm to Plate event, Thursday, May 14 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Barr Mansion. Individual tickets are now on sale online.

Farm to Plate focuses exclusively on locally grown and produced food, as well as educating guests about how healthy, humanely raised, sustainably grown, affordable food helps strengthen the food system for all Central Texans.

All proceeds benefit SFC’s not-for-profit programs, which include four farmers markets, organic food gardening classes, support for area farmers, and cooking classes and nutrition education.

The event format is “sip and stroll,” with guests sampling small bites and enjoying an array of beverages throughout the evening. Drinks will be provided by mixologist David Alan, a.k.a. the Tipsy Texan; beer from local breweries Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Independence Brewing Company, and Hops and Grain; several biodynamic wines; and tea from Zhi Tea.
AdvertisementThe 2015 Farm to Plate chefs include Jesse Griffiths (Dai Due), Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo and Gardner), Anthony Sobotik (Lick), Sonya Cote (Eden East), Shawn Cirkiel (Parkside and Olive & June), Michael Castillo (Uchi), Nicole Patel (Delysia Chocolatier), Rick Lopez (La Condesa), Ryan Town (Olivia), Sarah McIntosh (épicerie), Joel Fried (Tacodeli), John Lichtenberger (Peché), Charles Zhuo (Barley Swine), and Scotty Szekretar (Sway), among many others. For the full chef lineup, go to sustainablefoodcenter.org.

In addition, Sustainable Food Center will present the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Suzanne Santos, SFC farmers’ market director for more than a decade, with the Sustainable Food Changemaker award at the event. The Changemaker award honors individuals and organizations that have contributed to SFC’s mission in a significant way.

Tables are available for purchase on SFC’s website. VIP tables, which include sponsorship recognition and amenities, are $3,000, and regular tables for 10 are $2,000. A limited number of individual tickets are available for $250 each.

Corporate and in-kind sponsors to date are H-E-B, Silicon Labs, JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation, First Connect Insurance Services, Marquee Event Group, and Barr Mansion.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/1wzB9qj or contact Kelly Rowley, kelly@sustainablefoodcenter.org, 512-220-1086.

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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