Chefs in Action 2020 has been postponed until July

To Our Ticket Holders:

Thank you for your support of Food Connection in purchasing a ticket to our annual fundraiser, Chefs in Action, scheduled on April 16. To encourage social distancing and do our part in protecting the health and safety of our supporters, volunteers, sponsors and chefs, Food Connection is postponing Chefs in Action until late July. We will continue to monitor developments and will announce additional information as we learn more.

If you have purchased a ticket to the April event, you have several options:

1. Hold your ticket for the rescheduled event.

2. Ask for a refund.

3. Consider donating your ticket funds to Food Connection to assist us during these trying times.

This is a trying time for all of us, but especially those who depend on us to feed their families. We will continue to do all that we can in the interim to help them. If you need to contact us regarding this please call 828-407-0353.

Format of Chefs in Action 2020

Delicious Food

Chefs in Action is a chance to taste some of the delicious chef-prepared food that was once ending up in the trash, but now thanks to Food Connection, is being rescued and delivered to feed our neighbors in need. Eight of our donor/chef partners will be preparing small plates in stations throughout the venue. You'll have a chance to interact with each one of them and ask them about the impact of Food Connection. 

Chefs in Action 2020 is delighted to be featuring:

  • Chef Edwin French- Pack's Tavern
  • Chef Kim Lloyd - Celine & Company
  • Chef Jessie Massie - Sierra Nevada
  • Chef Shawn Custer- UNCA
  • Chef Melissa McNight - Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Chef Michel Baudouin - Bouchon & RendezVous
  • Chef Susan Davila - Givens Highland Farm

Beer and Wine

WIcked Weed Brewing, our Presenting Sponsor will be providing an assortment of beer and Biltmore Wines will be providing different varieties of wine. 


Jr James will be bringing his famous Rhythm Grill and DJ'ing. We will also be entertained by the local celebrities Jeff Anders and Jesse Barry- American Idol contestant!

Guest Speakers

You will hear from the folks who make it all happen including Flori Pate, Co-founder/Executive Director, Mary Evans from Packs Tavern, Woody McKee of AVL Ride (a key partner in the "connecting" of the Food Connections) and some food recipient partners. 


There will be fabulous raffle prizes donated from many local businesses